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.
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.
- 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