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Monday, November 14, 2016

Feeling Thankful

Hello friends!
Yes, I'm still around!  I think when the month of November hit me, the calendar really started filling up fast and my time for crafting and blogging have been scooted out of the way for a bit!  Hopefully after this week, I can get a bit more organized with my time!  This just means that the Holidays are very quickly approaching and I'm going to start hurrying like I do every year! LOL!!

I have made something to share using some MFT Stamps that I feel needed a little love:
I have taken out the  MFT Watercolor Flowers set and stamped them in Fall type colors which I think are perfect for sending a thank you card to someone. I used the tiny dots from the MFT Modern Blooms set and stamped them in turquoise ink.

MFT is having a "Thankful for YOU" challenge in which you make a thank you card and tell why this person is so special and send it to them.  The reason why this person is so special is because she has always stuck by me through everything and anything that's going on in my life.  She always makes me feel special and important even when I feel I don't deserve it.  I enjoy spending time with her and doing special crafty things together.  I want to thank her for being a special part of my life and always being there even when I'm not.  My life would be empty without her for sure.  Right now she doesn't know she's going to be receiving it and she may be reading my blog right now.  So when she DOES get this, I do hope she'll come back by and read this special message again because I mean it! :)  - I think it will probably look much better in person too!

So I decided to use a color combo from a challenge blog (listed below) to make my creation and I've also fit it into the MFT sketch challenge as well.  I stamped the flowers and finished the center image with some copper ink.  I've matted that with some copper metallic card stock and then sponged some turquoise ink over a piece of card stock that I die cut the MFT Thanks sentiment from to attach to my card.  A strip of vellum was used underneath the die cut sentiment that I've pierced and used a white gel pen to make stitch lines on.  I then wrapped some copper metallic cord and tied a bow around the card panel and then attached this to an A2 sized white side folding card base.

Here's a closer view of the details:
Here you can see that I've covered the die cut sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter pen and then you can see the subtle hint of copper stamping in the center of the flowers.
It's so shinny and shimmery in person.   I do hope the recipient enjoys it! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I WILL be back very soon!
Have a great day!

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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

CHALLENGES:
1.  MFT Thankful for YOU Challenge - make a thank you card for someone special

2.  My Favorite Things (MFTWSC306) sketch challenge - sketch

3.  Color Throwdown (CTD418) - orange, rust, teal & copper

4.  Mod Squad - Thankful

5.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Thanks/Thanksgiving

6.  Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + sentiment

31 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

So very pretty in this bold, bright colors, Vicki! Great design with your vellum panel and wonderful die cut sentiment!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE your blossoms, they're glorious! Fabulous colors and a great design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

Broni said...

Beautiful, Vicki! Just the right touch of teal! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Vicki, love the colours and wonderful colours.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Margreet said...

This is gorgeous Vicki....such a great coloring...beautiful!
xxx Margreet

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Vicki..gorgeous colours and love the turquoise spots and the sentiment..really lovely.

luv CHRISSYxx

MiamiKel said...

Where to start with this beauty VickI! The colors are so vibrant and rich and stamped to perfection! A real stunner ❤️

Sarah said...

This is an amazing Thank You card Vicki and the recipient is a very lucky person indeed!! I love the colour choice here, the vellum is a lovely touch and the copper coloured cord is echoed beautifully in the shimmer you achieved on the words and the centre of those gorgeous blooms xx

Pri Created said...

Absolutely gorgeous...the colours are sooo lovely on this card...have missed your blog posts Vicki...pls. don't disappear again...Hugs,Pri

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

Gorgeous card !
hugs

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful Thank you card! I love those flowers! They are gorgeous and I love the colors!

CherylQuilts said...

Vicki, this is gorgeous! I love the rich colors from the Color Throwdown challenge and how you've so cleverly used the sketch too. And what a beautiful way to use this great "many thanks" die set. Beautifully done and a fabulous card! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning colours Vicki, so loving this card..xx{aNNie}

Patti J said...

Vicki, your card is beautiful, but you really got me with your note about your friend. We can all only hope that someone feels that way about us. You're a good friend, and I love your card. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. loving the color choices. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

Carol L said...

I love the explosion of color on this card! The turquoise accents are the perfect compliment to those brilliant flowers, and the vellum panel looks so nice all tied up with gold cord! Very pretty!!

Asha said...

I am in love with the background... the colours and the design.The little pops of blue truly brightens thing up and the gold twine... *swoon*. Super elegant card, my friend!
HUGS Asha

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Vicki this is stunning and so wonderfully colourful, wow, awesome work
hugs
lorraine x

Céline said...

wow fantastic !
hugs
céline

decp8nter said...

I received your beautiful and heartfelt card today! I feel exactly the same way. I love you and we are always there for each other no matter what. You are special in every way. The card IS more beautiful in person. You should see all the sparkle and shine. Us glitter gals need a special camera to show this stuff! LOL.

Donna Ellis said...

I hear you regarding the holidays! Vicki, I am actually considering not making cards for everyone this year! LOL your thanksgiving card is beautifully done. Gorgeously stamped, rich, vibrant colors, fantastic design tip about the stitching on vellum! I love that the sentiment is larger than the vellum strip is wide. Wonderful design! XOXO

Gayatri said...

The background is gorgeous, Vicki! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Thanksgiving Challenge. Gayatri xx

Donna said...

What a great idea to use these flowers for a fall card and beautiful water coloring of them! Your shimmer is fabulous Vicki!

crafty-stamper said...

Great thank you card and beautiful floral stamp and Autumn colours
Carol x

Elle Kay said...

This card is very beautiful. I love the stamp set, and the colours that you used. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments challenge blog!

Monika Reeck said...

woooww that rose in orange so adorable Vicki love it much and the twine in this color is perfecto
the sentiment in green/mint color is great added
I believe this is a winner card
love love love

Jerrie said...

This card gets oohs and aaws! I love your color combo! The colors are so rich and the gold ribbon makes it pop! Very eye catching!

LeAnne said...

I feel like I can't keep up with all the challenges out there, and somehow I missed the gorgeous colors of this CTD one! Just beautiful! I love the subtle copper you added....very pretty!

Nonni said...

Orange with turquoise, wow, what a combo! Love the all flowery look of this, great background! You make different styles SO well!

Shelly said...

Hello, gorgeous! I LOVE this card of yours! Those colors are beautiful together!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

This card is so cute :-) sweet little dog, a beautiful box and a wonderful arrangement of cards. Card perfect in every way.
BożenA xx

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