A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock

Thank You, Friend

May 30, 2016

By Jeanette Horner

This card was designed for a dear friend of mine. She gave me a beautiful bracelet and I just want to say Thank You. Linda Ware, you are such a dear friend. Thank you for being in my life.

Although this card was inspired for my friend Linda, it can also be made for lots of occasions. So let your creativity run wild…

Let’s get started.

1.Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 10″ x 7″ . Fold in half and score so that it is 5″ x 7″.

2. Cut a separate 5″ x 7″ and distress all edges. I wanted a splatter, so I used archival refill inks to color the background. Choose 3 colors of refill inks. Use a paint palette 10 well round, plastic. Pour small amount of alcohol  in 4 of the wells. One will be to clean your brush. For the other three, use one drop of refill color (three wells, one color per well). Gently stir. Use brush and watercolor the background. Then, use your brush to spatter all three colors. Glue this card to your folded card.

3. Cut one more white 5″ X 7″ cardstock and die cut chicken wire die. Glue back of chicken wire, and lay over the watercolored background.

4. Cut small butterfly die from Soft Finish Cardstock in Whisper Blue. Glue backplate to die cut butterfly with the tiny body. Glue three rhinestone embellishes on. Glue to top of chicken wire on left top side.

5. Cut Thank You die from Soft Finish Cardstock in Whisper Blue cardstock . Shade bottom with orange Pan Pastels. Glue sentiment to the bottom of the card.

6. Cut the flower from Garden Notes Lily from pale orange cardstock; cut the leaves from med. green cardstock. Watch Susan’s video on forming the Lily (Click HERE for video).

7. Use PanPastels to do the shading and highlights. Use Susan’s Garden Club 4pcs. All Metal Tool Set for shaping and forming, and a fast drying glue. Use orange pollen for the stamens. Once formed, glue to card, and enjoy. Optional: Copic pen for dotting  freckles on flower petals.

I do hope you enjoy making this card! I also hope Linda enjoys receiving it!

Happy Petals,

Jeanette Horner



Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Susan’s Garden Club All Metal Tool Set

Suan’s Garden Club – PanPastel Kit 1

Suan’s Garden Club – PanPastel Kit 3

Suan’s Garden Club – Garden Notes Lily

Els van de Burgt Studio – Small Butterfly

Karen Burniston, Pop it Ups – Chicken Wire

Suzanne Cannon, A Way With Words’ Thank You

White Soft Finish Cardstock

Colored Soft Finish Cardstock – Whisper Blue

Other Supplies:

Archival ink refills

Alcohol  (Rubbing)

Pale Orange cardstock

Med. Green cardstock

Fast drying glue.

Gold  rhinestones for bling

Copic pen R89 for the freckles  on the flower petals

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  • forrestwife May 31, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    love your card, beautiful flowers and the elegance of the A Way With Words Die!

  • jeanette horner May 30, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you ladies! So bappy you enjoyed it

  • Brenda Atchley May 30, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Love the card and the soft colors that you used. Great job

  • Raquel Mason May 30, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    So soft and pretty!

  • Beth Brittain May 30, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Beautiful. Love the splash of color behind the chicken wire.

  • Kathleen Adams May 30, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Beautiful Thank You card. Really great tutorial also. Thank You!

  • Marjorie May 30, 2016 at 11:40 am

    The card is beautiful. What a wonderful way to say thank you to a friend. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  • jeanette horner May 30, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Thanks to everyone for your kind words!! Art is a gift, and mine is having so many wonderful people in my life..

  • Linda Ware May 30, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Thank YOU, Jeanette. I love my card!!! Your friendship is a treasure Thanks for sharing your creativity with others!

  • dyeandpigment55 May 30, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Great card. Love everything about it.

  • Bonnie Klocke May 30, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Beautiful, just beautiful. The colors are so pretty and soft. Love the alcohol technique. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

  • Nancy Yoder May 30, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Your work of art is simply lovely! Reason being: soft colors, beautiful calligraphy, elegant lily set on the chicken wire adds to the warm home feel! Perfect in my opinion!

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