Pretty in Thanks
Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
Thank you cards are definitely one of those things you should always have on hand. I keep a little basket on my desk that is usually pretty full of samples. I always try to keep them handy and ready for you to make a card quickly. I also make a point to take as many pictures as possible of these cards.
I am always looking at what others are creating to get ideas and inspiration. With the card I will be sharing with you today, I was inspired by a very old YouTube video made by Dawn Griffith of dawnsstampinthought.net in which she made a birthday card. I thought that this card would make for a beautiful “Thank You” card. So, if you ever read this Dawn, thank you so much for the inspiration.
Now, lets get down to the supplies. Don’t let the amount of supplies discourage you, I am merely listing every little thing.
Base Hot Pink measuring 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches
For the front
Vanilla measuring 4 1/8 inches by 5 3/8 inches
Light pink measuring 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches
Vanilla measuring 2 5/8 inches by 4 7/8 inches
Black measuring 2 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches
Vanilla measuring 2 3/8 inches by 4 5/8 inches
Scrap piece of Vanilla
For inside the card
Light Pink measuring 5 3/8 inches by 4 1/8 inches
Vanilla measuring 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches
StaZOn Jet Black
Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo
Flower stamp set (also includes the sentiment) from JoAnn’s
Vanilla Butcher’s Twine
Paisley Darcie Embossing folder
Stampin’ Up Pink Embossing Powder
Acrylic Mounting Blocks
Fancy Label die cuts
Step One: Prepping my Vanilla pieces
The flowers in this stamp set are two step stamps. This means that I have three stamps that work together to form a beautiful flower. The first stamp I used was the one that would fill in the outline stamp. I took my vanilla piece measuring 2 3/8 inches by 4 7/8 inches and I stamped three flowers in Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo. Then, I inked up my stamp, stamped off on to another piece of scrap paper, to lighten the color a bit. I then stamped a few times on my piece of paper. I repeated this process until I filled my piece. At this point I waited for this piece to dry completely, by moving on to another piece.
While waiting for ink to dry, I put my focus on my vanilla piece measuring 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches. I used the same stamp as the front. I inked up my stamp and stamped it in the bottom right corner, lifted up moved up a bit and stamped again. I moved just to the left of the darker image and stamped again off to the slight left. When I stamped the two offset images, I did not reink my stamp. I wanted it to fade with each of the next stamps.
I turned my attention to my scrap piece of paper. I used my fancy label die cut and ran that through my BigKick. I used my stamp in the same manner as the background of my 2 3/8 inches by 4 7/8 inches. I inked my image, stamped off, stamped a few times on my little label. Once that was finished, I used StaZOn Jet Black to stamp my “Thank You.” I took two rhinestones and put one on either side of the sentiment.
Now, it was time to return my attention to my 2 3/8 inches by 4 7/8 inches piece. I made a point to rub this piece down with my embossing buddy to ensure that the embossing powder would not stick anywhere other than where I want it. I got my outline stamp and inked it up in the VersaMark. I did this with a new piece of paper under my Vanilla piece. Part of two of the flowers runs off of the paper, I didn’t want to risk ink transferring to my VersaMark pad. I stamped all three of the darkest flowers with the VersaMark inked outline stamp. I put that away and sprinkled my images with my Stampin’ Up Pink Embossing Powder, knocked off the excess. I made a point to clean all of the embossing powder and put it all away, before I worked with the heat tool. I broke out that heat tool and I set my embossing powder. This is one of my most favorite parts of working with embossing powder, I just love watching this go from a barely visible image in powder to a beautiful pop of color. Once all of the embossing powder was heated properly and set, I set this piece off to the side to cool. I was able to move on to the next step.
Step Two: Light Pink Pieces
This part is pretty quick. I broke out my BigKick again. I layered my light pink piece measuring 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches in my embossing folder. Then that piece was rolled through the BigKick. I took that beautiful piece out, with tape runner, I layered that onto my vanilla piece measuring 4 1/8 inches by 5 3/8 inches. I was then able to layer those pieces on the front of my card.
I layered my vanilla piece for the inside of the card on to my light pink piece (4 1/8 inches by 5 3/8 inches) and layered that inside my card. Now it was time for me to focus on the next step.
Step Three: Layering the Front of my card
I used my tape runner and adhered my vanilla piece (2 3/8 inches by 4 5/8 inches) to my black piece (2 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches). I ran a little bit of adhesive on to the back of the black piece. I used that adhesive to keep my vanilla butcher’s twine in place. I wrapper the butcher’s twine around my black and vanilla piece three times. Once I was satisfied with my twine, I used my tape runner and adhered that to my last piece of vanilla (2 5/8 inches by 4 7/8 inches). I mounted my really pretty three layers to dimensionals and layered that in the center left of the front of the card. Now, this next part you should definitely pay close attention to what you are doing. I took my fancy label piece and used two adhesives. I put the dimensional behind the word “You” on this piece. I used my tape runner behind the “Thank” and adhered this piece to the upper part of the front of the card. Half of the label was over lapping the pretty image piece and the other half sat on the embossed pink piece.
Once that label was placed, my card was complete. I loved the finished look of this card. It was so much fun to work on and I love when I am able to just raid the paper crafting supplies and use as many things as possible. I love pushing the envelope on working with things.
I know that this card does use a lot of stuff and tons of different techniques, but when put altogether, you see this beautiful card come to life. I love this card.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to like, comment, and/or share this with your friends. I would greatly appreciate it. Until next time,
Thank you and God Bless!
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