Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pressed Flower Thank You Cards

Hello! Today, I have a set of 3 Thank You cards, all made with mostly the same elements, but mixed up just a bit. I used Melanie's new stamp set, Pressed Flowers and the branch from Hang In There. Moxie Fab is having and Olympic Challenge this week and I'm entering this set into the Thank You category for that contest.

These are very simple cards, so I only have a few photos. To start, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock to 2 inches square. Then I used Post-it Notes to mask off a narrow border on all four sides, and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Next, I inked up the flower, from Pressed Flowers, with Memento Cantaloupe ink, then Used my Tangelo Memento Marker to added some ink to the petals, in the center and along the outside edges. I also used the Tangelo, along with Potter's Clay to add some color to the flower center. I huffed on the stamp before stamping, keeping the flower off center somewhat.

I repeated the same process for the other two flowers. Then I layered the square with Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss, SU Creamy Caramel and SU Apricot Appeal.

On this card, I stamped the branch from Hang In There, on a Creamy Caramel card base, using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and put the flower image at an angle. The sentiment is from Tech Talk and stamped in Rich Cocoa. By putting the sentiment at an angle, too, the card works either vertically, like I've shown here, or turned on it's side.

On this card, I used a Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss card base and stamped the branches in white pigment ink. the sentiment (from Eclectic Summer Sayings) is also stamped in white and I added the white lines with my white gel pen.

On the third card, I used an SU Apricot Appeal card base and stamped the branches in Memento Desert Sand ink. The sentiment is from Inside and Out (the free with three set this month) and stamped with Rich Cocoa.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

26 comments:

Anesha said...

Very elegant cards. Anesha :)

Betty Benton said...

gorgeous cards, Theresa!

CraftieConnie said...

These are beautiful Theresa! Love your little tutorials, thank you for them.

Lori said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa!

AJ said...

Stunning, I love them!!!

Deanna said...

Love these! I especially love the dark brown one- very elegant!

Curt in Carmel said...

So beautiful! These are really gorgeous. They are simplicity and elegance all in one! Gorgeous work Theresa! Best, Curt

Maria L. (Canada) said...

absolutely gorgeous !!
I am not sure if this is the first time I comment on your blog (probably it's the 2nd time), but these cards took my breath away, my favorite colors, simple, clean, elegant .... gorgeous!
I am a regular, I visit every day ...you are part of my daily rutine. I am trying to learn from the best, God! your cards are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing, thanks for your time.

Gidget-Trish said...

Awesome thank you cards! I too visit everyday and love your tutorials. Thanks for all the work you do.
Trish

Joan said...

These are gorgeous cards Theresa

shelly said...

love your card, they certainly stand out. Love your technique

Keri Lee Sereika said...

WOW! These are BEAUTIFUL! Really really gorgeous!

Sandy Knecht said...

All three cards are stunning.

Julia Aston said...

The colors on these cards are gorgeous Theresa! love the combinations and the spongeing on the images!

Pam S. said...

Theresa - your cards are gorgeous! Awesome card designs! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I love the way you work out of a box! These layouts & your stamping are just stunning!! BEAUTIFUL WORK!!

Jennie said...

Wow Theresa! These are fabulous designs, just love the way you framed the floral images like this!

Beth said...

Beautiful cards ! These florals are gorgeous and nice job illustrating them! keep it up the good work. Iflorist.co.uk

Sandra said...

BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

How I love your work.....you are soo amazing and creative....These cards are soooo GORGEOUS!!! TFS

Hugs Brenda

smallcity said...

Your work is beautiful, you make it look so easy.

smallcity

Donna said...

gorgeous! love the simplicity and ribbon treatments! So rockin' the CAS!

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Really Beautiful cards! I love the colors!

Melanie said...

these are all terrfic layouts and designs! :)
hugs!

Cath said...

Hey Theresa! Thanks for entering the Olympics of Stamping in the Moxie Fab World (x3)! :)

shalymere said...

Very unique and elegant card.