I'm excited to be up on the blog today to share a card I made using Maja Design's Autumn Basics collection. Some of you may know, our baby girl arrived last Tuesday morning and we've received lots of well wishes for her, as well as gifts all the way from Sweden, Malaysia and even Australia! This Thank You card is meant for one of my fantastic scrappy pals who sent her love all the way across the sea.
I've layered papers from the Autumn Vintage Basics collection seeing how the weather is cooling down these days in Singapore - a good thing for me as I'm now on a diet that makes me perspire endlessly. It's part of my Chinese culture to make sure that mothers who have just delivered get the best nutrition to help their bodies recover from childbirth, although everyone around me including my doctor thinks I need to get more R.E.S.T! But lying down in bed and sleeping the whole day is just not my kind of thing, so I've been making myself using by.... making thank you cards!
I've kept my background simple because I want the designs on the papers to show. Some splattering of paint and watering it for a water-color effect (this is so trending now!), and fine stenciled designs just to keep the composition in place. I've also added twine to my flowers for a more rustic autumn look.
Some fussy cutting over here which helped me to relax after a hectic morning of bathing baby, having my breakfast and catching up with some housework. To make the fussy cut flowers stand out, I popped the image up with 3D foam dots and dabbed Sticklers for a bit of glittery goodness.