I needed to make a batch of thank you's for friends back east. We received some very nice gifts to help us on our way and I wanted to make sure that I got a note of appreciation out as soon as possible.
This batch I made with a south western theme.
I love Native American Indian Pottery and hope to someday have a collection, in the mean time I do have a few lovely Rubber stamps of the Indian pottery. This one is a Magenta, it is a large stamp and perfect as a focal point.
When I am making cards I prefer using singular focal images, I have never had much success at "building images" for card making.
One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing on patterned paper and then fussy cutting:
Here I used the scraps of the window treatment and table top project in my craft room .
Professional designers create beautiful papers, I am all for using them as much as possible!
I picked out layers and bases.
The card bases is a Strathmore textured deckel edge, this paper is the color of stucco and A favorite!
Stamped on craft and cut
Back ground through the crimper (yes, I still use mine)!
and completely mail-able
These cards are 6.5x4.75, and odd size. I purchased a cases of envelopes: 2400 for 15.00 a couple of years ago and 4 large boxes of the strathmore paper. I had all of the papers cut to my specifics sizes. A2, A5, A6 and A7 which matched the sizes of the 4 cases of envelopes.
Sometimes you come across these awesome deals and ya have to go for it!
all that paper and envelopes would have retailed for about 3,000.00 I paid 300.00!
Here are a few images for you to try out!
and if you don't feel like coloring:
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!!