Yesterday I had another play with the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set, this time to make a thank you card. I already had the three Real Red tulip heads stamped, fussy cut and ready for use from the last time I made a card using this stamp set. This time I decided to use Pear Pizzazz ink for the leaves.
We are just five days away from the new catalogue going live that I feel happy to start using new products! The product I’ve used on today’s card is the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder (EF). Like all our 3D EF’s the effect produced is amazing and the top layer of Real Red Cardstock (CS) looks like a sweater! Don’t you agree?
I decided to cut a piece of Whisper White CS with the no. 6 die from the Stitched Nested Label Dies. Rather than have a plain white background for the tulips, I used the script stamp from the Very Versailles Stamp Set. After inking it with Sahara Sand Ink, I stamped off once and then stamped on to my die-cut shape.
Next, I used Pear Pizzazz Ink and stamp three stems for the tulips on the die-cut shape, and also stamped four leaves on scraps of Whisper White CS. After I had fussy cut the leaves, I started arranging and re-arranging the tulip heads and the leaves on the Whisper White CS die-cut label.
I found it easiest to pop the tulip heads up on Dimensionals first and then to arrange the leaves by adhering them in place. Making this card gave me a great opportunity to use the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set which I wasn’t going to buy……..originally but subsequently relented! If I hadn’t been so indecisive I could have saved myself 10% by getting the dies and stamp set as a bundle Grrr!!
The single THANKS stamp was just about the right size for my image. I stamped a single sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White CS and stamped over it with the script stamp I had used on the tulips label. It isn’t often I use two lots of Dimensionals on my cards thereby making some elements effectively two Dimensionals tall but I did on today’s card!
I had adhered the tulip heads to the white label using Dimensionals and then adhered the white label to the front of the card also using Dimensionals. After making two different sentiment labels I die-cut one using a single narrow die from the All Dressed Up dies and the second one using a larger more elaborate die from the Ornate Frames Dies.
I decided the larger die-cut looked best, especially when I allowed it to sit over the end of the sentiment image die-cut label. I finished it off by adhering one large rhinestone at either end of the sentiment label which made the label look as if it had been nailed to the card front. I didn’t decorate inside the card because I think most people who send thank you cards like to write a proper message inside to the recipient.
That’s about it from me today. I hope you have a great weekend, stay safe and stay well. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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