Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thanks A Lot

Lately I've gone through most of my thank you cards.  It seems to creep up that I'm using my stash and all of a sudden I need one and boom!  Not there.  I decided I should replenish my supply so I got busy in an assembly line fashion.  I've been trying to use up some of my older cardstock so I started with red, turquoise and yellow green.  An odd combination I know but somehow it worked.  I got all the card bases ready and also cut the white front panels.  I used a fun new stamp called You've Got This.  One of the images is a crosshatch design.  I used a Taupe ink and stamped it off once on scratch paper and then stamped the front panel.  This keeps the image light and remains more of the background.  A pretty flower image is also included in the set so I stamped that in black ink on top of the taupe.


I colored in the stem with a grass green marker.  I then began to stamp the flower image again with black ink on several different pattern papers that weren't too busy.  I cut out each flower and popped it up with foam dots over the plain stamped flower.  I used a thanks sentiment from Simply Wonderful.  I chose it because I could color in the thanks word with markers that matched the card base.  I added a small twine bow and viola'.  Instant card!


I had the routine down and I was on a roll.  When I ran out of one pattern paper, I chose another based on the cardstock base.  I could stamp the crosshatch on all the white panels.  Then stamp the flower on top the crosshatch.  Color in the stems and leaves.  Stamp the flower only on all the pattern paper.  Stamp the sentiment on all the panels.  Then it was just a matter of putting them all together.


Love this bright red one with the dots of red in the pattern paper.


Notice the color of the thanks word matches the card base.  This time I colored the leaves and stem with an aqua color, pulling it from the pattern paper.


The same turquoise color but a different paper for the flower.


The most striking one yet, right K?  I hope I never run out of these papers so I can make lots more!

So, thanks so very much for stopping in and seeing what I've been up to.


  1. I love these. What a great collection

  2. I really like these.