Well hello there! I have to say that there is nothing like getting new crafting supplies in the mail. I have new dies that have been sitting in the corner and it just makes me itch to create. Well, it just so happens that I have a couple of Thank You cards that I need to get into the mail this week so I sat down for a quick create. Even though I have a pretty hefty stash of cards to draw from, sometimes I like it that the recipient is the inspiration. I’m also using a new sentiment from Quietfire Design – I Don’t Tell You Often Enough. By the way, If you’re a picture glancer and don’t read all the text, that’s okay – me too. Just be sure you pop down to the bottom of my post – I have request :-)
This is a basic 6″ x 6″ card with a matted layer that is 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. To give the matted layer some texture, I cut the top of the matted layer using Spellbinders Divine Deco (please note I cut it four times to create the panel).
The focal panel is cut from Spellbinders Savoy Decorative Accent with the two largest pieces in order to make it a frame. I topped the frame with the oval from Spellbinders Elegant Ovals.
Hands down my favorite flowers are Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers. Here I ‘smushed’ them around larger pearls and when totally dry, I peeled back the layers to create a simple but sweet cupped flower that anyone can make. To see more about this simple technique check out the video HERE.
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – I Don’t Tell You Often Enough
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth, The Fine Touch Metallic Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Divine Deco, Spellbinders Savoy Decorative Accent, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers, Recollection Pearls, Satin Ribbon – The Paper SourceHave I told you have very grateful I am for the sweet folks that stop by? Well I am! I’m so loving my crafty life and getting ready to jump a little bit more out of my comfort zone – yikes!
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