Yesterday’s “miss you” card was a lot of fun to make and I loved the pencil coloured bouquet image. But as much as I enjoy colouring, sometimes I need something even quicker. That’s when patterned paper is so useful. Today’s brief was a simple gender-neutral “thank you” card that could be used year round. After a bit of thought I reached for the Layering Leaves Stamp Set for my sentiment. Then all I needed was a few scraps from the Let’s Go Fishing Designer Series Paper (DSP) and some embellishments.
DENIM LOOK PAPER
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Very Vanilla Card for the A2 card base. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I chose some pieces of the denim look pattern from the Let’s Go Fishing DSP. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached one piece to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
For the inside of the card base I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card and then trimmed a 3/4″ strip of the DSP to 5-1/4″ long. After gluing the DSP to the card layer I fixed it inside the card base with the DSP towards the bottom.
That just left the front of the card to do. I still had a few scraps of the denim paper and picked up a piece that was 2-1/4″ high. So I trimmed it to 5-1/2″ wide and then cut a 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Misty Moonlight Card. Once the DSP was mounted in the centre of the card layer I glued it to the card front about 1/2″ from the open edge.
LAYERING LEAVES SENTIMENT
Now I was ready for my sentiment from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set. I chose “Thank you so much”, and then found a 1-1/4″ x 3″ piece of Very Vanilla Card from my scraps that was the ideal size. So I stamped the sentiment in the middle using Misty Moonlight ink.
Going back to my Misty Moonlight Card scraps I found a smallish piece and trimmed it down to 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″. Then I glued the sentiment on top leaving an even border around it. With that done I could have simply glued the assembled piece to the card front, but instead decided to use Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I added two pairs of the larger Rustic Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots, one pair on the left and one pair below the sentiment. And just like that my quick and easy thank you card was complete.
This card really is all about the drawing the eye in towards the sentiment. While it has a simple layers, they’re defined by the even borders of the coordinating cardstock. Then by raising up the sentiment and adding some carefully placed embellishments the design takes on an understated elegance. I hope you like it.