Friday, August 1, 2014

Simple Thanks


Hi, it has been a busy summer so far with traveling and projects.  I made 31 cards in July...thanks mostly to card kits by Simon Says Stamp.  Now I am all caught up with the kits I had and won't have another for a while. 

I had time and decided to get some challenge cards made. It has been a while since I played along with Freshly Made sketches

When I saw the sketch, I  knew immediately what  I wanted to do.  My final card is pretty close to what was in my head so I am pleased with this simple card.

Now if I could just find a friend with a beach house to stay at --  this card would be the perfect thanks. (wink)

I skipped one layer, because I wanted to maintain an organic beach-y feel. The Kraft card reminds me of sand here.  I water-colored a piece of watercolor paper with Koi watercolors.

After it dried, I white heat embossed the shells from the Stampin Up By the Tide stamp set.  I cut the piece into three strips and atached them to the card front.

Next I added some white string and a softly glittered white shell brad from Michaels.  The thanks die cut is double stacked and from Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lin said...

What a great summer card, Cat! Love it!

joy said...

Gorgeous card, Cat! I love the blues and kraft - definitely a beach-y feel!!

Greta said...

Perfect card for that sketch, Cat! This is just beautiful & I love the shell embellishment!

Chris Dring said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Martha said...

OH MY...OH MY...this is absolutely GORGEOUS, Cat! You've used the sketch SO beautifully! I love the water-colored...white-embossed panels against the kraft cardstock, & the die-cut sentiment. The string and shell are the perfect finishing touches.
Beautifully done!

Jeanne H said...

Super pretty and well done card!

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Cindy Hall said...

Those panels are so gorgeous! Love the colors, and the natural look that you've achieved with this beauty. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!