Sunday, June 29, 2008

Thank You Cards Part Three

Hello there! That's what my father-in-law Jim Webb used to say every time he saw you or answered the phone. That, and "whatcha doing?" I sure miss Jim. He's been gone now for one year, and it still doesn't seem possible. I think about him a lot. He and I enjoyed a common love for 40's music, big band, and swing. He was also the most generous person in the whole world. He made Christmas and birthdays... every holiday, for that matter...super nice. My kids were so blessed to have him as a grandpa.

Anyway, in my quest to finish thank-you notes for the nice gifts I received for my graduation, I made these two. Once again, the photography leaves a lot to be desired. And you know what? I have a son in college studying graphic design. He rolls his eyes at me when I say I want him to teach me how to take better pictures and then properly edit them in Photoshop Elements. I think I deserve that considering the tuition cost, don't you? LOL

This first card uses another image from the new Q.T. Hooty stamp set at Pink Cat Studio. I really like how this turned out. I used SCS Sketch Challenge (SC) 181. The DP is Mellow by Basic Grey. Remember, I'm left-brained, so I generally choose colors for the images based on the paper. If you click on this very blurry picture, you will see that the colors I chose for the hats are all found in the DP. I have all my Copic markers shown on a chart, so I just pull that out and use it to select the markers that match the paper and go from there. The white background was a bit bright, so I sponged on some Antique Linen Distress Ink. I think the hemp twine gives it a woodsy look.


Paper: SU True Thyme cardstock, Basic Grey Mellow Designer Paper

Stamps: Q.T. Hooty by Pink Cat Studio

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers BG23, E08, YR14, E13, G40, E27, YG95, Antique Linen Distress Ink

Accessories: Hemp twine

For this card, I used Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Sketch #12. I love the way the DP looks like pool tiles. One of my friends did treat me to a glorious day at a local day spa, so I had to use this stamp for her card. I LOVE spa treatments. I think I'm addicted. Well, maybe not, as I don't think I need a 12-step program just yet, but I do try to get in for a treatment every few months. I'd indulge more often if I could, but maybe that would make it blase? Nah.


Paper: Basic Grey Two Scoops, SU Blue Bayou and Soft Sky Cardstock

Stamp: DeNami Design

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers B97, E11, Y21, G21, C1, E50, B000

Accessories: SU Stylized Silver HPH, bit of Fun Fur yarn

Speaking of spas, that reminds me that while my sisters were here visiting, we did manage a spa day. It was wonderful spending time with my sisters. I hardly ever get to see them, and that makes me really sad. I will share more pictures later after I finish sorting them out, but here's one of my sister Linda with three of my four boys: Ian, Clay and Collin.

And here's one of my sister Kim and me.

I have more thank you cards to share, hopefully tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!


Susan said...
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Melissa said...

What a great QT Hooty card! It's so fun and whimsical, great job!!