Did you know that you don’t have to live close to me to select me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? So long as you live in Canada I can be that person. While I love meeting my wonderful customers that’s not always possible. So it does make me a little sad when a customer places an order but chooses “no contact”. This means I can’t even send them a “thank you”. It happened again last week, and I made this card hoping they’ll see it here. Thank you so much!
GO TO GREETINGS
As this project was all about thanking all my wonderful customers I began by finding a special thank you sentiment. I didn’t have to look far and pulled out the Go To Greetings Stamp Set. From the three “thank you” sentiments in this set I chose the largest one. Then instead of stark Basic White I decided to use the softer Very Vanilla Card for the background layer. After cutting a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece I was ready to go.
Using VersaMark ink I stamped the sentiment towards the bottom of the card layer. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with gold powder from the Metallics Stampin’ Emboss Powder pack. After tapping off the excess I needed to remove a few stray specks. Then I melted the remaining powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Unfortunately it was only at this point that I noticed a small mark below the sentiment. It wasn’t stray embossing, and I hadn’t got any ink out so I’m not sure what it was. No matter I’d deal with that later.
Now I was ready to decorate the card layer and I couldn’t resist pulling out the free Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP).
From the pack I found a sheet with an assortment of very large floral images on a white background. I chose a pretty image that reminded me of the dog roses that grow wild in the UK. All I needed was my Paper Snips and a little patience to cut it out. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) added the flower to the card layer.
From there the project came together really quickly. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored some Blushing Bride Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Still using liquid glue I mounted the Very Vanilla layer on the front of the card base. With that done I covered up the mark below the sentiment with a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel. Finally I added two more jewels just to make it look like I’d planned it all along.
Next I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card to line the inside of the card base. First through I wanted to decorate it and went back to the Wonderful World DSP for a pink background paper. I found what I needed and cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip. Then I glued the DSP down the right-hand edge of the card layer before fixing it inside the card base.
Finally I cut another piece of the pink DSP at 2-1/4″ x 6″. I glued this piece to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then picking up my Paper Snips once again I trimmed off the excess paper using the edge of the flap as a guide.
This card really didn’t take long to make but definitely comes from the heart. I truly appreciate each and every one of my customers whose support allows me continue to share what I love. If you want to stay anonymous, I understand and respect that. But if you chose “no contact” either deliberately or accidentally, just know that you can change your preference in your account profile if you ever wish to do so. xx
SALE-A-BRATION ENDS SOON! The Wonderful World DSP and Wonderful World Stamp Set (not used today) is only available to customers until August 31st (while stocks last). However, like all products in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure these are not available to buy, but can be earned for free simply by placing a qualifying order. Sadly the stamp set and DSP cannot be chosen separately. However to get the bundle simply place an order for $120 of products (before shipping and taxes) and then select it when prompted during the checkout process. For this reason you’ll find this at the end of my product links.
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