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Sat 27

Thank You for All Your Help
by Sherry Hester

Good Morning everyone! Sherry here with a Thank You card that would also work for any all occasion card. I had no idea what my card would end up like, but I wanted to do something using the Chrysanthemum Collage as a stencil. I cut the die and stenciled VersaMark Ink through a section of it onto a light gray card stock.

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I embossed the images with white embossing powder, then sponged Hickory Smoke distress ink on the background. This was easy to do since the embossed areas acted as a resist. I sponged Spun Sugar distress ink in the flower centers. And then I didn't know what to do with it!!  As I continued to experiment, I cut a couple of circle dies  from the Studio Circle Layers, and ended up turning one of them into a vase by cutting a flat top and a narrower flat bottom.  I decided to use the Bamboo Shoots and the Wild Prairie Stems to fill the vase, gong with a black, gray and pink color scheme. I know, not very realistic, but that's why card making is so much fun! I cut the Bamboo Shoots from gray card stock and the Tall Bamboo from black card stock. The prairie stems were cut from white card stock and I sponged them with Spun Sugar.

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I cut a piece of the same gray card stock to 4" x 5.5" and very lightly sponged Hickory Smoke through the Chicken Wire stencil. I then splattered Black Soot onto the background before adhering it to a black card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Hope and Thanks clear stamp set. To give the shoots some dimension, I shaped them with a stylus. I glued the black shoots directly to the card front, and adhered the gray shoots and pink stems to the back of the vase. I then added the assemblage to the card front with foam tape. And that completed the card! Pretty simple once it all came together.

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Enjoy your weekend, and thanks as always for stopping by!




Realistic colouring or not I think your card is lovely and any recipient would love it too thank you for sharing it and another way to use collage dies absolutely fab idea.

I love it! My mom was a florist and it reminds me of something she would have done.

Just beautiful! Love it!

Beautiful Sherry! :D

Your stenciling is so pretty, really love it on the vase and the gray and pink combo is so pretty!

Gorjuss card. I love it! The colours are perfect! Did I say I love it!

So pretty! The vase looks like an illuminated lantern!

Love your design!

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