Thursday, October 11, 2012

So Thankful For You, Babci

Hi, guys! Hope all is well.  Today I am sharing a card I was asked to make for my friend to send to her husband's grandma. They call her Babci, which means grandma in Polish.  I understand she is a very special woman who lives far away and loves nature.  I thought I would make leaves using my Tim Holtz Alteration dies and Distress Inks.  I embossed the sentiment to add some shine.  I colored the leaves by using an ink pad I made last Christmas.  Tim Holtz had showed the technique on one of his 12 Tags of Christmas.  My ink pad was rather dry, so I used ink refresher spray on it, and just applied the pad to paper and got this great patchy look.  I then cut the leaves out.


Supplies:
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: Gina K Designs (Brown)
Ink: Distress Inks, Adirondack Espresso
Misc.: Scalloped Rectangle Punch,  Computer Generated Name, Tattered Leaves Alteration Die

What a fun card to make and hopefully it will make Babci happy.

I hope you know that I am very thankful for each one of you who visits.  I love this community and the sharing that takes place. What blessings you all are to me!  Enjoy your day, my friends!


15 comments:

my heart's love songs said...

i'm certain this card will make Babci happy! it's gorgeous!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is beautiful, Winnie, and I'm sure your friend's Grandma will love it...who wouldn't? It's fantastic. Love the various colors in the leaves...just like around my house this time of year. Well done!

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous. I love the effect you achieved on the leaves.

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

Larissa T. said...

I'm sure she'll love it. I totally enjoyed those leaves. So pretty. Thanks for linking, Winnie!

Angie Hales said...

Visiting from the link party. Love the card, you're very talented.

from maggiesfarm said...

My husband is Polish in origin, and he actually knows quite a few words---he was so tickled when I showed him this card. He wishes I'd make one for his mother, from the kids, now. I told him I wasn't nearly as talented as Winnie is!

Loki-Lou said...

I love the effect you've captured on the leaves...I wish I could do that sort of thing.

What a wonderful card :)

(I found your blog through the link party)

Emkay said...

Great card for a nature lover. Those leaves are really pretty.

Journey of Life said...

So beautiful and classy and Just in time for Fall ...

Molly Jo said...

Fantastic! Those leaves are great, Winnie.

Sleepy Joe said...

Gorgeous, nice to see you at this lovely party ;-)

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous leaves and fab texture on them!

paperiedreams said...

Very cool card! I loved the technique you used on the leaves! I love TH!!! :)

Margaret said...

What a fabulous technique for the leaves. It's one I had not heard of before. I'm sure Babci will love receiving this card made with love and caring.

Shoregirl said...

I love the look you got on those leaves -- so neat!

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