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.
While shopping during the holidays, I’ve come across a lot of plaid patterns in kitchen dishes and textiles. I held myself back from starting a collection of plaid coffee cups—they’re so cozy and festive! My card today is inspired by those plaid cups though, and I’m using a really fun set of chipboard shapes from Paper Accents called Cup & Cocoa to create a card with lots of texture. How cute are those little marshmallows?
As the weather cools, I definitely have flavored coffee on my mind. This always puts me in the mood to make cards with all the cute “coffee-themed” products that are out there. For my project today, I’m taking the Sizzix Impresslits Pumpkin Spice Thanks A Latte set and adding some extra touches with a white gel pen.
To start, I embossed a white notecard with the folder and did the same with a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ kraft-colored cardstock panel.
I used my white gel pen to trace the embossed image on the kraft panel being careful not to trace onto the raised parts.
I then trimmed about ½” off each side of the panel and adhered it to the white notecard with foam tape. I wanted to still be able to see some of the embossing from the card peeking out.
After die cutting the coffee cup, I traced the cup sleeve onto some yellow cardstock in order to back the “thanks a latte” sentiment.
To cover up the inside of the card where the embossing shows through, I added a sheet of patterned paper from Avery Elle ‘s Everyday paper pad.
I’m a huge fan of dry embossing. It’s such a great effect when you make that imprint into the paper. The white pen elevates it just a little and is great for the “steam effect” look surrounding the coffee. You could try this with any embossing folder you have at home. Darker paper definitely works best. Thanks for joining me today!
Shimmery pigment ink is such a pretty addition to floral cards. For today’s project I used Delicata’s Sapphire Blue ink to add pretty floral shadowed accents to a thank you card.
By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.
Foiling is such a fun way to add elegance to your card designs. For today’s project I decided to add some golden glam to this Sizzix Framelits Card Drop In Thank You die. The great thing about this die is it pretty much does all the work for you. You just add the special touches. I’ll be using some gold foil along with some vellum and iCraft Deco Foil Adhesive Foam.
By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi from the blog Blue Scallop Creations.
You can never have too many thank you cards on hand. Everyone likes to receive a hand written note showing that someone cares. My project today, is a nice clean and simple thank you card that would be perfect for anyone. I’ll be using just the Thank You sentiment from the Sizzix Framelits Card Drop In Thank You die set and an embossing folder from Sizzix called Prism Geometrics. I’ll be adding some masked framing using Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks.
To start, I cut out the Thank You die in white card stock and embossed some silver shimmer card stock using the embossing folder. I cut the silver card stock down to a 2.75″ x 4″ panel using a rectangle die but you could use a paper trimmer as well.
I masked off a rectangle on the front of a piece of white card stock cut down to 4″x 5.25″ using Post-It tape. I used my silver embossed panel as a guide to make a thin frame. I basically want to have the look of two mats behind the dry embossed focal point without having all the bulk of extra paper.
After removing the embossed panel, I blended Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink over the masked off area. I just got the edges since I would be adhering the silver embossed panel later.
To create a second mat around the first, I masked off a thin frame next to my original. I did each edge of the rectangle separately, covering the inside edge of the original rectangle with Post-It tape and adding another piece of tape next to it leaving a space for ink blending. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink for this portion.
I adhered black foam to the back of the Thank You die cut with some Tombow Mono Liquid glue and then adhered that to my silver embossed panel. I popped the entire panel up on the front of a 4.24″x 5.5″ vertical gray note card.
Clean and simple, yet packs a punch with the 3D embossed panel and the clean masked frame. You could make multiples of these using different embossing folders or even different colored inks for the frames. Thanks so much for joining me today!