Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Bunch of Thanks

Check out this fun card!  I made this back in March in a workshop using the now unavailable "Hopscotch" paper from CTMH.  This color combination is right up my alley.

I really enjoyed using this paper pack and wish it was still available.  The good news is, the stamp set is still available and it's such a great set.  It's called "A Bunch of Thanks".

It's a great stamp for traditional stamping, coloring in with markers or doing what I did and paper-piecing.

If you've ever been to one of my card workshops or participated in a card swap with me, you know that I love to cut things out with my micro-tip scissors.  I just find it really relaxing and of course it doesn't hurt that it's something I can do while whatching TV.  (It's also a pretty well known fact that I'm a "tv-aholic")

Here's a closer look at the paper piecing of the flowers and one of the vases...

Isn't that pretty?  Oh, and I'm really loving the gold accents.  I used a strip of Gold Shimmer Trim and added Gold Gems to the flower centers for that added bling.  It's been a long time since I've used gold in my crafts, but I'm currently loving it.  It doesn't hurt that it's really shimmery too (is that a word?).

I also used our new Extra Thick Twine in the Flaxen color and just tied a simple knot.  And along with the Hopscotch patterned paper, I also added a piece of Smoothie paper from the Paper Fundamentals - Whimsy pack.  It has a shiny, embossed texture which adds a little something extra.

Here's a list of supplies used on this card with links to my CTMH website where available:

Paper: "Hopscotch" (no longer available), Colonial White card stock, Paper Fundamentals - Whimsy

**Note: I'm also listing some of my cards in both my Etsy shop and my Ebay shop.  You can find the links on the sidebar of this blog.  Sales will go towards the cost of a school trip to Italy my 15 year old son will be taking next Spring.  Every little bit helps, right?  ;)

Until we meet again...

1 comment:

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wowie, I LOVE this card! I never realized how darling that stamp set is - your card really shows it off! I can see lots of other uses, too, even stamping my own design paper! Thank you for the inspiration!!