Yesterday I was working on my February Thank You cards and I started by using the Sale-a-bration Stamp set called So Very Much.
consists of one large stamp and four small ones. At the beginning of
January I received a Happy New Year/Thank You card from a friend who had
used the large Thank You stamp.
I asked if she minded if I CASE’d her card, so I made a start.
it didn’t occur to me – initially – but Kimberley had used an A6 size
card, and I’d tried using one of our Notecards which measure 5″ x 3.5″.
the Thank You is so big, I really struggled and the only way I could
use this stamp was to stamp it directly on to the card front.
This didn’t leave me any room for the layering that had made Kimberley’s card really pop.
In the end I chose the easy option but first of all, more about my inspiration card!
Kimberley then stamped Happy New Year – I think this is from Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set – in a random manner on the top layer.
The piece de resistance is the way Kimberley stamped the Thank You sentiment!
of all, ink the stamp in Versamark and then in Emerald Envy Ink, stamp
and quickly sprinkle over the ink with our Emerald Green Glitter
Embossing Powder and finally heat set.
This embossing glitter was available in the Christmas Catalogue.
It wasn’t until I’d finished the first batch that I realised that I was doing more or less the same as I did for my October Thank You cards, except this time I was using Enelope Paper.
I persevered because I’d lost quite a bit of time tryng to get the Sale-a-bration Thank You stamp to work!
To make my cards, I put a layer of the envelope paper on the Notecard. I stamped the Thank You sentiment which is from One Big Meaning Stamp Set. I die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Shapes Framelits – some squares and some ovals; then I layered them onto Layering Ovals, or Squares Framelits. The final step was to add a small flower as decoration.
That’s about it for today. Many thanks to Kimberley for letting me share your card! Untill tomorrow, haappy crafting, JanB.