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.

20151114_165831I 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


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