Today is officially the last day of summer so despite the cooler weather I decided to pull out some bright colours for today’s project. Stampin’ Up! has the most amazing ink colours and also sells coordinating card and ribbons to match. Add to that great stamp sets like Timeless Textures and Thankful Thoughts, and making a thank you card was simplicity itself.
I haven’t used Timeless Textures for ages and chose three of the images for my collage-style background. The long check pattern would be in Lemon Lime Twist. Then the small collection of dots would be in Pineapple Punch. Finally, the fancy ‘foliage’ image would be in Berry Burst.
I began by stamping each of the images a number of times over the bottom third of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I added each image once in each of the top corners.
On a separate layer of Whisper White Card I stamped each of the images once, but this time only in the top right and bottom left corners. This layer would be used to line my card base.
Finally I stamped the images once in the top right and bottom left corners on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
THE MAIN PANEL
The large ‘thank you so much’ sentiment comes from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set. This was stamped directly onto the main Whisper White layer using Tranquil Tide ink.
Next using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the main layer to a piece of Berry Burst Card. Then I wrapped 3 lengths of Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the layers and secured them on the back with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive. Finally with another short piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine I tied the three wrapped pieces together on the front with a simple knot.
To complete the front panel I added some iridescent sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment with Mini Glue Dots.
TIP – To pick up the individual sequins I used the putty end of the new Take Your Pick Tool. Then I placed them onto the Mini Glue Dots. The tiny sequins are much too small for the glue dots, but I have a trick for attaching them. I start by attaching a sequin to my project with some of the glue dot showing, then fix the tiny sequin to that extra glue.
To complete the project I cut and scored a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Card using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I added my assembled main layer to the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally the stamped Whisper White lining piece was fixed on the inside with liquid glue.
So simple but definitely not boring. I hope you like it.