Monday, November 16, 2015

Southwest thanks you's and freebie

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)!


Simple



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!

The batch:


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!!
Ginny M








4 comments:

  1. These are so colourful and beautiful! What a lovely way to say thank you!

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  2. Very beautiful! Thanks for the freebie. Hugs.

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  3. Oh sis, these are really extra special so much nicer close up on your block g. Love the use of crimped, will work on n OSA monthly challenge. I don't have one and don't fancy the hand folders Ng all those wee folds .. ;)
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  4. Oh WOW.... this is one amazing project!! I love that crimper machine you have! Pretty cool thing :)
    Love those stacking pots, very artistic.

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