Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kind and Caring Thoughts Thank You Card

Good Saturday morning!

Well, I first have to start by apologizing to my loyal readers for not posting regularly lately.  I unfortunately got a pretty bad cold and didn't quite have the energy to create and post :(
BUT I am feeling much better and the whole family is now healthy so I am slowly getting back on track. 

I will have some great cards to show you in the next couple of weeks.  Some details on the upcoming Sale-a-bration and also great new classes that will be added to my schedule soon! So stay tuned!!!

Today I am taking a break from Christmas cards and showing you a Thank you card that I made for some co-hostesses, Marina and Allison.

Every week Split Coast Stampers posts a tutorial for a new technique.  I love this brick wall idea so decided to try it out. 
I ABSOLUTELY love this technique!

The flower image was inked with Craft Basic Black stamp on Basic Gray Designer series paper, then heat embossed with clear powder.  I used a ruler and pencil to draw horizontal lines every 1/2".  Then I drew vertical lines every 1" between the horizontal lines, offsetting them 1/2" every other line to create your bricks. Cut horizontal strips, placing them in order.  Begin from the bottom and cut the first strip of paper along the vertical line.  Adhere the bricks one by one, placing them on the cardstock with small spaces between to build a wall of bricks.Adhere, layer, add some ribbon and greeting and voila!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Kind and Caring Thoughts (Hostess level 3 )
Ink: Craft Basic Black, Basic Gray
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Basic Black
Paper: Basic Gray Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Black Gingham ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Pucnch, Dimensionals, Ticket Punch, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, pencil, ruler, Paper snips

For supplies to make this card or to order any other Stampin' up products,

Tomorrow's post... More Christmas cards and an exciting NEW card class!
Have a great weekend everyone!

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