Monday, October 15, 2018

Thanks and Thankful

I recently purchased the new Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design Thankful stamp/die products...I LOVE Cathy Zielske's style, the sentiments and fonts of her stamps and dies are amazing!!... and I am in love with these new products!! I made a couple cards to show you, and I have a couple more on my desk(so more will be coming), I've just had so much fun, I HAD to post these two today...
 I die cut the CZ Design Thanks die from white cardstock and layered three times.  I then swiped the "thanks" onto a versa mark pad, and embossed with bronze/copper color embossing powder, twice for a smoother look.  I layered it onto it's coordinating background sentiment layered in white, and added a second sentiment from the stamp set on a white strip of cardstock.  I used the new Simon Says Stamp stencil, Lined Circles ...I think this is such a FUN stencil!!  I used the metallic copper color Memento Dew Drop and daubed the color onto black cardstock.  Here's a close up...

The second one, I used another of the stand alone sentiments and die cut and layered the "thankful" sentiment from white cardstock.  
I layered the sentiment, and then I stamped the quote by Oprah Winfrey with versa mark and embossd with the same bronze/copper embossing powder as I used in the first card.   I love the bronze color of the embossing powder.  I layered on a card with a piece of bronze metallic paper  here's a close up of the pretty bronze quote...
Ok...my thoughts...
The Oprah Winfrey quote is powerful and everyone needs to hear it, if for nothing else, to serve as a reminder to be thankful.  And hey, it's Oprah...who wouldn't want to hear something SHE has to say??!!  Quotes and some sentiments, for that matter, can be a funny thing, though...they are powerful and inspiring, they can challenge us to be better, and help us to think differently.  I DO know, though, that those same words,  for someone in a really hard place, can almost be too much, too heavy,  and make them feel squashed instead of encouraged...encouraging always being the intent.  This Oprah quote, although powerful and insightful, could be one of those quotes.  I love it, and want it to be a wonderful reminder to everyone who reads it, to be thankful for all they have.   For this reason, I think that this kind of a quote/sentiment would be best showcased when combined with a connecting sentiment on the inside that softens any possible condemnation on the recipient....SOOOO...I used the same sentiment as on the outside, except in stamp form, stamped and embossed with the bronze embossing powder, and two of the other sentiments from the stamp set in black...
More coming soon!!  This was such wonderful fun...I am thankful for Cathy Zielske and the fun and cool stamps and dies that she brings to the crafting world!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa