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Friday, October 9, 2015

Thanks. . .

I hadn't been to a salon since I moved here to Colorado and my hair was getting so long and heavy it was making me insane.  I needed to get it styled very badly so I went to Google and looked up some hair salons.  Luckily, I found a GREAT one and I had such a great time, I decided to make my stylist a thank you card.

What I Used to Make My Card:
Glossy Cardstock
Kaleidacolor Ink Pad in Spectrum
IndigoBlu Stamp - Juliet, #J1
Core'dinations Dark Cardstock in Purple Grandeur
Mrs. Grossman Alphabet Stickers
Brayer

I've rediscovered my Kaleidacolor Ink Pads and I've been having a blast using them.  For this card, I inked up my brayer and brayered the ink directly on the rubber stamp and stamped it on glossy paper.  In my opinion, using these inks on glossy paper really makes the colors pop. But, you MUST be sure you use actual glossy cardstock, photo paper just doesn't work the same way or look as vibrant.  You can use them on regular cardstock, but, again, the vibrancy just isn't going to be there.  Once I stamped the image and trimmed it down I found a cardstock color that I felt complimented the colors in the image and made that my card base.

I didn't want to put my sentiment anywhere that would obscure the image and I fretted about that issue for a while.  I could make the whole card out of glossy cardstock, but I really wanted to use a colored card base, to frame the image, so that wouldn't work.  I didn't want to use another piece of cardstock for a stamped sentiment, so that was out.  I even debated using vellum but it is such a pain to adhere. . .then I remembered that I have a HUGE 12" x 12" plastic tote filled with alphabets, stickers and words. I must have every type of alphabet sticker ever made! So I dived into my stash and found this cute little alphabet. I liked that the letters were black but the sticker itself was clear. Again, I didn't want to detract from the image.  So I lined up the letters - which took me the absolute LONGEST time (and I wasted a few letters in the process) and stuck them down.  I adhered the white glossy panel to my purple card base and I was done!  And, since the alphabet stickers are a stash item (honestly, I have no idea how long I have had them) I gave myself extra points.
I tried like MAD to get this picture straight but I just could not get it to cooperate. I apologize for it being wonky!
I hope she likes the card. I'll be going back in about 6 or 8 weeks for lowlights (apparently, these lowlights help blend the grey but don't commit you to having to dye your hair when the roots begin to show - they are more subtle - we will see) and hopefully she will let me know if she likes the card. I only need 20 or so more followers to meet my goal of 100 new followers in 2015 so please consider giving me a hand and becoming a follower.  I would appreciate it SO much! Thanks for popping by! Christi

I am entering my Thanks card in the following challenges:
The Craft Barn - People
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Q for Quick & Simple
Craft Stamper - October Challenge - Take a Technique (I used Ink)
Creative Knockouts - #110, Thankful Thoughts
Through the Craft Room Door - October 6 - 12, 2015 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - #248, Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - #157, Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Thankful for You

25 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, I'm sure she will love it. I've been rediscovering my Kaleidacolor pads recently too, and I can't get over how well they've lasted - some of them must be getting on for 20 years old, yet they are still as juicy as new!
    Jane

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    1. oh that's good to know Jane, because mine are all thrown in a drawer and at least that old too. I'm going to dig them all out.

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    2. Jane it is amazing!! Most of mine are going on 20 years as well - and I used to balk at the price! Thanks for stopping by <3

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  2. Christi - I'm so glad to see how perfect that stamp is for the theme of the card. It really is gorgeous. I just love it.

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    1. Thank you my dear! Can't wait to see you :) xoxo

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  3. It is so important to find a good hair salon, what a kind idea to send a thank you card. This card is very beautiful, I am sure they were delighted.
    Julia

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    1. Oh Julia - I can't agree with you more! Thank you for your comment :)

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  4. Beautiful card Kristi. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  5. What a pretty card!! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge this week. Hope to see you back again soon :)

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  6. Need to have that fabulous stamp, and how vibrant are those colors. How considerate of you for making a thank you card for your hairdresser.

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    1. She did SUCH a fabulous job I had to show my appreciation - and I felt the same way when I saw someone use the stamp - it has SO many possibilities :)

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  7. This is beautiful. Love this image. Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

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  8. This is gorgeous. I love the use of the multicolor ink pad. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Sara
    TTCRD DT
    FP3 {My Blog}

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    1. Hi Sara! Thank you for your comment, I am off to check out your blog now :)

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  9. Such an awesome project!

    Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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    1. Thank you Ellie! Such a sweet comment :)

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  10. What a great card, thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our ‘Thankful Thoughts’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

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  11. What a great card .... love the multi-coloured image. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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