Sunday, August 28, 2011

Flowerpot Thank You Card - Green with Orange

I drew the pot of flowers to create a thank you card for friends who hosted a lovely dinner party. My layout and green-with-orange colors were inspired by this card from Cristina's My Paper Secret blog.

I scanned my drawing and printed it on Neenah solar white card stock. I colored it with Copic markers G21, G24, YG63, YG23, E44, YR04, YR07, YR09, and V09. The orange stripes are Copic multiliner. The end is rounded with a 1-3/4" circle punch (inserting the end of the card stock into the punch from the bottom, instead of from the side).

The colored card stock is Paper Source leaf (light green) and PaperTrey Ink orange zest (orange). The button is a 3/4" circle of orange zest with 1/8" holes, made shiny with ultra-thick embossing enamel (UTEE). In real life, it's less red. I sewed it onto the card with green embroidery floss. My sentiment "thank you very much" is computer-printed in green ink with "Lucida Handwriting" font.

I made a few more of these for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (094)


Anonymous said...

Very pretty. Pat K.

Cindy O said...

Pat, thank you for your comment! Cindy