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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Beautiful Wings Thank You Cards

Along with all the March Birthday Cards, I also need to send thank you cards to a number of folks who've had us for dinner, invited us to play golf and for customers who have orderd from me during the current Sale-A-Bration promotion.
Since I had a number of cards to make I wanted a design that was easy to reproduce and one that I could use for not only "Thank You Cards" but for other occasions too such as "Sympathy", "Thinking of You", "Just a Note", or an "Anniversary" or Wedding card".  I know I won't get bored with the design I came up with and these cards go together so quickly they'd be great for a swap or being made in an assembly line fashion. 

When thinking of what design I would make I remembered seeing a lot of cards and scrapbook pages that have incorporated the Basic Black and Very Vanilla DSP "Newsprint" (117166 page 174 of IB&C). This DSP is the perfect medium for stamping on.  And, by matching the ink, mounting and embellishment cardstocks, and ribbon, it makes for a very pretty and easy card.  I chose Very Vanilla cardstock for my card base and the coloured cardstock and matching satin ribbons I chose were:  Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. 

Here are some pictures of my samples.  Hope you enjoy them.  Let me know.



By matching the card stock for the embellishments, the ribbon  and mounting card stock piece, you get a strong colour surge.  I've tied in the ink by sponging and using markers in the same color on the flowers in the swirl stamp.  The leaves are stamped in Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz greens which I've added using markers.  I've also used the 2-way glue pen along the stems and then added dazzling diamonds for a glittery but subtle effect. You can just see the little trails of glitter in the picture above.  I added  Basic Rhinestones to the butterflies for the final touch. 

Inside of the card stamped with the label from Baby Blossoms and the swirl from Elements of Style.  I stamped the label in ink that matched the cardstock on the front of the card and I used my Wild Wassabi and Pear Pizzazz marker pens for the "thank you" sentiment.  It just seemed to tie everything together.

Cards and matching envelopes.



30 comments:

Patti said...

Penny the cards are so lovely. I like the variety of colors. And everyone loves to receive bling on their cards.

MarĂ­a said...

These Cards are Gorgeous!!! A Great ccombination of colors with the First Editon DSP. The butterflies give them the Wow Look. Very nice!!! TFS

Ezlie J. Perez said...

i really like how you stamped the inside and the matching envelope. Great idea of mass production but using different colors. thanks for sharing!

Maureen said...

Penny - these are LOVELY - I will have to CASE.

Helen said...

very pretty!

Debbie Martin said...

So elegant! Just beautiful. TFS

Shari Winterstein said...

Such a wonderful idea using the DSP to stamp. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

paper bag create said...

GORGEOUS Cards Penny!!! You've been BUSY!!!!! Love your designs and colours!! {{hugs}}

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Wow Penny!! These are fantastic I love them great idea!

Yolanda said...

WOW! I have that DSP paper and haven't had any idea how to use it. I think I'm gonna have to case your beautiful cards. They are just amazing. Definate WOW!!
TFS yolanda-tryingtobecreative.blogspot.com

Dale Morin said...

Penny, These are just beautiful. You did a fabulous job. Love all the color combos. TFS

Kim P said...

I ALWAYS need thank you cards!! I feel a CASE coming on...'cuz these are LOVELY!!

New blog follower...woohoo!

angelswhostamp said...

What a complete package - love the fact you created a versatile design that shows well in so many colors!

Crystal said...

OOooh, these are AWESOME!! Great contrast with the DSP and butterflies - LOVE it, Penny!! :) tfs

Andrea Gideon said...

Penny, These are beautiful so vibrant. The butterflies are flying off the page. Thanks for visiting my blog so often and leaving such nice comments. I truly appriciate it.

Jackie said...

Love all the colour combos that you've used - the cards are super nice! TFS

laurie said...

Beautiful cards...love all the butterflies!

Michey said...

Wow, these turned out great!! I love all the layering you've done, and the dimension that the butterflies add give just the perfect "pop"!

Patty Mickle said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love them!!

Peggy said...

These are awesome. I may have to case these. I am following you from SC I am #381

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Anne Marie said...

Penny, these are all so beautiful. I just love all of the beautiful colors together. The coordinating inside and envelope are such a special touch. SO pretty!! :)

n8tvtexan said...

These cards are fabulous!!!

Julie B said...

These cards are great! I love how they look great in every color you've chosen!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Fabulous Penny! Love the flowers inked on the DSP and the spray of butterflies! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup Challenge!
Smiles,
Lesley

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Simply GORGEOUS! The colors really pop on the DSP. Thank you, Penny, for playing with us at Friday Mashup!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Penny, those butterflies are GORGEOUS - they just "fly" off the page!! Thanks so much for plaing with us at Friday Mashup!

Holly said...

Great Butterflies... I love the ribbons on them, They all came out fabulous! Thanks for sharing them with us at The Friday Mashup!

Chanda Stehlik said...

Penny, these are so gorgeous! And you made so many! I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled!

Chanda

Lisa said...

Great cards! What a great way to use this DSP and the butterflies just really give the cards a great look! Thanks so much for joining us over at The Friday Mashup! blog with these great cards!

Michelle said...

Wow Penny, I love these cards. I'm going to have to CASE for sure! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.