Monday, August 17, 2009

Velvety thanks

Hello there! I was on vacation for the past week so no major crafting. I did get some cross stitch time in and am almost finished with the little alligator.

I made this thank you card for my stamping friend Leslie who sent me some really cute cross stitch kits she had collecting dust- thanks again Leslie! I hope she liked the card :)

Notice that layer under the sentiment layer? It's velvet! I used liquid Tombow mono-multi to attach the layer on top and then again to attach the whole thing to the card base, but only in the center of the layer, so the edges are a little loose. The bow was added to balance out the giant-ness of the layer the sentiment is stamped on- I had originally planned on cutting it in half, but I like having the whole shape there. I do not trust that I could cut it exactly strait down the middle anyway.

I clear embossed the background image, and used Tattered Rose distress ink around the edges. Aren't you impressed with the color match? I sure was! Sentiment is stamped in Chocolate pallette ink. Background stamp is Hero Arts, sentiment is Amuse. I think. I thought it needed a little something else so I added teeny tiny pearls to the corners.


Leslie Hanna said...

Yes, I got the card, and yes, it is loverly! Loved the velvet and the bling.

Sorry I did not tell you it had arrived - I think tehre was a nasty bill delivered at the same time, and I got distracted.

So impressed, though, a CARD! :-)

Leslie Hanna said...

BAD friend, here. I forgot to check teh card last night. I'll try again tonight. :-(