This is the third set of thank you card created for the Senior Life Resources Northwest. When you are mass producing cards it is always good if the image you choose is one piece. I love this pretty flower and leaves from Simon Says Stamp. I could stamp two images onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, so I create six of these cards.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink was used to stamp the images, since it is Copic friendly. The image was colored and then die cut using the coordinating die.
For the sentiment I decided to use a thank you die, which was cut from both mirror cardstock and sticky back foam. It is an easy way to add dimension to a sentiment.
To add visual interest behind the focal image and sentiment a smaller rectangle was cut using a stitched die and then dry embossed. It was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. The focal image and sentiment were then adhered with the same glue.
I’ve had this pretty fall leaves embossing folder for quite awhile and have never used it. This is the season of expressing gratitude to those you mean so much in our lives and so I decided to use it for a more masculine looking thank you card.
I embossed the folder onto a piece of rusty orange cardstock and then ink blended the edges with Distress Oxide Gathered Twiggs Ink to add some depth. It was cut down to 5″ x 3 3/4″ with a paper trimmer and adhered to a topfolding cardbase.
I pulled out Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Leaves and die cut three from different colored cardstock. One was adhered directly to the embossed panel, the small green leaf was adhered with liquid glue to the large red maple leaf and they were adhered with foam tape for dimension.
The pretty “Thank You” is from Karen Burniston and was cut from gold mirror cardstock and again from red sticky back foam. The backing on the foam was removed and the gold die cut placed on top. Liquid glue was used to adhered it to the lower right of the card.
This is another masculine thank you that was quick and easy to create. A background was ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks and a blending brush. The pretty geometric cover die from Altenew was used to add some pretty visual interest. It was cut with white cardstock and adhered over the ink blended background with spray adhesive. The panel was adhered to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue.
A scrap of cardstock was ink blended with the same blues as the background Karen Burniston’s “Thank You” was cut from it. A circle of white cardstock was cut using a pierced circle die and adhered to the center of the geometric die. This allowed the sentiment die cut to pop on the page.
Rather than purchasing new stamps all the time I am trying to use what I have. Michael will soon be retiring and I won’t have the funds that I’ve been used to all these years.
It has been quite some time since I used Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers. I stamped them on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. They were then die cut using the coordinating dies.
This time I cut a rectangle using a scalloped die and then ran it through with the Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. It adds a lot of visual interest behind the flowers and draws your eye.
The sentiment was cut using mirror cardstock and again with sticky back foam. The flowers were arranged and picked up with Glad Press ‘n Seal, which keeps your arrangement together until you can determine here you want to place it. Because the “t” in the thanks overlapped the flowers the foam tape was cut away so that it would lay flat together. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flowers, holding them all together in a bunch and adhered to the upper left of the scalloped rectangle and the sentiment was in the lower right.
For a final embellishments gold sequins were scattered on the card. The focal image rectangle was then adhered to the side folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.
Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers
Burniston Thank You
Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 049 Green Shadow, 040 Green, 027 Dark Pink, 028
Pale Pink, 026 Light Pink, 021 Light Carmine
I love the quote by President Thomas S. Monson “To live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.” I think it is true. Life is sweeter when we look through the challenges and experiences of our lives with gratitude. What better time of year to count our blessings than in the fall, which is why I used fall leaves for embellishments.
I like it so much that I made it again adding a die cut “Thank You” from Karen Burniston.
I have had Nuvo’s Gilded Flakes for sometime and never used them before. I used Be Creative doubled sided tape on the beautiful patterned paper in varying widths. I also adhered them to a wider strip of paper to cut out the sentiments. They are messy, but beautiful.