I wanted to create this CAS card with an off-centered tilted white panel and a background stamped with fun colors. It’s a design that I saw ages ago (I can’t remember where) and it has been on my “to-try” list ever since. I was a little short on time but needed a special thank you/thinking of you card to go with the gift I picked up for the nurse coordinator, Elaine, who has helping my hubby get through all the hurdles and mishaps with his kidney donation pre-op preparation (more on all of this incredible news in the next post) so I thought this would be perfect. I think Elaine will be tickled that we are remembering and thinking of her and all that she has done to help us through this very difficult time.
I pulled out Sassy Suzi from The Greeting Farm and Copic colored her with some beautiful fall colors:
Skin: E50, 51, 53 and R30
Hair: E11, 97, 99 and 29
Jeans: B93, 95 and 97
Shirt: C1 and 3
Shearling Coat: G40, 24 and 46
Shearling Fur (colored with a dotting technique): C3, 6 and 9
For the background, I used three different thank you stamps from the awesome C.C. Designs Thanks a Bunch stamp set that I got from Happy Creating. To stick with the fall colors I used three Adirondack pigment inks in Juniper to stamp “you are truly appreciated,” Terra Cotta for “many many thanks,” and Butterscotch for “thanks a bunch.”
Because I am not a neat Copic colorer, I had to fussy cut out Sassy Suzi and glue her down to a clean white card stock, but I think it came out very clean looking. To add a little interest to the white panel and to help define it’s edge from the background paper that still had a lot of white space between the thanks sentiments, I drew in some faux stitching with a Tim Holtz Distress Marker in mowed lawn. Then to finish off the edge of the card I inked the edge lightly with more of the Adirondack Juniper ink.
The following is a video of the Copic coloring of Sassy Suzi:
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Thinking of You Challenge
Farm Fresh Challenge Give Thanks Challenge
Raisin Boat Thankful Challenge
CASology Give Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Clean & Simple Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Jennifer McGuire Share Handmade Kindness: Community Challenge
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! WOOF
Oh wow – what beautiful colouring – you have a real talent with those markers! The colourful background is also very fun! So glad you joined us at CASology this week.
Oh thank you so much! I really enjoyed coloring up and using all those inks for this card. I hope the nurse likes it. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
I utterly LOVE this! Brilliant card design, love the image and all the sentiments to create the background paper, inspired! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Fab ‘n’ Funky crew for our ‘Clean & Simple’ challenge this week. Love to see you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab ‘n’ Funky DT
Aww thanks so much Wendy! I am really enjoying the CAS style right now and this card was fun to make playing with all those Copic markers and Adirondack inks that have been in my stash for months unused! LOL TF stopping by and a super fun challenge at Fab ‘n’ Funky! Big hugs, Kristina
Wow…I love this layout…something really special. Thank you for joining us at CASology. 🙂
Thank you so much Ren! I really enjoyed making this card, and I am hopeful that the nurse who has been helping my hubby and my brother will be tickled by it and the gift package I’m bringing for her. 🙂
Gorgeous card! So sweet and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you so much Mandy! The nurses all said the card was so cute. I was so glad I had to make this card for the wonderful men and women who work so hard to help all the transplant donors and recipients. TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
whata great card. love the CAS style and you have done a wonderful job. great colouring too. Thanks for playing at Lil patch of crafty friends, hope to see you again sometime. Erica (DT)
Thank you so much Erica! It was great to be able to make this simple little thank you card. 🙂 TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina