All that was the lead-in for the fact that I needed a Thank You card to send to Irene, my wonderful mother-in-law. Who, by the way, told the kids to call her Grandma Weener. (One of her siblings couldn't say Irene and so she has forever been Weener in her family). You know this woman has to have a great sense of humor, haha!
This color challenge from Pals Paper Arts got me started. First I dug through my stash looking for a nice calico print. Nothing in these colors. Then I looked for a calico building stamp set. Nothing tickled my fancy. Then I thought, watercoloring!!
Then I found this sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping. I think I stuck pretty close to the sketch even!
I love how this turned out. And lookie! I remembered my sequins! It's a good thing when I start using a new embellishment in my stash as soon as I get it. Then I remember to use it more often :) And sequins are not bulky, they are cheap, and they are so darn cute. All of the stamps on this card are from one set. I don't often manage to do that. The big thank you is embossed in Early Espresso embossing powder for extra power.
- Stamps: Another Thank You photopolymer
- Ink: Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso, Versamark
- Paper: White, watercolor, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
- Other: Aquapainter, Signo white gel pen, Crisp Cantaloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim, gold sequins, Stampin' Dimensionals, Embossing Buddy, Early Espresso embossing powder, Heat Tool