And what am I doing, taking the girls to the US for 3 days retail therapy :-) Clothes shopping, craft shopping, craft shopping, clothes shopping. Did I say craft shopping?
I know, you are probably thinking how terrible I am, but it was Andy's choice and guess what he is going to do? Paint fences! He decided he would enjoy the time in the house (instead of an apartment) and would get the fences done, which have been crying out for paint for several years.
Anyways, we still get to spend 7 days together as a family and we are all so glad he is coming home for an extended break until the 5 August.
So, enough of my rambling, here is a Thank you card that I made yesterday evening. I decided to do a joy fold card, but to turn it on it's side instead. See the flower, that is a twine flower made by my daughter Shannon. She was so pleased to see another of her flowers on one of my cards.
I so enjoyed using the Perfect Pearls the other day, that I decided to give it another go, but on white. I think it turned out OK, but I prefer the darker card stock. I used the Pewter, Heirloom Gold, Green Patina and Blue Patina. The sentiment stamp is a Studio 112 and I used Versamark Ink and then added the Perfect Pearls with a small paint brush.
I used papers from a First Edition 6" by 6" stack, called Bird Song. These papers really are fabulous, some have glitter, some have gloss and some on plain and double sided.
For the inside, I added a small pink panel to write in the card. All the edges of all the layers have been inked with CTMH Cranberry ink. My card base is Kraft, and the card measures 4.25" by 5.5".
I realise I have this inside photo round the wrong way, but it was getting late and I wanted to get this post scheduled. I can't remember the last time I made a joy fold card. Trying to liven things up a little, instead of doing the same old rectangle :-)
I hope you all have a fabulous rest of the week.
This card is being entered in the following challenges.
Crafting When We Can - Challenge #49: Floral (closes 3 Aug)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #25: Anything Goes (closes 2 Aug)
Inky Chicks - Challenge #9: Summer Colours (closes 3 Aug)
As you Like it Challenge - Challenge #7: Favorite fancy fold and why (closes 7 Aug)
Why the joy fold card - it is quick to put together and so versatile.
Thanks for stopping by today.