Did you realise that one month from today Christmas will be a thing of the past? I know we’d all like 2020 to be over but this is getting ridiculous. So after the rush of getting Christmas cards done and in the mail, what comes next? For me what I need most are thank you cards, and lots of them. I love designing cards that are easy to make in bulk and today’s project is a real star.
This project all started with the star design from the Brightly Gleaming 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).
First I cut a piece of the DSP 2-1/4″ x 6″ and using Multipurpose Liquid Glue I fixed it to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed the excess using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of the DSP. Using liquid glue I mounted this piece onto a 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ layer of Very Vanilla Card.
Finally I cut a 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ strip of the DSP and attached that near the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card.
With the DSP done I had one last use for my Paper Trimmer and that was to create the card base. For this I chose Night of Navy Card to coordinate with the background of the DSP. After cutting and scoring the card I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
My large fancy “Thanks” sentiment comes from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. After stamping it onto some Very Vanilla Card with Night of Navy ink I decided to die-cut it using the Layering Ovals Dies.
I began by cutting out the sentiment using the #2 plain-edged die in the set (counting from the smallest up). Then I cut some Night of Navy Card using the #3 plain-edged die. With that done I mounted the sentiment onto the Night of Navy piece and I was ready to assemble my card.
STAR DESIGNER ELEMENT
First using liquid glue I fixed the Very Vanilla layer inside the card base. Next I glued the large layered DSP panel onto the front of the card. Then I mounted the sentiment in the centre of the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
After that I added a single self-adhesive Star Designer Element to the sentiment and my thank you card project was complete.
The copper stars on the background DSP and the metal star embellishment really does make for a very striking design. What do you think?