Monday, 10 July 2017

…if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude

Had to make a thank you and farewell combination card for a male colleague so I went with a CAS design featuring a Tim Holtz Mixed Media die and a chippie from Make It Crafty.

Went with the die cut design to fit the current challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies.  I’ve used this same design for a sympathy card too; it’s cased from a card I saw at a craft show demo.  A great way to use the mixed media dies and really effective yet elegantly CAS and perfect for male cards.

Over at Just Us Girls they are looking for ink blending so that’s what I did for the background to my die cut.  I used several shades of blue Distress Inks and then spritzed with water for a lovely almost ombre effect.  I used the same colours blended together over the chippie ‘thanks’, which I teamed with a printed sentiment.

As this card is CAS, blue and actually going out to a male I am also entering it in the current male challenge at Crafty Friends.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits ~ 661186 Mixed Media 3

Inks & Paints etc
Spica Pen ~ Clear
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Embossing, Salty Ocean & Tumbled Glass
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great CAS Thank You card. Love your subtle change in color on your background and the way you blended your sentiment too! Your colors are so vibrant! Thanks for joining us for trend week at Just Us Girls!

  2. This is a great card. I love the ombre effect on your bricks and the sentiment stands out! Thank you for sharing this at Crafting with Dragonflies! Please also visit Paper Craft Happy! -DT Noemi

  3. Awesome card - love the ink blended bricks. That thanks has a gorgeous font too. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  4. Looks spectacular. Great effect but so beautifully CAS. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Susan DT

  5. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "man/boy” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)


Thanks so much for your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts (c: