Thanks So Much

by Nancy Elrick

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At the beginning of May, we had a Floral Frenzy blog hop here a Scrap’n Stamp…. and I had a lot of the die cuts from the card I created left over. So I decided to make all three of my cards for the blog using those leftovers. You can see here just how many flowers I had left from the My Favorite Things Stiched Blooms I cut earlier in the month…

I had this card almost totally put together when a friend asked if she could get a thank you card from me… so I finished it off as a thank you card. I had to get a little creative and use my Silhouette to cut out a thanks… and I didn’t save the file thanks to a computer crash so I have no way to tell you what font I used!

I started out with the smaller white panel and I drew a circle in the top 1/3 of the card using a pencil so that I could work with the circle shape.

I then started playing with the flowers I had left over… layering them over and under, tucking pieces, but trying to keep along that circle shape I had drawn.

Once I had the look I wanted, I grabbed that trusty Press n Seal and laid it over top of my flowers with the sticky side against the flowers. Once I had them all stuck to the Press n Seal, I flipped it over and put glue on to all of the pieces. I then turned it over and placed the pieces back on to my card front as a grouping, rubbing them down to get the glue to stick well. I let it sit for a few minutes before I carefully peeled off the Press n Seal. I then added a little glue to the very front pieces that didn’t have anything sticking them to the layer behind them.

I took time to carefully erase the pencil marks and added the green mat behind the white layer before adding it all to the white card.

And there it sat until the friend asked for a Thank You card. I cut out the word “thanks” three times with my Silhouette and glued each of the pieces together with a fine tip liquid glue before sticking it to the front of the card. I masked off part of a stamp from the Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments set and stamped it on the card using black VersaFine Claire ink.

And I *still* have flowers left over…

Let’s Be Friends! | Flora & Fauna + Spectrum Noir TriBlends

by Jessica McAfee

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Hi everyone! It’s Jessica here and I’m super excited to be guesting this month! Today I have a super cute card featuring Flora & Fauna’s Bohemian Woodland Animals and Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers.

I started by creating an A2 sized stitched rectangle using pattern paper from my stash. Next, I stamped and coloured the main images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers. I absolutely love that these markers take the guesswork out of blending and are perfect for on the go crafting!

To finish off the card I stamped the sentiments from the stamp set and added coordinating sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jessica

Flora & Fauna Bohemian Woodland Animals

Tuesday with Tara {take 202}

by Tara

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Happy Tuesday! Last week I shared a quick post with a simple card featuring this stunning ‘glorious garden’ stamp by Tim Holtz. I created a couple other cards with it, as part of a set and I thought I’d share them with you today! All 3 cards are very simple, stamped with black ink on white or kraft cardstock and finished off with some die cut and/or stamped words. There’s no coloring, but I did splatter some metallic paint for shimmer & contrast.

For this card, I stamped on a white panel (and found I got a much crisper image than I did on the kraft card stock) and added my sentiment with a combo of a die cut word by Tim & a sentiment that came with the glorious garden set. I offset the die cut slightly on a second cut out of kraft for a bit of dimension.

Here’s the two cards together! Each card shows a bit less than half of the actual stamp design. This thing is BIG, but so beautiful!

Here’s the last card together with my first… it uses the negative space from the die cut word ‘grateful’ by Concord & 9th.

I’m a bit ‘iffy’ on this card, but my ink choice to stamp on the kraft made my image a bit fuzzy, so it seemed to work okay to cover almost half of it up with a sentiment. Not my fave, but what do you think? Not everything we make has to be awesome 🙂

This was a fun little card set to make, and it would be easy to replicate. I love pushing the limits of a stamp/basic layout and seeing how many varieties you can get!

Inky hugs,

Tara