Hello! I am on the Concord and 9th blog one more time as this month’s guest designer, this time featuring some fun, fresh thank you cards!
First up is the Give Thanks bundle set that comes with these delicate coordinating overlay dies that work beautifully with the stamp set. I especially loved the wheat leaves! With detailed dies, I like to let them shine on their own. So for my card, I created a soft ombre watercolor background with blues, greens, and green-yellow.
After the background was dried, I then stamped the wheat stamp with distress inks with a spritz of water. I wanted to create a little more depth where I was going to overlay the die cuts. Then once all those were dried, I glued the wheat die cut from white cardstock over my stamped areas. I finished up the card with the sentiment thanks stamped in black.
For my next card, I played with the thanks card die, which not only has this really beautiful script word die, but it creates a interlocking fold in the front of your card! I just had to give it a try. My card is a bit smaller than A2 because I wanted to work with just a 4.25″ by 11″ piece of cardstock. I first die cut the thanks card front and then set it aside. Next I measured the size of my front card “doors” so I can decorate those and glue them on.
For the background, I blended distress inks to create the ombre look. Then I stamped the wheat in alternating angles across the panel with versamark ink and added clear embossing powder. I wanted just a hint of the pattern in the background. I then added water to distress the background and even wiped it gently with my wet paper towel to help soften the background and bring out the pattern. I really love how the background came out!!
I hope you enjoy today’s post and celebrate Concord and 9th’s birthday with us all month long! Their daily $20 giveaway is still continuing here and all new August products are available here. Congrats to Angie and Greg making past their 9,000 IG follower milestone and happy birthday all month long!