Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wild Rose Studio Milton with card - a thank you card

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On my last post, I gave you a sneaky peak of a card I had been working on and now that the recipient has it in their hot little hands, I can share it here on my blog:


The recipient has been such an amazing support to our family whilst we have been going through some very tough times caring for our loved one since the beginning of February this year.  Words almost fail me to know how to thank someone so special who has sent tons of positive and caring thoughts and prayers our way; uplifted us when we were despairing; encouraged us and lovingly understood the emotional rollercoaster ride that you go through when a loved one has a life-threatening illness; and, now, at the end of our loved one's treatment and in the recovery phase which is very challenging and very full-on, continues to shower our family with love and ongoing emotional support.   We are so blessed to have this person as part of our lives!  

I LOVE this Milton Bear image by Wild Rose Studio - but that wouldn't come as a surprise to those of you who have been following my blog for a while as I am so crazy for teddy bear images LOL!!  I stamped Milton onto Watercolour paper and coloured him with Watercolour pencils and a paintbrush.  I used a white eraser to rub back some of the colouring to add a few highlights where I felt it was needed.   I added some Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the envelope and added some blue chalk around the image for the sky and brown plus green chalk for the ground.

The gorgeous designer papers are called 'Bella!' by Sarah-Jane Paperz (distributed by Fynmark Australia) have been in my stash for over a year and I originally bought them from Spotlight.  I have never seen any other dp's by this designer so I don't know if they were exclusive to Spotlight or not (??).   I really love the gorgeous, warm colours in the papers....happy sigh.....even my hubby thought they were beautiful!   The top left-hand fancy corner was diecut using one of the Cuttlebug Vintage tags dies and one of the dp's. 

The cotton lace on the side panel was originally white but I dyed it with a teabag to make it look 'old' and match the dp's.  I attached the lace in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.  I also added some Fray Stop to the cut edges of the bow so that they wouldn't fray.

I used my Perfect Layers Tools to matt all the layers with a 1/8" border.

Check out that gorgeous brad which is also by the same dp company!  Isn't it beautiful?!  The brad came in a set of 12 brads - some square and some round.  Here is a close-up piccy:

I still have the sentiment stamp (which is a clear stamp) on my stamping block but do you think I can remember what set it is from?  Nope - my brain has turned to mush....but I will update this post when I find out.  The sentiment panel was diecut with my Cuttlebug and Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities.

I used my EK Success Arrows Border punch to punch some tiny hearts (they are the leftover punchies which look like tiny hearts to me) and glued them on around the sentiment then added a little bit of Kindyglitz to them.

I decorated the card inside to match the card front which should be self-explanatory.  I added a Scor-Pal line just above the mustard cardstock punched bottom border so that I had a straight line to butt my designer paper up against.


I am entering my card into the following challenges -

The ABC Challenge - A is for Appreciation - where they would like to you to make a thank you card or thank you gift for someone you appreciate, and

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes - with the optional extra of making a card or project for Christmas (obviously I didn't do that part of the challenge!).

I have a couple of other thank you cards in the pipeline for a few other amazing people; hopefully, I will be able to share them soon.

Thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Wild Rose Studio - Milton with card - CL058 - clear stamp, Sentiment on card front - to be advised, Sentiment on card inside - Darcies #11872 wood-mounted

Ink:  Versafine Onyx black

Designer paper:  Bella! by Sarah-Jane Paperz - Spotlight

Accessories:  Perfect Layers Tools, Bow Easy, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Vintage corner die, dimensionals, Faber-Castell plus Lyra watercolour pencils, 140lb watercolour paper, small round paintbrush, Bella Bradz, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, fray stop, Scor-Pal, Spellbinder oval + scalloped oval dies, tea-dyed cotton lace, Kaisercolour chalks

Punches:  EK Success Arrows border (tiny hearts around sentiment), Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge (for card inside)


linda said...

a very cute card! i love the colours, how you finished the inside and how the sentiment matches perfectly.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Jobear so wodnerful to know that things are moving along, albeit a struggle still a times....
And WOW, do I ever love how you have done this card, beautiful colouring with your beloved pencils - as you say bears are your thing and agree with you on the paper and brads they are really lovely!
Thanks for sharing - oh and do pop over my way when you have time, as there is some thank YOU candy over my way :D love and God's every blessing, Shaz in oz.x

Jeanette M. said...

Adorable card! I love the pretty patterned paper. And your beautifully watercoloured bear is so cute!

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card both inside and out. I am sure that the recipient knows just how much you appreciate him/her...hugs
Jackie xx

Merry said...

Wonderful card Jocelyn....terrific colouring what a great way to add highlights to your card with the rubber. So good to hear that your family member is now in the recovery stages. :-)

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