Last week you could almost hear the gasp of relief which swept around the world like a Mexican Wave, from all the LIMettes when they realised there was no acetate or one layer cards required for last week's challenge.
We have another goody for you this week too. As we wanted to thank you for all the support we have received from the inception of our blog and to congratulate you on the fabulous entries you submit each week, the theme for our Lucky Dip this week is
THANK YOU or CONGRATULATIONS
This week we are joined by our first LIMited Edition, Guest Designer, who is a keen contributor and produces the most beautiful creations, so a big welcome to
For my 'Thank you' card I decided to go back to a DL (Double length) card. I stamped my curiously named Penny Black, 'Carefree Smiles' stamp, onto green paper using Versamark, sprinkled it with Stamp and Bond and heated it gently to melt. I then added gilding flakes in Variegated Green, pressed them down, tapped off the excess and then burnished the rest with a textured sponge which I bought recently at the NEC. It was called a scoochie or something like that, I can't remember exactly.
I then over-printed the image with my Stampin' Up French Script background stamp in Gold ink.
The sentiment is an unmounted stamp and sadly I can't remember the make of it, but it's one of my favourites which I heat embossed in gold.
I often use it masked to just say 'thanks'.
TIP... I cover part of the stamp with sticky tape whilst I ink it and then pull off the tape before stamping.
For my thank you card I used Stampin' Up speciality papers 'Sweet & Sour' for the stripes and flower, plus some basic black cardstock. The flowers are a new die from the fabulous mini catalogue 'Fun Flowers' All available to purchase through me here.
To make the flower I used one large die-cut and 2 small ones cut from paper and 1 small from black card stock. I stuck the 2 small onto the large one and took my scissors' edge and curled the petals slightly. Then taking the small black flower I cut down from the 'scalloped' edges to the bottom of the petal shape, making 3 strips on each. I curled these and bent toward the centre, then stuck into the top small flower layer. I have added a 10mm black gem to the centre, which is hard to see on the photo, sorry.
Onto my congratulations card I firstly printed 'Congratulations' onto the card stock, Al Fantasy Type Font Available here Then I stamped the Papermania glasses stamp and cut with a Nestie. I added the blue hydrangea flowers and pearls. I punched tiny flower heads and stuck to the bottom of the glasses, Lastly I added liquid pearl dots to the tiny flower centres and glass stems. I did the same pearl dots for the bubbles but sprinkled with them with Glamour Dust glitter.
A little note on placement: I The glasses panel is off centre, then I made sure the flowers were mounted so that there is about the same distance from the edge as the nestie with the glasses, giving balance.
A huge thank you to all of you from both of us, for making our blog the super success it has become, we truly appreciate your support and we'd love you to visit our personal blogs ...we love comments too!.