Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
When you are a Krafter, you always need something as a thank you on hand. Let’s face it, life moves fast and you need to be ready with an impromptu card. I was surfing YouTube one night and I came across Connie Stewart with Simply Simple Stamping. If you have been on here before you know that I love her! She came up with a design that inspired me.
If you want to see her video on exactly how she made her card, please scroll down and give it a click. I made only a few slight alterations to her original design.
Base- My Favorite Things Grapesicle 4 1/4” x 11” scored at 5 1/2”
2 White pieces 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”
My Favorite Things Grapesicle 2 1/8” x 5 1/2”
White 2” x 5 3/8”
The last two pieces are then cut to 4 1/4”. Save those two little pieces, that’s how you get your little layered piece for the tiny sentiment and flowers.
My Favorite Things Extreme Black Hybrid Ink
My Favorite Things Wild Wisteria Premium Dye Ink
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Stamping Tool
Elmers Permanent Tape Runner
Park Lane 1/4” foam squares
Park Lane Embellishments
Make sure you have all of your pieces cut and ready to go.
With my larger white pieces, I used my Tim Holtz Stamping Tool to stamp the mesh image that is in my Birds stamp set from Wish. For the outside piece, I stamped the image in the top right. For the inside piece, I stamped the image on the bottom right.
With the mesh stamp still on my Tim Holtz Stamping Tool, I took my white piece measuring 2” x 4 1/4” and stamped all over. I didn’t mind the image not coming out completely stamped on the paper. At first I was going to reink my stamp and go again, but once I got to looking at it, I really love how it looked.
Once I was finished with the mesh image and while I still had my mesh stamped piece in the Stamping Tool, I decided to add a larger sized sentiment in the slightly upper middle position. I thought that this added a little something extra and I was not interested in adding any flowers or animals to this particular card.
With my tiny white piece, I positioned the flower, at first in the upper right, then bottom left. Followed by stamping my tiny sentiment in the center, slightly bottom portion of the piece.
I used my tape runner and adhered both of the larger white pieces to the card base. I followed this by adhering my tiny white piece to my tiny grapesicle piece. Still using tape runner, I positioned my white piece measuring 2” x 4 1/4” off centered and slightly down on the Grapesicle piece measuring 2 1/8” x 4 1/4.”
I added a bunch of the foam squares to the back of the white and Grapesicle piece that was off centered and adhered that to the left of my card, centering from top to bottom of my card base. I then added tape runner to the side of my little sentiment piece and foam squares on the other side. This allowed the piece to stay even with larger focal image. I then adhered it to the front of my card on the slightly bottom, far right.
I looked at this card and decided that it needed a little bit of bling. I added a tiny rhinestone to each of the flowers. Still not being satisfied that this card has the proper amount of bling, I added a slightly larger rhinestone with two tiny rhinestones to the top right of my card.
At this point, I was finally pleased with this card and I have to say that I love it! I love how easy it was to work up and I really love how quickly it worked up. I adore the script of those sentiments.
I chose not to add a stamped sentiment to the inside of my card, because with Thank You cards, I like having room to write a little note to the recipient. This card has two sentiments on the front which allows me to have my sentiments and have space to write my message.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the post. If you did, please give this a like, comment, and share so others can join the fun as well. I definitely appreciate it! Until next time,
Connie Stewart’s Video Tutorial
Connie Stewart’s Website
Wish Stamp Sets