Favorite Wilde Quotes

~I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.~

~Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.~

~I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know
anything about.~

~Oscar Wilde



Friday, March 4, 2011

A Hawaiian Thank You

We were so fortunate to spend last week's school break in Maui!! We stayed in the Kaanapali area and enjoyed a really wonderful trip for our family. Our stay was made possible with the help of Gigi, and I was inspired by the islands to create this card for her.

I started out with solid colored card stock and printed out a palm tree image from The Graphics Fairy directly onto the linen color. Next I painted on Twinkling H2O in Solar Gold to the image and a dark brown "Twink" to the green cardstock base. (The green paper just happened to be handy, you can use any color, as I painted over it.)

These 2 layers were adhered with sticky tape which I added to the front of my white cardstock base. You can see where the green shows through the Twink paint, but it doesn't matter, as it will be covered up.

On the left is the base card colored with Stamping Up's Close to Cocoa. I just applied the stamp pad directly to the card to color it. Again I used sticky tape to adhere the image to the base.

Some close ups of my Gratitude stamp (Hero Arts clear stamp), ribbon, alphabet stamp (Stampin' Up Broadsheet Alphabet), and sea star from Marth Stewarts sand dollar punch.

For the inside I used a flourish Thank You sentiment & corner flower flourish(clear stamps from Inadinkado)~

Because I colored the images on the inside.... the ink showed through on the back!! Ugh! I enhanced (covered up!) the back by using a piece of cream colored cardstock, coloring it with Momento desert sand ink, applying the pad directly to the paper. Then I added the "outside" of the sand dollar punch to the top, to off-set the made-for-you-by stamp placed at the bottom. I tried to keep the ink lighter at the bottom, where I stamped the image in the same color ink, for a subtle effect.

Now you know more that you ever needed to about how I made this card! If you are a beginner or a very enthusiastic card maker, you would really enjoy all of the details, right? :)

Linking to:
The Graphics Fairy
Naturally Me Creations
Lovely Crafty Home
Hodgepodge Life
Saturday Mornings
Patches of Pink


  1. This is really a lovely card, i love all the little details, and the layers and that thank you stamp is gorgeous! :)

    Tnx so much for linking this up at my party this weekend! :D

  2. What a beautiful card! It has a perfect island vintage look. I love Hawaii too, doesn't the air smell wonderful there!

  3. Such a great botanical book plate look to it, Shelly!

  4. What a very cool card! Love all the antiquing and vintage look.
    Visiting from Graphics Fairy.

  5. Clever girl. You take after your father. In a good way.


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