Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Thinking of You card kit

This morning I wanted to share my adaptation of the the Thinking of You card kit featuring the True Love paper suite.  I fell in love with this kit at first sight, but it wasn't until I actually worked with the stamp set, the color combinations and the papers that I truly fell in love even deeper! So deep, in fact, that I couldn't just create the two cards that CTMH designed but I had to continue to make four additional designs.  

I love the sentiment "it's okay to not be okay" - that reasoning is something that took me awhile to cope with and deal with when I was recently going thru Leukemia.  Sometimes we need time to cope and to deal with whatever is going on in our lives and I love that CTMH gets that.  

One of the awesome things about this stamp set is that the two sentiments are similar in size and shape so they can be interchanged on any of the cards.  Both fit inside the wreath which means you can use the sentiment that you like the best on your cards.

These cards use the waterbrush to color in the wreath and the large flowers.  This is a simple technique.  To create, you squeeze the center of the exclusive ink pads to transfer ink to the lid.  Next use the waterbrush to pick up the color from the lid and then color in the image.  It is so much easier than coloring with markers or watercolor pencils but gives that beautiful watercolor effect.

The top to cards, in the picture below, are the ones designed by CTMH and are in the Thinking of You Card Kit.  The lower two are ones that I designed for my card class that meets on Friday morning at 9:30am.  The class is $10 and we will create two each of the 4 designs.  All of the pieces are pre-cut for you.  Class will take place at the Hill's in Broadway.  The class is open to the public.  To register, e-mail me at:

In addition to the above two cards, I also designed a supplement to my card class of two additional cards.  The supplement will include 4 cards - 2 each of 2 designs.  You can watercolor these in class and do the rest of the creating at home.

For those who can't make it to class, this is the Thinking of You card kit that I used in creating the cards.  It is available to purchase on my website at:
Kit contents:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – True Love sheets
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Sugarplum, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Loose Sequins—Gold (Z4235)
12 – white card bases & envelopes
printed instructions
Create 12 cards using the materials in this kit and easy-to-follow instructions (also found below). Complete your cards using the exclusive stamp images designed to give you ultimate control over the creative process, so you can always make your cards your way.
Additional supplies needed:
Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z4189)
Eggplant Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2847)
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2835)
Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2848)
Waterbrush—Small Round (Z3224)
Glue Dots® Micro Dots (Z2089)
3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
Happy creating!

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