Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bird of Thanks

The days after Christmas are all about the thank you cards around here. I like to get cards made and sent out as soon as possible, so our friends and family know how thankful we are for them, and for any gifts that we received. My kids have had it drilled into their heads since they were little "thank you cards, thank you cards, thank you cards" LOL.

This particular one is going to be sent to my step mom, who lives down in FL, so I wanted it to have a spring-look to it, as she really isn't a fan of winter. It made me giggle thinking about that, as I stood outside in a temperature of negative 9, surrounded by snow, taking the picture :)

I played along with 2 challenges for this card. The first one was Stamping 411 and their sketch challenge, and the 2nd one was Shopping Our Stash, who wants us to use ribbon, twine, etc on our project. Go check out both blogs if you haven't already!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Language of Friendship, Petite Pairs
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Watercolor Paper, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon, Oval Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Aquapainter, dimensionals, sponge


  1. Oh love the color combination and the ribbon is so pretty!

  2. OMGosh, I LOVE THIS CARD! I might have to CASE it. Seriously.

    Thaks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  3. What a pretty thank you card! I love your blending.

  4. Gorgeous! So soft and pretty--love that bird!!

  5. absolutely beautiful! thanks for joining us at SOS!

  6. oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a jaw-droppingly beautiful confection of a card! truly ♥MAGNIFIQUE♥!!!!!! (WOW!)

  7. what a delightfully pretty project! This is awesome!! I love the soft coloring! Beautiful job!

  8. Lisa -- lovely card -- I love the shading and that beautiful bow! Great job -- thanks for sharing and for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

  9. Lisa, love your card. I can't believe how similar our cards are for this challenge - I guess I just wanted to let you know it was by chance!!! I had completed mine on the weekend and was waiting for it to go live with the Paper Lovin' Gals challenge. Great minds think alike I guess.

    I love the DSP you have used on your card, the colours are so pretty, and I love your bow.


  10. I love this! Its so nice to see that Springtime Vintage dsp -- one of my all-time personal favs!

  11. The dimension on the bird is awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at the Stamping 411.


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