Friday, December 30, 2011

Clean and Simple Thank You Card


Hi friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was quiet and peaceful. This year we were able to spend Christmas with my parents and my husband's, which was very nice.

This is a clean and simple thank you card that I made. I almost feel guilty posting it. If it hadn't been for the flower, it would have taken me literally five minutes. I kept staring at it after it was finished thinking that I should add something else because I hadn't spent enough time on it.

I printed the sentiment on the computer, then cut the card to size. I embossed above and below the sentiment with the Cuttlebug Victoria EF, then embossed the horizontal rules with my ScorPal and a bone folder.

The flower is handmade using a template from Mel Stamps blog. If you have never checked out Mel's blog, you should. She has tons of templates, tutorials and links. She offers everything for free. I go there first anytime I need something. If she doesn't have it herself, chances are she has a link to a place that does. I transferred the pattern for the flower to my DP, then fussy cut it, inked the edges,  layered it, scrunched it up a little for dimension and added a pearl brad.

That's about all there is to it. I really like this card. I think it's very elegant - even if it does seem like it didn't take me long enough. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Happy New Year!!!

2 comments:

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is a gorgeous card, Judy. I love the flower and the embossing.

Thank you for the darling snowman Christmas card you sent to me for the CM swap.

Blessings on your New Year,
Teresa

Stampin D Amour said...

Judy - Very elegant and simple! Embossing makes such a difference. xo

-pamela :)