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Thank You Birdie!

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

If you are anything like me, you are always in need of two kinds of cards, appreciation and birthday. Today, I am bringing to you a little Thank You card that I worked up for a friend. This card was really interesting to make and I ultimately had a great time. The great thing about paper crafting is the fact that there are no errors in the cards. By that, I mean that you can always work around the “mistake” or turn it into something pretty amazing! So, to begin, we need to go over that supplies list.

Paper

Base

Dark Brown 5 1/2” by 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”

Front

1st Layer- Black 5 3/8” by 4 1/8”

2nd layer- White 5 1/4” by 4”

Brown 3 1/4” by 3 1/4”

White 3 1/8” by 3 1/8”

Inside

1st layer- Black 5 3/8” by 4 1/8”

2nd layer- White 5 1/4” by 4”

3rd layer- White 5 1/8” by 3 7/8”

Other Supplies

Ink

My Favorite Things Hot Fudge Premium Dye

My Favorite Things Biscotti Premium Dye

My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink Extreme Black

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter (999)

Adhesives

Elmer’s Tape Runner

Park Lane 1/4” Foam Squares

Paper Tools

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Stampin’ Up Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Fiskars Bone Folder

Stamping Tools

Tim Holtz Stamping tool

Tim Holtz Ink Dobbers

Stamp Sets

Thank You Set on Wish (link is at the end of the post)

It is a Good Day on Wish (link at the end of the post)

Step One:

Get all of your cutting done. I absolutely believe that this helps with the flow of making the card. I get it all out of the way so I can focus on the design of the card. I also tend to cut a couple of extra pieces for my stamped pages, so that I have extra in case I make too many mistakes or if I don’t like the finished design. If I don’t use the extra pieces on this card, I know that it will be used for the next project. I also take this time to fold and score my card base. I use the bone folder for the first round of varnishing. I love layers on a card, so with card in particular, I do a second round of varnishing at the end of the card. This is an extra step that I take to ensure that my card will lie flat.

Step Two:

Now, the two white pieces measuring, 5 1/4” by 4”, white piece measuring, 3 1/8” by 3 1/8”, and the final while piece measuring 5 1/8” by 3 7/8” all get their edges sponged in the Hot Fudge ink. This is followed by being sponged in the center with the Biscotti Ink, to help blend and offer a pretty neat design that will be special on every single card. With doing this you will never have two cards looking identical, thanks to the sponging. I then take a moment to sponge all of the edges of the other pieces in Hot Fudge.

Step Three:

For the inside of the card, I used tape runner to adhere my white piece (5 1/8” by 3 7/8”) to the white piece (5 1/4” by 4”). Followed by layering that new piece to my black piece (5 3/8” by 4 1/8”) and centering that to the inside of the card.

Step Four:

For the front of the card, I started with the white piece measuring 5 1/4” by 4”. I stamped my background all over. I used a beautiful little mesh stamp from my It is a Good Day set to stamp my background layer. When I stamped my images, I used my Tim Holtz stamping tool. With these stamps, I got a much better image by stamping twice. The best way to do that was to use the stamping tool, it allows for multiple passes and I don’t have to worry about the image being messed up. Still using my stamping tool, I moved on to my focal image. I first stamped my little branch, in Hot Fudge, at the bottom of the piece (remember this is my 3 1/8” by 3 1/8” piece). Again, I stamped this image twice. I then, placed my little birdie on the branch, stamping in Extreme Black. Using my Wink of Stella, I colored my pretty bird to give a beautiful glisten. To finish this little piece, I stamped my sentiment and was ready to put all my pieces for the front together.

Step Five:

Using tape runner, I layered my background piece to my black piece. From there I layered that new piece to the front of my card base. I used the tape runner to adhere my focal image piece to the brown piece. From there, I used my foam squares to layer my focal image piece to the front, sort of on the bottom right.

Step Six:

Now, as you have probably come to know, if I am delivering this card in person, I enjoy decorating the envelope. It really does tie the card to envelope and adds a little something extra. Unfortunately in this case, I will be mailing this card, so the decorating can only really be done on the back, where the envelope folds shut.

If you like the stamps that I used today, I bought them on Wish. Here are the links for that.

I think you’ll like It Is Good Day Stamp TPR Silicon Clear Stamp Rubber Seal for DIY Scrapbooking Card Making Decoration Supplies. Add it to your wishlist!

https://www.wish.com/share/6216cdjogx

I think you’ll like Thank You TPR Silicon Transparent Clear Stamp Rubber Seal for DIY Scrapbooking Card Making Decoration Supplies. Add it to your wishlist!

https://www.wish.com/share/7389cdjnuo

I will be sharing my review of using these stamps tomorrow.

At this point the card is officially done and I really do love the way that it turned out. Feel free to share with me on Facebook at facebook.com/kraftaholicmommy if you make your own version of this card, I would love to see your amazing work!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to give this a like, comment, and share so others can join the fun as well. In the meantime, feel free to follow me on Instagram at instagram.com/alishia-blount I like to post fun things on here often. Until next time,

Thank you!

God Bless!

Happy Krafting!!

KraftaholicMommy

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