Hello everyone, today I am back with my last post before Christmas.
I thought it might be a good time to share a couple of thank you cards that I have made today, as it is always good to have these on hand over the festive period. And instead of going for a winter theme, I have decided to make mine Spring or Summer themed! I always feel the need for a bit of brightness at this time of year.
So here is my card. Please excuse the dark photo, it is grey here today and really hard to get a good light on it.
I had planned to make three, but one got messed up along the way so I have two the same, which I figure is better than one!
These were really simple to make. I die-cut some stitched rectangle panels and stamped the main sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I did this using the MISTI stamping tool so that I could double stamp it and get a really good impression. I then stamped the remaining small sentiments in Versamark ink, and heat embossed them with some Cardinal Red WOW embossing powder. I had thought this was going to be a little bit “pinker” than it was but I think I have just about got away with it 🙂
I then broke out my unused Paper Smooches Botanicals 3 stamp set and stamped my flowers in a variety of dye inks. I added small, medium and large leaves and then some little dots to fill in the gaps.
Finally I added some sparkle to the leaves and flowers using my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle brush pen, and finished with some clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I popped some craft foam onto the back of the panels and then mounted them both onto A2 sized base cards. The finished cards have a side fold.
That completes my cards for today. They were really easy to do, and could easily be replicated in bulk if you wanted to make a set as a gift for someone, or even just a set to have on hand for yourself.
Thank you so much for keeping me company this year – I am so happy that you stop by to read my ramblings and see my creations. I started my blog back in February, and I have really enjoyed my first year of blogging. Thank you so much for all the lovely, kind and thoughtful comments along the way, I love to read them.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I will be back soon to share more projects.
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps – Kindness; Paper Smooches – Botanicals 3
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black Ink; Versamark Ink; Altenew Forest Glades; Hero Arts Butter Bar; Hero Arts Tide Pool; Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink.
Other: White Cardstock 300gsm; WOW Embossing Powder – Cardinal Red; Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue; Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins; Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Craft Foam; Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Brush Pen. MISTI Stamping Tool;