The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

An Elegant Thank You

Howdy-hi, my friends! Today the DeNami Design Team is spotlighting a terrific stamp from the latest DeNami release. Introducing: the Berry Vine!



I paired it with the beautifully scripted Brushed Thank You stamp to create an elegant thank you note, suitable for any time of year. I stamped the thank you and vines in Versafine inks (oynx and red satin), and heat embossed both with clear embossing powder from DeNami. The berries were colored in with a red Sakura Stardust pen. I gave the background some subtle detail by stamping some tone-on-tone dots with the Polka Dot Background on some gorgeous DeNami Red cardstock.



Need some more ideas for this elegant stamp? Be sure to check out the rest of the team's lovely designs today on the DeNami blog. Like what you see? Then you can score a great deal on this pretty stamp--as our Spotlight Product, it's on sale at 10% off for the next week!!

OK, I know that some of you may be surprised by the top note "die cut" on my card today. Those of you who know me know that I don't "do" die cuts, having no Big Shot/Cuttlebug/whatever machine. So, what's that thing doing on my card, and how did it come to be? Well, my dear friend Colleen sent me a fabulous collection of SU scraps that she picked up from her SU demo and amongst them was a lovely top note die cut. Notice how I called it my "die cut" earlier? That's because I used my actual top note die cut as a template: tracing it with a pencil, trimming it out by hand, and adding the stitch marks with a pen. Yup, I'm that low-tech ;). But it tickles me that I can have the high-end look of a fancy die cut for the low price of a pencil and pair of scissors.

That's my little slice of bliss for today, friends. Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Emily

PS This week's CASology cue card is THANKS. I'm playing along! I'm also joining in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge, where the theme this week is Thanksgiving/Thank You, and Papercraft Star, where the new theme is "thank you."

20 comments:

Pam said...

A very elegant thank you!! The vine image is so versatile! And nothing wrong with using a die cut as a template, I've done it before!! Even with a punched image!!!

Benzi said...

Beautiful thank you card and you are being so creative and clever with that top note die. Great job...who would have known? Looks perfect! I love the berry/vine image.

Lisa said...

A classic beauty Emily! Love your low tech die cut too. I've done this before using packing items. Sometimes they're as pretty as what they hold! Nothing wrong with old school in my book ;)

Annette said...

very pretty..love how you did the hand stitched lines and the added gem is perfect...great card.

Marisa said...

Fabulous card, Emily! Love the elegant simplicity of it :) Well done with creating your own top note die too - you go girl!

Melissa said...

I'd never have guessed that this is a handmade top note! :) Looks GREAT! I love your design on this! The single red gemstone between the two vines, matching the color of the sentiment, is so perfect! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Bonnie said...

Just beautiful, Emily! I love your manual die cut!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous and elegant - nothing low tech about your card at all! :) Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Such a beautiful CAS, Emily. Love it. :)

Mel said...

Such a pretty card!

Deb said...

Emily, I can't believe you created that "die cut". Wow!!! Simply stunning and elegant!

Ardyth said...

Classic beauty, Emily! Love the simple design and the bold colours! THANKS so much for playing along with CASology this week!

StephC said...

Simply beautiful! The color combo is one of my favorites. Lovely card Emily! So glad you shared with us at Papercraft Star!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful thank you card, Emily, very elegant! thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Star. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well aren't you clever, to trace this Top Note die so you'll have more! That's my Em! he he If you didn't say so, I'd never have guessed. Thanks for the shout out, too. :)

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so elegant in it's simplicity. I can see this stamp being a classic for years to come.
I am applauding (again) your 'low-tech' methods and your talent. Your cards are always beautiful with out using the latest gadgets and gizmos! Love it!
Hope you are having a good week and looking forward to the weekend. (Where did this week go?) Cheers! :)

Karen B. said...

Rustic and beautiful, the gem is perfect.

Rosemary said...

elegant was definitely the word that came to mind when i saw your lovely card!! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Jingle said...

Emily, this is SO pretty! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Joy said...

Emily, this has an air of elegance to it, love the CAS feel also, thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog