Monday, 11 February 2019

…they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom

Sharing a quick thank you card I made featuring a stamp from the So Happy For You set by Concord & 9th and ‘thank you’ from the Whatnot Sentiments Six set by Your Next Stamp.

For my colours I used the current palette at CAS Colours & Sketches.  I actually used Stampin’ Up! cardstock and inks in the specified colours.  My Gray Granite stamping looks a bit off but think it’s the pink background that’s thrown off the colour compared to the piece of Gray Granite cardstock I matted my flower stamping on.

The layout of my card is from the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  After I cut all my cardstock and layered them up, I realised my background of Powder Pink looked a bit bare with just the one ‘thank you’ stamped in grey on it.  So I decided to repeat stamp the sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder to create my own background.

I’d already clear embossed over my flowers and focal sentiment to give me one of my three elements from the tic tac toe board at Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe.  My other two to complete the row are the colour pink and the pearls I added to the flower centres.

This particular card is going out to a colleague but I’ve cut a bunch of layers to make a few for my stash.  I always think a thank you card is one of the easiest ways to bring a smile to someone and a handmade one is even more sure to make them feel appreciated.

Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Super Fine Detail Clear
Flourish with a Bling Pearls ~ Red
Kaisercraft Pearls ~ Blush
Inks & Paints etc
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Gray Granite, Lovely Lipstick & Powder Pink
VersaMark Stamp Pad ~ Watermark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bellbird Paperarts Cardstock ~ Cotton Blend
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Gray Granite, Lovely Lipstick & Powder Pink

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