I've gotten back to crafting this week and I have a card I can't wait to share with you! This card uses a lot of new product and I had so much fun making it for my mom to give to her pastor. This weekend will be his last service at their church, after 17 years as their minister. She wanted something special since there aren't many thank you cards for pastors. I'm sure he will be getting many duplicate cards, but I can guarantee this one will be one-of-a-kind!
I started with one of the new Kraft Die-Cut Cards (Z1474) from CTMH. I love the look and feel of these cards and know I will be stocking up on many more! Another new product I used on this card is the new Dreamin' paper pack (X7142B). I just love the new thicker paper, and the cool 'zip-strip' on the top of each page. I used this strip on the side flap and I think it just adds so much to the card. The stamped flowers and the interior sentiment are from the Treasure Life stamp set (#D1306). The "God Bless You" sentiment on the front is from the Card Chatter - Sympathy (D1476) set. I stamped the flowers using clear embossing powder on white daisy cardstock. Then I added color by sponging in honey ink over the flowers. I finished the image by sponging in chocolate around the edge of the flowers. The final touch was a series of Cream Opaques (Z1336) added to the scalloped edge. As always, feel free to click on each picture if you want to take a closer look. I absolutely love the look of this card and am so proud that I could give my mom something special for this wonderful man. Thanks for looking!