Thanks a Bunch

I am always in need of thank you cards.  Last weekend we were in Salt Lake City for a family wedding and my beautiful sister Julie generously gave us a place to stay.  Staying with loved ones is always better than a hotel.  For one you get really good home cooked food and terrific company.

I love the flower stamps from Altenew.  This time I used their Hennah Elements, but I did a little something different by stamping on colored cardstock with a darker die ink and then adding some highlights with Copic markers.  This ensured that the die cut images have color, even the border.

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The colored cardstock I have had for ages, so I can’t give you colors or brands, the inks used for stamping were Color Box Cyan, Violet, and Amber.  The Copic markers used were: B04, V99, and YR23.

The card base is Gina K. Designs 120# white card stock, cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″ for a landscape top folding card.  I stamped two images of the middle flower and fussy cut the center of the flower from one of them.  I adhered the middle flower to the card base with 3M 1/2” foam tape and then attached the fussy cut center of the flower using another layer of foam tape for added dimension.  I tucked the other two flowers and leaves underneath, adhering them with Elmer’s Craft Bond Dot Runner.  To add some additional dimension and pop to the center of the flowers I added The Paper Studio Gold Glitter Stripe Gemstones.

I stamped Altenew’s Label Love for the sentiment on white cardstock with Hero Hues Black ink and cut a fish tail end to one side.  I need to practice on how to do this better so the words are crisper.  In the end I used a white gel pen and traced over the letters for a clearer sentiment.  Not sure if this was any better since the letters weren’t perfectly formed, but you could read them better.  I attached it to the bottom of the card using 3M 1/2″ foam tape, and the card was done.

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Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Altenew Hennah Elements Stamp
  • Altenew Label Love Stamp
  • Color Box Inks: Cyan, Violet, and Amber
  • Copic Markers: B04, V99, and YR23
  • The Paper Studio Gold Glitter Stripe Gemstones
  • 3M 1/2” Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Dot Runner

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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