Thank You Cards

Thanks

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Hi there!

Today’s card uses the Center Cut Flowers background stamp from Simon Says stamp, as well as the Big Thanks dies from Honey Bee Stamps.

I started by stamping the background stamp in VersaMark ink onto an A2-sized piece of Stratchmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I poured Hero Arts white embossing powder over the top, tapped off the excess, and hit it with my heat gun.

Then I began coloring the flowers and the leaves.  I used three water-based Tombow Dual Brush Pens: Deep Magenta (685) for the flower petals, Light Orange (025) for the centers of the flowers and the small circles, and Light Olive Green (126) for the leaves.  I added bits of color to the areas of the images that I wanted to be darker, and then used a Pentel Aquash brush to pull the color to fill in the rest of the image, much like watercolor.

For the sentiment, I die cut the word from a piece of yellowish-orange Recollections cardstock, and the shadow from a pieces of scrap white cardstock.  I adhered the two together using a Zig 2-way Glue pen.  I’m finding the Zig glue pens to be very useful when I need to add liquid adhesive to an intricate die cut.

To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base, and then adhered the sentiment.

Thank you for coming by!

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Love Cards

Love You Always

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Hello there!

I’m finally getting around to using the Center Cut Flowers background stamp from Simon Says Stamp.  I had a couple of false starts with different papers and markers, but I finally settled on using Tombow Dual Brush markers.

I started with an A2-sized pieces of Ranger Distress Watercolor cardstock which I save for occasions when I want a nice bright water watercolor paper.  I heat embossed the background stamp using VersaMark ink and Hero Arts White embossing powder.

Then I used three colors of Tombow Dual Brush pens to color in the image: 025 (Light Orange), 933 (Orange), and 126 (Light Olive Green).  I added Light Orange to the parts of the petals that I wanted to be darker, and then used a Pentel Aquash Water Brush pen to pull the colors out to the rest of the petal.  These brush pens are water based and when you wet them you can reactivate and move the color, much like a watercolor.  I did the same with the leaves, and then colored the centers of the flowers, and the dots, with the Orange Pen.

As the card front was drying, I die cut the “love” sentiment from watercolor paper and colored it with the Orange pen.  The shadow sentiment is cut from a piece of scrap white cardstock.  I added liquid adhesive to the back of the sentiment using a Zig 2 Way Glue pen and then adhered it to the shadow sentiment.

I stamped the “you always” on another piece of scrap white cardstock using Altenew Orange Cream ink which happens to be a good match to the Tombow Orange.

When the card front was dry, I adhered it to an A2-sized card base and then adhered the “love” sentiment flush to the card.  I popped up the “you always” with foam tape and that finished up today’s card.

Thanks for swinging by!

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