It occurred to me yesterday that I’ve been using a lot of products from the Stampin’ Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. Not that it’s surprising, who doesn’t like playing with new toys? But it did make me want to look again at some of the other things I have that are slightly older but still available. So after a look through other paper packs in my stash I settled on the Simply Elegant 12″ x 12″ Specialty DSP. Then with the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set I set to work.
I began my card with the large “Thank you” sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. Using VersaMark ink I stamped it onto a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then after removing a few stray specks I melted the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Next I cut a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Basic Gray Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the sentiment layer onto it.
To add more shine I wrapped some gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the layers and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
For my card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Very Vanilla Card. After folding it along the scored lines I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I added the assembled sentiment layers to the front with liquid glue.
All I needed now was to add some pieces from the Simply Elegant 12″ x 12″ Specialty DSP. The pattern I chose is an art deco style design in gold foil on a Basic Gray background.
I cut my first piece of the DSP at 2″ x 4″ and glued it to a 2-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ layer of Basic Gray Card. Then I added this piece over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals to finish off the front of the card.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of the DSP and glued that along the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card. To coordinate with the design on the front, I glued a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Basic Gray Card along the top edge of the DSP. Then I fixed the Very Vanilla piece onto the inside of the card base.
Finally I cut my last piece of DSP at 2-1/4″ x 6″ and glued it to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. After using my Paper Snips to trim off the excess paper (using the edge of the flap as a guide), my project was complete.
This is a really simple design that would work with pretty much any patterned paper you have to hand. But the Simply Elegant DSP and gold embossed sentiment makes for a very special thank you card don’t you think?
For some more project ideas using the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- Simply Elegant is, well, elegant
- Simply Elegant paper makes it easy
- Elegant and simple for this birthday card
- Back to black and Quiet Meadow