For this second masculine thank you card for the Senior Life Resources Northwest I used a piece of watercolor paper with silver foiled polka dots. I cut down the paper to be the same size as an A2 cardbase and adhered it to the front with dotliner adhesive.
I die cut the word thanks from silver cardstock, but it got lost in all the silver polka dots, so I cut a small rectangle from leftover cardstock without any silver dots and adhered the thanks to the front. I then created a silver mat behind the sentiment panel and adhered it to the bottom right of the card using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.
A second card was created from the leftover cardstock that only had a few silver foiled dots. Two cards from one panel of cardstock.
After I thought I had completed the thank you cards for Senior Life Resources Northwest I saw they were all flowers. I know they have a need for masculine thank you cards and so I thought I should put together a few. I pulled out a great 12×12 paper pack that I have Momenta that has pretty watercolor looking paper. Some have foiled accents.
For this first masculine thank you I had a piece of this lovely diagonal striped paper leftover in the paper pad and though it would make a great masculine card. I simply cut down the cardstock to the size of an A2 card and adhered it to a top folding cardbase. The word thanks was cut from silver mirror cardstock and adhered on the angle of the stripes, and the card was done.
This is the fifth thank you card set that was created for Senior Life Resources Northwest. I love this pretty flower bowl image from Penny Black.
The image was stamped onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. When the coloring was complete the panel was cut down using a stitched rectangle die.
The sentiment was stamped in the lower left with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and it was adhered to a side folding cardbase with liquid glue.
This fourth set of thank you card for the Senior Life Resources Northwest had me pulling out a stamp set I’ve had for a long time and haven’t use for several years. I don’t know why, the large rose image makes a beautiful statement on a card front. This card did take a little more time because it required a lot of die cutting.
I stamped the images onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. Another quarter sheet of leaves were stamped to have enough for two leaves on five cards. When coloring was complete all images were cut out with the coordinating dies.
A stitched rectangle was used to cut a panel just smaller than an A2 cardbase. It was run through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder.
The sentiment was cut from both mirror cardstock and sticky back foam.
To assemble the card the embossed panel was adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. The rose but and leaves were adhered directly to this panel with liquid glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the large rose, which was adhered in place by removing the backing on the tape. The sentiment was adhered using liquid glue.
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.
This second set of thank you cards for the Senior Life Resources Northwest used this lovely flower and leaves image from Clearly Besotted.
I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I stamped it again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold. The image was then cut out using the coordinating die.
When I am creating white on white cards I like to add visual interest with dry embossing. I cut down a rectangle of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. I had planned to stamp the sentiment onto the panel before embossing, which works well, but I forgot. Now I needed to figure out how to add the sentiment. I decided on using a Quickutz Nesting Frame die, but it was taller than I needed so I decided to glue the flower and leaves image to the top and love the way it turned out.
The embossed rectangle was added to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower and sentiment panel and it was adhered to the front of the card.
The other type of card that the Senior Life Resources Northwest have a need for is thank you. They have a lot of volunteer and people who give donations. This first design did required masking the flower to stamp the leaves.
I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension.
The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. The final embellishment was to add some Nuvo Glitter Drops to the center of the flower.
I had some extra Silhouette cut Thank You sentiments sitting on my desk and decided to put them to use. I adhered the four layers together with liquid glue and then covered the top of the sentiment with VersaMark Ink four times, adding gold embossing powder each time until it gave a smooth gold chipboard look.
I went through my flower patterned papers and found this pretty purple and white design. I cut it down with a scalloped rectangle and adhered it to a quarter sheet of light purple cardstock. The panel was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase. The sentiment was adhered to the center.
The final embellishment was to scatter some Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequin Mix and the card was done.
During this time of social distancing our church has been having drive-by activities. We’ve had a pizza, ice cream, muffins and donut breakfast as a few of the activities. The women’s organization planned on a fall activity where they would give out bread to the women of the ward. They asked me to create a handout that they could attached that would have a message they would like to share. The theme was gratitude.
I had this lovely die from Simon Says Stamp and had recently purchased a pretty fall leaves stencil from Carta Bella. I die cut a panel using a stitched rectangle die and then ink blended the “Hello Autumn” stencil with pretty fall colors. It was adhered to a olive green rectangle that was cut 1/8″ larger than the stenciled panel. The “Grateful” die was cut from gold mirror cardstock then a 1″ strip of the same green cardstock was cut and the words “A” and “Heart” was stamped and embossed gold to be before and after the die cut. To add a little more visual interest a small maple leaf was cut from soft golden orange and the edges were blended with Vintage Photo ink. A small bow was made with ivory and gold baker’s twine and adhered to the bottom of the leaf, which was adhered to the left of the sentiment with liquid glue.
The message panel was printed and then die cut with a stitched rectangle. The edges were distress with the same brown ink and it was adhered to the back of the stenciled panel. I think it turned out nice.
I love the message. There is so much distress and unrest in the world. So many people are angry and lashing out. If we would take the time to be grateful for all we have been given, to be grateful for the privilege to freely express ourselves and allow others the same right, without anger if they have a different opinion, the world would be a better place.
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.