Sunday, November 25, 2012

Color Sketch Thanks card

Hi friends!

Although it was a busy Sunday, I decided to carve out some time to make a card tonight. I wanted to thank my best friend who, while I was visiting NY, came with her baby to visit me. She drove a long way to see me and I am so grateful she made the trip. The card is also extra special to me because two days after I saw her, NY got hit with Superstorm Sandy and my best friend was without power for 8 days. There aren't enough words to describe how worried I was about her and her family. And I'm beyond grateful to God for sparing her family and her home from any damage.

I gathered my color inspiration from the current challenge at the CR84FN site. The colors really got my attention and, for some reason, I envisioned the card very easily. Also, because it was a "thank you" card, I am entering it into the latest challenge on the Simon Says Stamp & Show site, too. AND, because it's for my best friend, Tricia, I am also posting it on the Cute Card Thursday site that wanted us to make a challenge for "Girls Only".

Here is the color badge from CR84FN and my card:
I decided to make another gatefold card. Now that I know how to make them, I LOVE making them! I masked off a portion of the card using some post-its and stamped the Hero Arts Large Fabric stamp in a beautiful eggplant ink. I then heat embossed it and it looks so elegant! I then added some black cardstock to soften the division between the embossed and gray cardstock and added some gems along the top of the black strip. I used a Marvy scallop punch in cream and then layered a white circle with the sentiment also inked in the same eggplant color and heat embossed the sentiment, too. As a final touch, I added gems under the sentiment to just repeat the gem pattern a bit more. It was not a difficult card to make but I love the look of it!

Hope you all had a great Sunday and thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Pat, your thanks card is so pretty. I love the design of it, with the center opening. That scalloped die cut center and the little bits of bling on the cover make for a very pretty card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. That HA Fabric Stamp is so elegant stamped in eggplant against the grey and the gems are so pretty as a finishing touch! Beautiful card Pat! Thanks so much for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  3. So pretty! Love the scalloped frame sentiment and pretty patterned paper! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  4. Great gatefold card. thanks for joining us at CCT.x

  5. Love the damask paper - so very elegant, especially with the pretty gems! Thanks so much for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  6. Love the damask design and gems!! Thanks form joining us at Cr84FN!!

  7. So elegant and beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  8. Pat, LOVE the damask paper and your gatefold card! This is just so ELEGANT! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  9. Love your beautiful gatefold card. I just love your damask stamping . Great job!
    Thanks so much playing with us at CR84FN.


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