Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a sweet thank you card featuring the Blessings of Home Bundle, Heart & Home Designer Series Paper, and the 2021-2023 Shimmer Vellum Paper! While one side of the Heart & Home DSP has soft colors and designs, the other side has a neutral wood grain design, which is not only great for creating your own color pallets but pairing it with your favorite stamp sets and embellishments! Since birthday cards are not the only cards you should have in your stash readily available, I thought I would show you how to make this quick and easy thank you card and add a couple of simple techniques to take it up a notch!
For the base layer, I used this woodgrain design from the Heart & Home DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, distressed the sides with my snips, and used a sponge dauber with Night of Navy ink to color along each side after distressing:
For the card front, you will need:
1. Use the largest Layering Circles Dies to die-cut from Pale Papaya Shimmer Vellum paper and dry emboss with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing folder.
2. Use the trio flower die from the Flowers of Home Dies to die-cut from Pale Papaya Shimmer Vellum, only use the two smaller flowers, and place a small Basic Gray Classic Matte Dot in the center of each.
3. Mask the sentiment so only the Thank You is inked in Night of Navy ink, stamp on a piece of Basic White cardstock, and punch out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I then used my sponge dauber with Night of Navy ink around the edges of the cardstock, like I did with the DSP base layer.
4. Use the Tailored Tag Punch to punch out of Night of Navy cardstock and cut in half. This will be layered under the above sentiment, one half adhered slightly out from the top and the other half slightly out from the bottom.
5. Use two of the leaf dies to die-cut from Soft Succulent Shimmer Vellum and one leaf die to die-cut from Evening Evergreen Shimmer Vellum.
6. Use enough Linen Thread to loop around four times (or fold a piece in half and then fold that in half again) and then tie the end piece (tail) around into a knot. I’m not indicating how much you should use, that is up to you on how big or small you want this to be.
For the sentiment piece, I used liquid glue to adhere the two Night of Navy punched cardstock pieces behind the stamp sentiment cardstock and then adhere the die-cut vellum leaves on the back as shown. I adhered the punched sentiment piece to the dry embossed die-cut circle and placed adhesive on the back of the circle where the sentiment and leaves would hide it to adhere to the DSP base layer. I used glue dots to adhere the die-cut flowers and linen thread as shown to complete the card front and then adhered this to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and I left it blank so I can later choose a sentiment that would best fit the reason for this thank you card:
Since I didn’t do a lot of stamping, for the coordinating envelope I just embossed the envelope flap with the Timeworn Type 3D EF:
Such a quick and easy card to make! Rather than using cardstock for the die-cuts, I used the shimmer vellum paper which really keeps with a soft look, and not to mention I have neglected to use this paper! Lol By distressing the DSP base layer, using vellum instead of cardstock, and dry embossing, this really gives your card a little more depth and texture. Looking for substitutions? You can use regular vellum cardstock and embossing folder!
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