The challenge is to create a Thank You card : ) Easy right?! especially at this time of year when thankfulness is at the forefront of our minds. I am thankful for many blessings in my life - it truly is all about having an attitude of gratitude no matter what your circumstances look like!
This darling cook comes from Stamping Bella and is called "Lulu's Two pies". For my card design I took my lead from the folks at Mojo Monday challenge blog who have adopted a 3.5 x 5.5" card option once a month. This narrow card allowed me to let the skirt and pie hang off the side and still fit in the envelope - love it!
I stamped Lulu directly on my white card face and colored her using Prismacolor pencils. I stamped a skirt and apron as well as the two pies on a separtate piece of cs and colored them as well. I then fussy cut the apron/skirt section and carefully glued it flat to the top of the image. Next I fussy cut out the pies (including her left hand, and popped the pies up for some fun dimension. For the pie in her left hand I also secured the oven mit at her wrist and folded the pie a little down the middle which really gives a sweet 3D look.
The picture doesn't show it off very well but you can kind of see the dimension.
This was a really fun card to create. I enjoy fussy cutting and "dressing" my images but I have felt that the "new" CAS style would not lend itself to that sort of detail work. I think I proved myself wrong with this card. It's pretty CAS looking right? giggles maybe I'm fooling myself : )
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Boutique Borders: Friends Stamp Set.
That is all for me today. I am super excited because some special friends are coming over today to make authentic mexican tamalies! I have never had homemade tamalies - I can hardly wait!! I will try to remember to take some pictures and share them here on Saturday.
Have a wonderful day!!