When I first saw the complete colour refresh of the Stampin’ Up! range I wasn’t convinced I needed more blues. We already had lots to choose from, even after Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point were retired. But then I actually got my hands on them and I was pleasantly surprised. Boho Blue (one of the 2023-2025 In Colors) is a gorgeous mid-range dusky blue and fills a gap I didn’t even know existed. So for today’s simple Sunday project I decided to use it to create this thank you card.
BOHO BLUE TONE ON TONE
Boho Blue is one of the colours used in the Countryside Inn 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and that’s where I started. I decided to choose one on the less floral patterns and cut a 6″ x 6″ piece. This would be enough to decorate the front and inside of the card as well as the envelope. Plus I’d have a little left over to create a gift tag for another day.
With the stripes on the 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP running vertically I first cut a 2-1/2″ strip across the top. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the strip to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Trimming of the excess paper was easy with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece off what was left of my DSP, before trimming that piece down to 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″. Using liquid glue I fixed the larger piece to a 4″ x 4″ piece of Misty Moonlight Card. Then I glued the 3/4″ x 3-3/4″ strip down one the short side on the left of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card.
For my sentiment I chose the simple “thank you” from the Happy Labels Stamp Set. Using Boho Blue ink I stamped it twice onto a 1″ x 3-3/4″ strip of Boho Blue Card. Then I glued the strip onto a 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Misty Moonlight Card. Finally I glued the strip onto the larger layered DSP piece (about 5/8″ from the top edge).
With the most complicated part of the design done I was ready to make my card base. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Boho Blue Card. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score it at 4-1/4″. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a simple A2 card base.
Next I used liquid glue to fix the Basic White layer to the inside of the card base with the DSP on the left. Then the final layered DSP piece was attached to the front (with the stripes going vertically to match the envelope flap and inside) leaving an even border at the top, bottom and left side.
Going back to the “thank you” sentiment I used Misty Moonlight ink this time to stamp it onto a 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I glued the sentiment onto a 1-3/4″ x 2″ piece of Misty Moonlight Card.
Finally, using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the layered sentiment to the card front beside the other thank yous, and my simple thank you card was complete.
I love how this card turned out. It’s not often I try a tone-on-tone effect with a sentiment but it’s an easy way to add interest to the card layers. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
If you’re interested, you’ll find the bonus coordinating gift tag project in my blog post Boho Blue coordination.