Saturday, January 19, 2008

thank you cards

I am sooooo behind in getting thank you cards out, so last night I started another attempt to finish them. For this card all I knew is that I wanted to make a 3x6 card, I had never made one, but they look really cute. I also wanted to use my new BasicGrey two scoops paper. While going through my 12x12 cardstock, I realized I need more 12x12 plain heavy paper. So I settled on this green cardbase, if I remember right I think it might be Bazzill. The brackets are by Inque Boutique that have been sitting in their package waiting patiently to be inked up. The bird image is from the Fun and Fast notes by SU. I stamped it in black stazon ink because I wanted to try my first attempt at watercoloring with mineral spirits...eeeck lol. I am a beginner at this and I really didn't know if I was doing it right or not, so it took forever to color! I have a small set of 12 watercolor Prisma pencils so I had to blend alot for the image to match the paper. I am really happy with the results. As a stamper I feel this is where I lack the most is in coloring, its just really scary and frustrating to mess up and have to start all over again. I guess practice makes perfect, so that means I need alot more practice LOL. The ribbon is also BasicGrey but from the Lily Kate line. The white corners are actually chipboard, after I stamped the brackets on the paper, I layed down the chipboard and then lined up the image and stamped again, this time going over the chipboard. I have to say making a 3x6 card was fun, it forced me to work out of the box and I got really nice results. One thank you card done about twenty more to go :)

14 comments:

My Paper World said...

It's so cute Latisha!

JOAN said...

Latisha, the card is beautiful!! I love how you colored the little bird all your effort was worthty. Thanks for your comments on my blog, being a new stamper, I have lots to learn so I need to practice, practice and practice. In the meantime, a lot of paper goes to the trash LOL!!! Can't wait to see all your other thank you cards ;)

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is so cute, love that little bird

Marlou said...

gorgeous card!!! Latisha!!! I have those bracket stamps too, they are great xx

Chris said...

this looks great!!! >"<

LoKawal said...

Great cards and love your blog. I am in SBS 10 with you. See you around!

sari said...

what a cute card!!!

Amber said...

Great card, love that new BG paper!
Hugs from your new SBS 10 sister:)
Amber

malieta said...

Your card is too cute...I love those bird stamps!
malieta:)

Sara Paschal said...

I like you coloring Latisha, I don't make many cards where I have to color either.
This is wonderful!

chelemom said...

What a sweet card!

Chrissy said...

Great card Latisha, its real sweet

Sara Frawley said...

I just love the long note cards! and I can't wait to get that cute little birdie for myself! Thanks for reminding me!
SBS10 hugs!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh my, this is so cute! I love it!

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