Sunday, 1 May 2011

A couple of thank you cards

The theme at Less is More this week is Thank you or Congratulations. I opted for a couple of thank you cards, but I'm not thrilled with either. The first features some Hobby Art stamps with an Inkylicious tree and has been watercoloured with Distress inks. This base card wasn't a great surface to watercolour on, so the shading wasn't how I'd wanted it.
The second card was initially just going to be the inchie stamps (Inkadinkado) stamped directly onto the base card, but I tried and decided it needed some colour. I stamped again onto some glossy cardstock brayered with Big and Juicy spice, then cut out and stuck on. Using Macro on my camera has made it look less straight than it actually is!
The sentiment on this one is from Waltzing Mouse. I might try it again with some other colours. Any suggestions? Thanks for looking!

22 comments:

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful cards very individual . Great images and colouring.

Marie

Zoechaos said...

Like the second one with all those inchies, have that set and love who the images work together. XOXO Zoe

Kathyk said...

Nice work, reckon you were right to add a little colour to the inchies too!

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

I bought some Inkadinkadoo inchie stamps in a fit of enthusiasm quite some time ago, but I'm sad to say they've not seen ink yet. Maybe you've given me the inspiration to get them out and have a go!
They're both lovely cards, but I'm so pleased that you are continually assessing what you do for future improvements!
Thanks for joining us again!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lesley said...

These are perfect for the LIM challenge. I particularly like the little squares.

Sandra said...

Two fab cards - love those inchies! Sandra

Aileen said...

I have a brayer but need to look for a tutorial to see how to use it properly. I like your second card best with the tile effect. x

Susan said...

Both great cards, but I think I really like the look of the inchies. I've had little luck with my brayer, so I usually end up sponging on the color!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Sally - two lovely cards, but I prefer the inchie one.
I'm not one for telling people what to do, but since you asked (!), how about leaving out the Cow and "second-stamping" another tree image (ie: ink the tree, stamp once onto scrap paper then stamp onto your card without re-inking)placing it slightly to the side, and further back from the first tree image to make it fade into the distance. Just a thought, as the tree stamp is so beautiful. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Mandi said...

Lovely cards Sally
If I may say the ;trick' with mosaic effect is to get the positioning perfect. I always place one square, then a 'pretend' one, not stuck, then stick the next and move the pretend on and so on It does five for perfect positioning
Continued thanks
mandi
Less is More

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, Sweet country stamping on your first card. I love inchies and yours are coloured beautifully, my favourite of the two cards is the inchie one, it's the colours I think and the birds:0)
Thank you for your kind words on my card:0) xxx

Suze Bain said...

I'm a huge inchie fan and yours look fab! x

lisa said...

Both great cards, Sally. I rarely use my inches stamps being stuck with what to do with them. This is a perfect idea and by changing the colours the look of the card will change each time won't it. I must have a play.
hugs Lisax

Vicky Hayes said...

I love both of these. The first has a really hand-drawn quality which I like and I love the inchies on the second. I agree about other colours - go for it Sally! Make a whole set!

kelly said...

two fab cards! I love the one with the squares, very arty!
kelly xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards and very different..lovely

Anne

Linby said...

Two great cards. I love how you positioned the inches - I tend to stick to symmetrical placements.
Linbyx

Lynne said...

Two super cards.
Lynne xxx

Ruth said...

Two beautiful cards

Faith A said...

Both really lovely cards

Irene said...

Both great cards my favourite is your inchie one.
Thank you for your comment on my blog.
irene
xxxx

My name is Erika. said...

I think your cow card is very cute, and you can't tell by the photo that it didn't watercolor very well.