Thank you card

One of the ladies in my husband's office made us some chocolate almond butter crunch candy for christmas. It was yummy!!!  So the other night, I made this card for hubby to give to her upon returning to work today, but am just getting around to posting.
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I embossed the flower background on TH Coordination paper, sanded, then sponged the embossed areas with Spiced Marmalade distress ink. In real life, the coordination paper is teal colour to match the bird - don't understand why cameras sometimes change the colour of things - depending on light conditions, I suppose! On printed paper, I used a new Martha Stewart Daisy large edge punch.

For the bird image (Hero Arts "Timely Bird"), I coloured the image directly on the rubber with SU markers, then stamped it on watercolour paper. Using a wet watercolour brush, I then went over the bird, moving the ink around to paint it. Over the top of the image, I stamped a script stamp in versamark, then embossed with white EP. Also I sponged TH Tea Dye distress ink around the torn edge.

The label is a new TH alterations movers and shapers die from Santa that I layered with an oval and rounded rectangle (SU punch) on which is stamped Thank you.  Some small prima flowers & pearls finishes the card.

I noticed that the challenge over at "Make My Monday" is Nature/birds, so I'm going to enter it in their challenge.



Make My Monday Week 30 - Nature/Birds

Pile it On #1 - Anything Goes

Shabby Tea Room - Time Flies (anything with wings)

Simon Says Stamp and Show- Something old, new (new - Tim Holtz alterations die, old- Crafts Too daisies embossing folder )


  1. Oh this is just amazingly gorgeous! LOVE the embossing--and your colors are fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at MMM! :)

  2. Beautiful card, and I bet that almond crunch was good too!

  3. Beautiful card lots of different techniques on it .Really like the blue and orange color combo.
    Thanks for the comment you left on my blog .

  4. Hi Sharon. Such a lovely card! I love the different textures and colors on it. The embossing really stands out. Beautiful design. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  5. Lots of gorgeous detail on this card - it's stunning. Thank you so much for joining in this week at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

  6. Hello Sharon ..lovely to visit your blog again. This is just a beauty. Such strong colours and elements, fabulous! thank you for entering the Make My Monday birds challenge.

  7. This entire card is gorgeous but the way you painted that bird is beyond. You really did make it look like a beautiful watercolor painting. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  8. So So very beaufiful!!!Thanks for sharing your wonderful card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  9. Fabulous work Sharon. I love the textures you have added and the colours . Thanks for sharing at MMM. Caz

  10. Hiya Sharon, your card is absolutely fabulous love the colors and the image of the bird that you used is just great, good luck and thank you for sharing it with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxxx