Thursday, 25 October 2012

How to say..

..I'm thinking about you.  It's always a difficult card to make I find. I don't want to be too down in the dumps with the colours but at the same time I don't want to make a card that is too bright and cheery.  I mean you are letting them know you care and are trying to understand what they are going through.

I made this card recently for a friend who is going through a very tough time..hopefully she thought that it hit the right note when she opened the envelope.

I printed off the flower paper from my craft CD Wishes & Kisses into white card and printed off the 'Thinking of You 'sentiment from the same CD onto white card as well.  I layered the sentiment onto another piece of white card, inking both around the edges with my trusty dried up black ink pad and laid them aside to dry.

I used some left over green satin ribbon I found in my stash and laid it onto the flower printed card and stuck it onto the back of the card with tape. Then I wrapped bakers twine over the top of it and tied it in a simple knot.  Next I tied the same twine through two green buttons and attached them to the card with foam pads. All there was left to do then was to add the sentiment which I did with more foam pads and then stick the whole piece of card onto a 6" x 6" base card.

I have to admit I create cards like this alot, printing onto white card.  Creating everything on there, sticking ribbon rather roughly to the back, adding brads etc through the card and then attaching the printed card to a base card so it looks nice and neat!

Kathy one of my Design Team members has started a Facebook group called 'A card a day blogging' to try to help us terrible bloggers to post something every day..  I'm going to give it a go.  If you are on Facebook why don't you join in with the group? We are all trying to urge each other on to blog and craft more and we are all going to visit each others blogs and leave comments.  So I think it will be a nice group to be part of.'s my first post.  Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow!!
Anice xx


  1. This is just perfect for those difficult or "just because" cards.
    Thanks for the a Card a Day plug ;)

  2. Lovely card Anice.Love all the greens.I bet she loved it and appreciated the gesture.Hugs Debbie x

  3. Super card, love the font on the sentiment.
    Sue x

  4. Love the use of the twine on the ribbon - the card is just right and I'm sure it will be appreciated x

  5. oh anice hun its just perfect, I think its just beautiful for a card for difficult times.
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  6. Hit's the note just right.

  7. You have a knack of making simple cards look classy, well done da Boss :) xx

  8. Just perfect and says exactly what you mean... love the colour by the way!

    Jo x

  9. Lovely simple card!


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