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Thanks card

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These cards are easy and fun to make.  The great thing is that they can be easily reproduced. You could make them for a teacher’s gift or keep a bunch on hand when you need a sweet personalized thanks!  I used Inktense watercolor pencils to color in this cute stamp from Penny Black.

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The notecards are from Paper Studio, and the bows are pre-made ones from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I cut down the original image and mounted it onto some black cardstock. The “Thanks” stickers are form Provo Craft and I have a ton of these laying around, so it is a good way to use my stash.  I used foam squares to attach it to the notecard for some dimensional interest. I then added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the basket and Glossy Accents to the apples for dimension and shine.  This is a great place to practice your watercolor technique since the image is simple and big enough to try out different shading techniques and color combos.

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Hope you these little guys brightened your Monday!

–Lisa

 

 

Princess Card

princess xardPicsArt_1395602929033I have a certain princess who will be turning 8 soon and while I have been making cards for other people for years, I very rarely make a home-made card for my own family. I want it to be just right for them so I often get stuck by trying to make it perfect. This year my girls begged me to make THEM cards for their birthdays, so I figured I needed to get over my creative block and just do it.

I used a card base from Michael’s.  It was just one of their 5X7 notecards. I had some heart patterned paper from Michael’s as well.  I used the Hero Arts “Magical Castle” Stamp set, and I really like the images in this set.  They stamp nice and clear.

I used Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder and Versamark Ink to stamp and emboss the images before I colored them in.  I used Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils (http://www.pencils.co.uk/product.aspx?mid=718) to color in the image. I used pink and green scraps to cut out the heart and scalloped edge.  I had a small $1 punch from Michael’s and the scalloped edge is from an old decorative scissors that I haven’t used in ages.

My inspiration came from the Hero Arts website: http://shop.heroarts.com/p/magical-castle