Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Good Day to Say Thanks!

Inspired by the Color My Heart Colors this week, I designed a TY card for my guy to send.  He always asks if there is something appropriate in 'the store' for him to send out to family or colleagues.  This time I needed to make one!

I started with Champagne CS and stamped the tree trunk from Huntington Workshop stamp set.  I stamped the Good and Day.  The I put in my brick pattern with Chocolate ink using a homemade stencil made from Artbooking.

I stamped the leaves in Chocolate and colored over them with Olive and a touch of Sorbet.  Some of the leaves are stamped in Cranberry Pigment ink.  I stamped the thank you (an old Studio G stamp) in Pacifica and then stamped over it in Archival Black to give it more depth and prominence.

I distressed the edges with scissors and inked it with Cocoa pigment ink.  I layered it on top of some olive patterned paper from Ivy Lane; that is on top of an embossed piece of Sorbet CS.  I used the CTMH Woodgrain folder and then rubbed my Chocolate stamp pad over the raised areas.  My card base is Olive.  I finished it off with a Baker's Twine Olive bow.

All CTMH from Katiescorner!


  1. Love the tree with falling leaves idea! Very pretty and great details to accent it. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart! We love seeing your artwork!

  2. I love how you rubbed the ink on the raised area. I have so much trouble with that.

  3. What a fabulous card. I really love all the textures with the wood and the bricks. Thank you for joining Color My Heart!