Elegant Thank You Cards

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Lately, I’ve been working with vellum a lot on my cards.  The elegant translucence is so pretty and calming.  After working with a lot of bright, rich colors for the holidays, I thought it would be nice to lighten it up a bit.  We probably all have many thank you cards to send out, so today’s project is a thank you card set using some thick vellum and a stamp from Hero Arts.

I started off by trimming some 4-bar size notecards (3.5 x 4 7/8”) using a heavy vellum.  65# is a good weight.  You can easily heat emboss on it without it warping.  I took an 8.5 x 11” piece of vellum, trimmed it vertically at 7”, and then cut twice horizontally at 4 7/8” to create the card.  I then scored it down the middle at 3.5”.  I also trimmed out some flat, white card stock panels for a message on the inside of the cards.  These were 3.5 x 4 7/8”.

Using Versamark ink, I heat embossed the vases from Hero Arts Your Own Succulents stamp set in gold embossing powder, overlapping them a little.   For the plants, I stamped them in Delicata Emerald ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I used Memento markers in Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves to fill in the plants, keeping the darker shade at the bottom.  You get a really interesting resist effect at the end.

I added my liner to the inside using my Creative Station to get adhesive end to end preventing it from showing through the vellum in the back.

I did not have any 4-bar kraft colored envelopes, so I made my own using the 1-2-3 Punch Board and some kraft colored cardstock.   I just followed the key on the tool for 4-bar size envelopes.

The cards fit perfectly and I think the kraft color really goes nicely with the succulents.

You don’t even need a sentiment for these cards.  Just simple little notes you can grab any time for any occasion.  Thanks for joining me today!

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One thought on “Elegant Thank You Cards

  1. Dottie

    I think it’s very pretty and for people who have a fortune to spend on supplies it’s nice. Since I don’t have a fortune I won’t be making it.

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