Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Water Colored Thank You

Hope you're having a good day. It's been raining and windy all day here, but that did help me get some time in the craft room so I guess it can't all be bad. 

I needed to make some thank you cards for Mr. Wonderful and spent all day trying to come up with a decent idea. This one started out with the stamped and embossed image that I colored with water colors. I thought I'd play up the turquoise, so I searched my stash and found the striped paper that has the same colors a the image. (By the way, the foliage in the image looks weird, but it really does match the bow.)  I felt the turquoise cardstock needed a little something. A dotted embossing folder took care of that. Then to hide the seam, I cut a scalloped border. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of cardstock and cut out with a Half & Half die from PTI. It seemed a little to turquoise, so I added the green dotted ribbon. I lined the inside and added bits of the striped paper for contrast. 
I don't know--something's still missing. But you know, sometimes you can spend too much time analyzing. Sometimes you just have to move on. So I am.

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  1. Lovely card Kathy AS IS. I'm a fan of the DTR and spritz watercolor technique lol. And that is one of my favorite color combos (the other is pink & orange...I know, I know, but they are so cheery and sassy).

    If you're still thinking something might be missing - what about adding a green mat to your sentiment?

  2. I think it's gorgeous Kathy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment for me. To answer your question about the stamp, it's made by Penny Black :)

    Have a great day! Jan

  3. This card is stunning! I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing this work of art with us. ~ Pam

  4. Kathy,
    It is an Absolutely beautiful card!
    The watercolor thank you looks perfect.I like how you photographed it too. Thank you for sharing all of your lovely cards. Donna

  5. For someone who is fairly new to papercrafting, you do a fabulous job! Your layout and design sense is wonderful. Great color combos as well! I'm sooo glad that you started blogging!