I made this "thank you" card for a friend to give to a couple that opened their home to her family. I really enjoy making cards like this one. It is such a warm and loving thing to invite someone into your home. The least I can do (or help someone do) is send along a note of heartfelt appreciation. I'm not as good at this as I should be, but it gives me a fuzzy feeling inside when I work on a project like this one. The Boards & Beams stamp set is fantastic for such cards. The images just beg to be colored and the sentiments are simple and poignant all at the same time.
The card itself is rather straight forward. I stamped my townhouse and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. The look this technique gives is so nice. There are so many wonderful marker options in the industry , but I still really love the texture of a colored pencil. There is something so beautifully tactile about seeing the grain of a pencil stroke.
Thank you all again for your seriously humbling show of support during the Gallery Idol contest the past few weeks. I have had the opportunity to work and play in an industry I love and it has made me ever so happy. You are all amazing people and I am fortunate to have you. Have a great night.
Cardstock: Navy weave - Paper Company, White - Strathmore, light blue - Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Canopy Plaid - Chatterbox
Stamps: Boards & Beams - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Midnight Blue - StazOn
Ribbon: Red grosgrain - Offray
Brad: Pewter Mini - Making Memories
Pen: Silver Gel Excel - Marvy
Colored Pencils - Crimson Red, Poppy Red, Canary Yellow, True Blue, Indigo Blue, Dark Brown, Black - Prismacolor
Other: Glossy Accents - Ranger, Foam Tape - 3M, Turpenoid (Odorless Mineral Spirits) - Weber