Our family has so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and holiday season. As many of you know, my hubby donated a kidney to my brother. So far (knock wood) both men seem to be recuperating well. Tomorrow my hubby and I are going to go for a follow up with the blood lab folks who tested my hubby numerous times to make sure he was healthy and a good match for my brother. We are going to be taking them some care packages filled with chocolates, fruits and nuts to say “thank you” for all that these folks did to make the transplant possible, and I wanted to include this handmade card.

20151129_153729I used Amelia from The Greeting Farm’s Oliver and Amelia Valentines stamp set, the small hearts from the Lawn Fawn Science of Love stamp set, and the “thank you” from the Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders stamp set.

To color up the image, I used the following Copic colors:
Skin: E50, 51, 53 and R30
Hair: E55, 57, and 59
Dress: BG45, 49 and 78
White socks: C01
Hair bow, hearts and shoes: V000, 01, 04 and 06 with highlighting using a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen

To add a little extra interest to this cutsie CAS card, I stamped out Amelia twice and fussy cut out just the heart from the second stamping. I popped up the center of the heart with thin strips of double sided foam adhesive and firmly glued the edges of the heart down with art glitter glue.  That way the heart looks plump and dimensional but looks more “realistically” like Amelia is holding it. LOL  To add a little shimmer to the heart I also coated it with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

For the inked up hearts background on the lower third of the card, I used Ranger Adirondack Earthtones Wild Plum and Stream pigment inks. To make sure that the hearts looked like they were going right up to, but not beyond, the “thank you,” I created a mask using a post-it note and stamped the hearts right over top.  I really like crisp details like that on CAS cards. 🙂

The star in Amelia’s hair and the hand drawn dots around the hearts were colored in with a metallic gold Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I love that opaque shimmer, and it also hides some smearing that I did of the hearts because I was too impatient to wait between stampings for the pigment ink to dry completely. ;P

The following is a process video of making this card and the coordinating envelope (ps: I added a little dimensional envelope closure using a Die-Versions “Thanks” word die by cutting it out 4 times and gluing the die cut words together to create a DIY Thicker — you can see it in the main top photo):

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thanks Challenge
Farm Fresh Give Thanks Challenge
Addicted to CAS Dimension Challenge
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Use a Stamp or Digi Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Share Handmade Kindness: Strangers Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a wonderful crafty day! WOOF

 

 

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