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5/01/2018

Thank You

Thanks for coming by for a visit, and to share this Thank You card with me, that I've been forever finishing. Pieces of it have been on my desk for some time, and each day I'd plan to finish it, something would interfere. Isn't that the way life goes? My life goes that way, anyhow!

So here it is:

- Memory Box die, cut from white cardstock. Heat embossed first with Ranger's Princess Gold, & I didn't like the look. Re-versamarked it, then used an SnS EP (can't remember the name of it) but looked much much better. A similar size piece of previously created background - from sprays or brusho-s I don't remember that either, as it came from the background box! - was cut to size and glued to the circle to create a background

6x6 card pack had some paper that I thought looked ok with the circle motif. A Hero Arts Infinity circle die embossed a frame for the circle before it was adhered to this DP. (you use the tan pad that embosses instead of cutting...if you are lucky! I have sometimes cut through if it's a thin paper like this was, instead of the thicker card stock. Placing an extra piece of c/s on top of or below the thinner paper is helpful. If you think to do it, which I usually do not, until I ruin the first piece of paper!!!

Stamped the sentiment on a snippet of vellum, heat embossed with the same color used on the circle die. It looks quite different when on the vellum. A few yellow pearls to trim - that's it!

Ya'll have a nice Wednesday. God Bless.

35 comments:

  1. Hi Mary its a lovely card my friend,well done xx

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  2. Mary we all have those unfinished cards, your card has such pretty colours and the torn velum looks wonderful. I must remember to do that :)

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  3. Your background box it's full of interesting pieces, Mary! This background looks fabulous with the heat embossed shapes and the die embossed frame adds some interest. So glad you have finished this card!

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  4. So glad you could finish it Mary as it is such a beautiful and colourful card. And I love the sentiment on the vellum.
    Hugs Veerle xx

    BTW the gold flamingo card, for the background i just inked versamark through a leave stencil poured on golden ep and heat set. So no die cut background just a stencil some ink en golden ep. Looks great doesn't it? It's a bit tricky to do have to be aware the ink doesn't creep under your stencil but doable lol xxx

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  5. What a pretty card Mary - love the sentiment on the vellum, and your treatment of the die cut is gorgeous.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Hi Mary, That's a pretty card.

    Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

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  7. A great background Mary, and a lovely card!

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  8. This is a really pretty die cut circular leafy frame Mary and such a rich lush finish embossed in the gold and the background is perfect with it. There is a sense of achievement when you complete something that has been waiting for attention, and I'm sure we all have a stack of those. x

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  9. Pretty card Mary! I love the sentiment stamped on vellum that way and always forget about doing it. Outstanding card.
    Lynn

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  10. Beautiful background, Mary! This is so elegant with the gold embossing! Love that die!

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  11. This turned out quite pretty with the embossed stem and frame combo. Love the touches of gold with that great background! Life happens and I think we all deal with distractions as such! So glad you came back to finish it :) Enjoy the day!

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  12. Such a beautiful card Mary, love your centre background with the leaves over it, then the vellum and pearls, just perfect.
    Faith
    x

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  13. Mary, your unfinished box has provided you wonderful bits to make such terrific cards and this is no exception. The sentiment looks so good on the vellum and the background is really pretty.

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  14. I love the card and so glad you finally got it finished. I have issues like that a lot myself. But eventually the task gets completed.

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  15. This is gorgeous, Mary!! The background is so beautiful!! I love the colors and the heat-embossed MB die!! It's so stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. Love the muted tones with bronze like colored circle. Great tip on how to avoid cutting while embossing, that is helpful to know.

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous Mary, such a beautiful design and colours, I love the leaf die as the focal image and such a brilliant background, hope all is well with you and yours, Kate x

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  18. A super card Mary, the sentiment stamped on velum looks fabulous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  19. Really lovely card, super leaf stamp and a gorgeous background, lovely colours.

    Kath x

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  20. So glad that you managed to finish it, it was worth it, such a beautiful card Mary! Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. Beautiful card Mary -worth the wait love the embossing and use of vellum
    Carol x

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  22. This is beautiful, Mary! Definitely worth the wait with your choice of rich brown tone and beautifull flowers. My cards never EVER end up the way I originally hope for them to. LOL hugs, de

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  23. Just beautiful! I love the die cut and the debossing- and the vellum sentiment! And, I love your header : )

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  24. This card has so much interest in it. Love the background both of your focal and your card base. You do come up with some interesting and innovative designs, Mary. Love this.

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  25. This is so very lovely. I like all the different elements of your design. Mostly I'm lucky if I can get an image and some designer paper put together. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving your sweet comment.

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  26. Great effect with the die cut Mary and love how you did a couple of colours until you where happy with it. Love the colours of the paper and the vellum is a fabulous touch. Thanks for reminding me that you don't always have to cut the die cut but can emboss too...I always forget to do that x

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  27. How set, beautiful background and the gold embossing is perfect over the background!

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  28. About how my life goes too Momma Mary. lol Love this card, the background is so cool looking in that circle. The leaves look so pretty up against it. The colors are so beautiful as well. I need to try and remember to use vellum for sentiments more often. I never do it, and I just love the way it looks. Hugs, Brenda

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  29. Super card, Mary. Lovely design and I love the vellum strip with the sentiment. xx

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  30. That's a pretty card Mary. Guess I never thought to use vellum for sentiments. Oh, I have quite a few cards sitting on my work place that need to be finished....the ideas will come eventually.

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  31. Unfinished cards, lots of backgrounds, and die cut pieces - I have those in masses! But no time to finish/use them...! Glad you found some to assemble this pretty card!

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  32. Beautiful design Mary. I love your mixed media cards. So many wonderful elements that all work together to create something very special. Great work! xx

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  33. Such a pretty card! Love the design with the pretty leaf silhouette die cut. Pretty colors too!

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  34. What a pretty thank you card. That backing paper is really interesting, a lot going on in it.

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  35. Hehe I can identify with you so well...life does get in the way of our hobbies!!! Love the stylish look of your card
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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