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Saturday, June 9, 2012

THANK YOU CARD

I REALLY LOVE THE "ART NOUVEAU" CARTRIDGE...I THINK THE IMAGES ON IT ARE BEAUTIFUL AND CAN BE USED FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.

And because of this...I did indeed attempt to make a "masculine" thank you card.  I hope...with fingers crossed.

I will be entering this card into the "Garden" challenge at heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com .




Busy little bee


For this card I used the following cartridge and measurements.  Art Nouveau-Sunflower (pg 36), cut at 6 1/2 inches and the bee (pg56), cut at 2 1/2 inches.


Like the dragonfly on the previous post...I used vellum on the bees wings.  I really love the look this gives, I also inked his body parts with brown and placed him on a pop dots.

The sunflower is pretty straight forward...but I did use a textured wausau paper for the leaves and embossed the center of the flower with the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder.

This was all placed atop of a 4" x 5"  mat,  then finished off with the sentiment inked onto vellum and adhered with a glue dot

Again, thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie.







48 comments:

  1. Exquisite card! That's one of my new fave cartridges too. I really love your colors and texture. thanks so much for sharing it with BBTB2. xxD

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    1. Thanks so much Donna...your comments are very generous and very much appreciated! I really had a good time making this for your challenge over at BBTB2. Kathie

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  2. this is beautiful, I also love this cart, your detail and color are right on, thanks for joining us at the BBTB2 Challenge, hugs

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    1. Thank you Sandi. I think this cartridge may get overlooked by a few people thinking its hard to work with, but I truly love. This along with the "Art Deco" cartridge are really beautiful. Kathie

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  3. Very very well designed card... I must check out that cartridge. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Carole

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  4. very cute love it!!! TFS!
    melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Melissa...glad you like it! Kathie

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  5. Very beautiful and stunning card. That bee is the perfect partner for the flower. Thanks for playing at BBTB2.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Jeri...your comments are very sweet and appreciated! Kathie

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  6. the bee on your card looks almost real it is so intricate, great Garden colors, Thanks for sharing....

    Penny

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    1. Thanks Penny for your super comments. I really do like how the bee turned out...Maybe I could use just him on a card one day. Kathie

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  7. Love that elegant bee. Those cuts are beautiful together. Love the paper too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

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    1. Thank you Stephanie for commenting...I always have fun joining in on your challenges over at BBTB2. Kathie

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  8. LOVE this card!! The colors, the sunflower, and that adorable bee!! What a great way to say "Thank You." Thanks for sharing with us!

    ~ Hugs ~

    Jess
    www.createbyrosie.blogspot.com

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  9. This is absolutely stunning Kathie and perfect card for a male although I think a female would love it too I know I would love to receive a card as beauyiful as this! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2
    Juliexx

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Julie...it is truly appreciated. Im always happy to join in and create a card for the challenges over at BBTB2. Kathie

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  10. gorgeous, gorgeous card. It does have a masculine feel so I think you've accomplished what you set out to do. I love all the details and the papers you used. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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    1. Julia, thank you for your wonderful comments...Im glad to see others think that it has a masculine feel to it. Thanks again, Kathie

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  11. Kathie - this card is truly amazing. Its wonderful and to be honest could be male or female. Awesome job. TFS

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks Karon...your comments are so sweet and I do agree, this card could work for a male of female...Im just trying to challenge myself a little and try to create some things that would appeal to a guy! Women are easy to make things for...hahaha. Kathie

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  12. Beautiful! You're right about that cartridge. It's wonderful
    !!

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    1. Thank you! I do enjoy this cartridge a lot and hope to use it more often on my project...again, thanks for your kind comment. Kathie

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  13. That looks awesome Kathie. Love it especially the bee, he is flying right off your card.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Kate for your sweet comments...they really mean a lot. Kathie

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  14. What an amazing card! I love the sunflowers and that bee!! This is a cart that is on my wish list and you just made me want it even more. lol Thanks for joining the garden challenge on BBTB2 ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda...I worked on that little bee for quite a while, but it was well worth it. As for the "Art Nouveau" cartridge...I think its really nice and you would probably love it. Kathie

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  15. Gorgeous! I definitely need to use this cart more. So many amazing cuts. You have inspired me. Thanks for joining us at the BBTB2 garden challenge.

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    1. Suzanne, thank you for your comments on my card...I really appreciate your words. I truly enjoyed making this card for the challenge over at BBTB2. Kathie

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  16. Gorgeous card Kathie,just love that bee!Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

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    1. Thanks so much Jayne...glad you like it! Kathie

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  17. Such a pretty card! Love the flower! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB!

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    1. Thanks Megan...I really enjoy taking part in the challenges over at FCCB, theyre always such fun. Kathie

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  18. I just found your blog from Georgiana and love your card!! Beautifully done!! TFS
    Hugs,
    Norma

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    1. Thank you so much Norma for your wonderful comments on my card...theyre very much appreciated! Plus a "BIG" thank you for following...again, very much appreciated. Kathie

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  19. This is beautiful! That bee just pops right off the page-- perfect! Best wishes for the challenge!

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  20. What a beautiful, beautiful card!!! I love the Cricuts you used and the design is just amazing!! Thank you for sharing with us at BBTB2.

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    1. Susan, thank you for your wonderful comments...glad you like it. I had a lot of enjoyment making it for your challenge. Kathie

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  21. Gorgeous! That bee is really amazing. I have had this card for awhile not and still haven't tried it out. Thanks for inspiring me to pull it off the shelf...love your card!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much...be sure to post pictures when youve made something with it! Ill be looking forward to see what you design. Kathie

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  22. So pretty! I love all of the layers you used Fabulous job!

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    1. Thanks Sarah and congrats on making the design team! Kathie

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  23. Gorgeous card ~ I love it!!! Adding that cartridge to my wish list!!!
    Nancy xx :D

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    1. Thanks a bunch Nancy for your comment and for following me...Also, a "BIG" congrats on making the design team! Kathie

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  24. Beautiful! Love the sunflower with the bee. :)

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