Saying Thanks in a Whimsical Way

Hi everyone! It's me Gabrielle here with you today to share a couple more projects with you as January's guest designer for Cheery Lynn!  I don't know about you but I find I am always in need of thank-you cards, I like to take the time to send a card to show my appreciation to someone.
I wanted to get some extra use out of that cute lattice piece I got in my last CL order so I thought I'd use it like a window design on a whimsical style card featuring fairies and flowers.
For my flowers I just layered a couple of the Sweet Williams floral dies, inked the edges with a little chalk ink and glued some flower stamens to the centers.  I wanted to continue the light filligree look so I used the leaves from the Flourish Leaf strip in white and the Lace Corner Deco in white.  I used papers from Graphic 45, Prima and Bo Bunny.  I gave the whole thing a more tattered look by tucking in bits of muslin (cheese-cloth) here and there.
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The funny thing is, once I get started playing with my pretty Cheery Lynn dies, I more often than not find that I can't just stop at one card!  I get a few ideas going at once and therefore ended up with an extra card this week! :)
For this card I wanted to play up the delicate gate die!  I just love the super fine design on the Ornamental gate and I thought it again played well with the Graphic 45 window design in their patterned paper. 
I used adhesive foam dots to create pocket design behing the gate, I find the shadow this creates gives a nice 3D look to the card.  I also used another one of the Lace Corner designs I used in the top card for this one.
I used one of my all time favorite CL dies, the Fanciful Flourish as a 'stem' for my floral arrangement and again used the Sweet Williams Strip for my handmade flowers but in this case I curled the petals to create more of a rose look tothe blooms.
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I hope you enjoyed my projects today and hope that I've inspired you to get out your Cheery Lynn dies to play today!  I look forward to sharing another project with you all next week! xo


  1. These cards are just stunning......Awesome......

  2. These are both wonderful Elegant
    Great thank you cards.

  3. So very beautiful! I love the pretty lattice and fence dies you used and the fairies are lovely with your designs!!!

  4. These are stunning! I have a question for you. On the first card, the sweet Williams petals look as though you have folded or crimped them. How did you do this? I love my Sweet Williams die and I am so impressed with how (with a bit of finesse) each flower can be so different.

    Thanks for your response.

  5. Great cards. Like the color combinations and the design. edna

  6. Thanks so much for the kind feedback on my projects ladies! Dodie, Yes! I love the Sweet Williams strip, it can be used in so many different ways. For the blooms in the first card I gave the petals a little bit of inking on the tips with some chalk ink. Then I very lightly misted them with water. Using your finger tips just give each petal a little crinkle, when they dry they keep the shape nicely. (by crinkling I mean that you take each petal between your thumbs and forefingers and bring them together, basically creating a random crinkled look).

    Hope this helps! :)

    Gabrielle xo

  7. Your creations are stunning, as always! Those Thank You cards are keepsakes!

  8. Gabi, these are like little works of art, far to beautiful to be cards. They would look fabulous hanging on a wall in frames. Thanks so much for helping us out this month.


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