Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ways to say "Thanks"!

Who doesn't need lots of thank you cards?  I just love that there are so many ways to say "Thanks"!  I used a few online challenges and created two cards to share today.
 First up, I found a new to me challenge blog, CAS on Sunday. I love the sketch they are using so I sat down to play.  The sketch has three elements going down the card.  I used a leaf branch stamp and stamped that three times on my card.  I inked the stamp with two colors of Distress Stain, spritzed that with water and stamped them onto watercolor paper. It might be a little hard to actually see the leaves since the ink ran a bit. I love the look though.
 I finished the card with one stamped flower and a sentiment. All of the stamps are from Wplus9 Designs.  
Here is the CAS on Sunday sketch.

 This also fits the CAS-ology FLOWER challenge.
 For my next card I just had to use the amazing color combination at Colour Q. I just loved the mix of bright and happy colors.  I created a fun background with a stencil and some Distress Stains on watercolor paper. 
 To add all of the other colors, I used a Paper Smooches banner die, a "thanks" word die and an Avery Elle flower stamp.  
Here is the Colour Q combo.
Plus this card fits the Addicted to CAS challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

15 comments:

Craft-E-Place said...

Two great cards. I particularly like the first one with the leaf background it is stunning. I love the water colour effect.
Elaine

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A selection of very colourful and stunning cards and thanks for sharing at Less is More
Sarah

Chrissie said...

What fab watercolour creations... stunning!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Shelly said...

So sweet and pretty! Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

OH Babs said...

I really like the first card, a lot. The use of black makes a card come to life. I will pinterest this card.

Viv said...

Two beautiful cards, well done :) Viv xx

Sarah Gray said...

Gorgeous cards - great watercolour effects. I especially like how you have used the sketch on the first one and the flower is so lovely!

Anne said...

Linda what super watercolouring!
Thank you for your LIM entry
Anne
Less is More Designer

Jen said...

Great cards. Love the colorful, abstract backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Cindy C. said...

wow beautiful cards!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Girl, this is AWESOME!!

Thanks so much for choosing to join us at CASology this week, we love seeing such wonderful creations in the gallery and hope to inspire you to join us again!!!

Victoria Lavender said...

Wow, you're talented!!! I came by to grab your web address, I had to stick around to see all this watercoloring beauty! Thanks for joining us! Victoria Lavender

maria f. said...

Amazingly beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two fantastic card, I love that you got inky for the colourQ--awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the colourQ!

Sylvia said...

What fabulous water color backgrounds, Linda, I love the way you used the colors this week! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ, sorry to be so late coming by to see your card.