Doodling with Debby: Winter Thanks

Hi friends! Happy Saturday, thanks for stopping by today! Today we’re back with a brand new Doodling with Debby feature where Debby Hughes makes a truly beautiful winter thank you card! It’s perfect for replicating to send out cards to those you received gifts from around the holidays! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

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Hi, it’s Debby here today with my monthly feature for Simon Says Stamp, Doodling With Debby. Although Christmas is almost here, I’m still using my Christmas supplies but changing up the sentiment to create a thank you card. In the modern world of texting and messaging, I still find that a handmade card goes down a treat to truly express gratitude for a Christmas gift.

Doodling with Debby: Winter Thanks

I started this card with a design I like and often use – a collection of overlapping circles creates a dynamic design which draws the eye around the card. I decided to watercolor a richly colored background to showcase the beautiful Joy Snowflake die. However, this design works great to use up patterned paper too.

Doodling with Debby: Winter Thanks

I taped a piece of Arches Hot Pressed watercolor card to a board and loosely watercolored a base layer of Quinacridone Coral and Rose of Ultramarine. I layered over the top of this brighter layer a deep Indigo, leaving lighter areas so that the colorful base layer shone through in places. I splattered the piece with a solution of Perfect Pearls and then white gouache to give sparkle and bright white highlights respectively.

Doodling with Debby: Winter Thanks

I dried the watercolor panel and stamped a Circle Sayings Holiday sentiment with clear embossing ink and then white heat embossed. After which, I used the Nested Circle dies to die cut the sentiment circle as well as two other circles. From white card, I also die cut a Joy Snowflake and a Wonky Rectangle and from Magenta glitter card I die cut the Painted Thanks die.

Doodling with Debby: Winter Thanks

With all the elements prepared, I foam mounted the design together with the white Wonky Rectangle on to a Fog card base and then the circle elements, snowflake and thanks sentiment offset to the top left of the card. I embellished with Amethyst, Pixie Dust, and Snowfall sequins to finish.

Thank you for joining me today and I’ll see you next time for Doodling With Debby!

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SUPPLIES

Simon Says Stamp PAINTED THANKS Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp Big JOY SNOWFLAKE…
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Simon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps CIRCLE…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp AMETHYST Sequins…
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Neat and Tangled SNOWFALL Sequin Mix
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Simon Says Stamp PIXIE DUST Sequins…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock MAGENTA…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE CORAL 5ML…
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Daniel Smith ROSE OF ULTRAMARINE 5ML…
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Daniel Smith INDIGO 5ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith PEARLESCENT WHITE 15ML…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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3M Scotch SAFE RELEASE MASKING…
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL…
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Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray…
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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and thanks to Debby for being our guest!

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  1. Love the colors you used, so pretty!! And that “thanks” die cut just pops right off of the page. My instinct would have been to use one of the purples, probably since that’s my favorite color, LOL! but also because it went so well with the watercolor pieces when you were holding the glitter cardstocks up to it, but when you cot the pink, it popped right off the card and looked awesome. I think the purple would have gotten lost, good call on the pink! Awesome card and thanks for sharing!

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