Vielen Dank

This card was made to order to thank a very generous parent couple who have been providing free drinks to all our PTA events in school. It was hard for me to come up with a fairly neutral card which would be nice but not too feminine or masculine. And as they own a local supermarket in town, I wanted to impress them too, so I had to make a card that would be more “commercial” than artistic but I hope I managed to do both with this card.

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I was inspired by the challenge at CAS Mix Up Card challenge which was requiring to use two stencils, stamping and another technique while keeping it clean and simple! So I first brushed in some distress oxide inks, with my smallest stencil brush, through the beautiful Peony Number 1 stencil from Stamplorations. To add some interest, I coloured in some detail with my Prismacolor pencils.  This is the first time I’m using this stencil and I’m in love with it as peonies are my FAVOURITE flowers, so I can’t wait to play around with it more!

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I then laid the butterfly stencil from Efco on top of my Peony and added gold embossing paste through it. Once it was thoroughly dry, I stamped in the German “Thank You” stamp from Efco, added my panel onto a blue card base and the card was done! (The little dot on the flower is a gold one but unfortunately it looks like a black spot!)

I hope they will like it and I hope you liked it too! Thanks for stopping by and I really love reading your comments.0aablog-signature2-1

the flower challenge The Flower Challenge – Its their 1st birthday celebration and the theme is “Use your favourite flower”, so I used a peony of course as I LOVE them! They are having so many prizes this month and all of them so amazing. But if Random org chooses me, I would pick the prize from Power Poppy as I don’t have any of their products yet.

CAS mix up I added colour pencils to my stamping and layered stencils

addicted to stamps Addicted to stamps and More – Make your mark. I did it with colour pencils

stamplorations CAS Stamplorations Anything CAS goes – Without the twist

Paru Paru’s cardmaking challenge – A touch of gold

case this sketch CAS(E) this sketch


21 thoughts on “Vielen Dank

  1. A gorgeous stenciled peony in the blue and green Gwendolyn – love how you enhanced it a bit with colored pencils – and the gold embossed butterfly over it is just gorgeous – great contrasts in colors and a beautiful thank you card! thank you for joining in my challenge over at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

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  2. This is gorgeous, Gwendolyn! I love this peony and how you’ve added shading with your pencil! The butterfly perched on top is perfect! Your friends will be very impressed! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. What a beautiful blue peony!!! Love the added touch of colored pencils! Thank you so much for celebrating with us at The Flower Challenge, Gwendolyn!!!

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  4. I love the way you added the butterfly using stencil
    so creative Gwen
    gorgeous colors on your card
    someone will smile to have this card

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  5. Hello Gwendolyn: What a lovely combination of colors on your flower and the butterfly stencil.
    I love the detail of the shadows done with the Prismacolor pencils, just beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE first Anniversary, hope you play again next time.
    Good Luck.
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  6. Such a beautiful card , flower and colour combo too Gwendolyn, thanks for the lovely comments also. I design my own blog and the Flower challege one also to answer your question. Thank you for sharing once again over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ 😉 Viv xx

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  7. Great mix of the two stencils together, Gwendolyn! The peony is beautiful and I love the detailing you’ve done with pencils. And the butterfly is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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