You will use this idea for a handmade floral Thank You card over and over!
This simple to make but oh-so-pretty handmade Thank You card with these beautiful blooms is an idea that has endless design possibilities! Using a basic layout made with stamped and die cut flowers but with that delicious touch of texture in the background adds a little somethin’ somethin’ that is just so delightful. Let’s get all the details from today’s designer, Natasha.
Natasha started by stamping the flowers from our Darling Dahlias onto watercolor paper with Versafine Clair in and heat set the images with clear embossing powder. PRO TIP: Even if you use water safe ink, heat embossing with clear powder helps to keep your coloring in place and can help you get great definition.
Natasha taped her stamped panels down to a hard surface to prevent shifting and any warping and colored in her blossoms with watercolor markers, going from lightest shades to darkest and allowing each layer to dry before adding the next.
This helps to keep the colors defined and lets all those shades just shine.
When everything was completely dry, Natasha cut out the flowers with the coordinating dies and trimmed up the stem with some paper snips.
For that beautiful background, Natasha cut both a piece of white card stock and a piece of textural card stock in a coordinating color with our Organic #1 Cover die, saving the frame and the inlay pieces from both. Save those “scraps”! While she had her machine out, she also cut another piece of white card stock and the white cover die cut with the largest die from our Nested Rectangle die set and adhered the ornate die cut to the panel with liquid glue. She then adhered that assembly to a card base.
Now she built her scene. She adhered her flowers and leaves using liquid glue and foam squares for dimension and shadows. She then took several of the inlay pieces from the textural card stock that she cut with the cover die and inserted those here and there into the white die cut using liquid glue.
She stamped her sentiment onto a scrap of white card stock, trimmed it into a crisp rectangle and adhered it with more foam squares.
SO pretty, right? We love that you can change this up with any one of our amazing flower sets, any color story you love, any kind of paper for those fanciful details with those inlays and, truly, add any greeting for the perfect card any time. Here are the selections from our store that Natasha used today:
Save this post so you can return to this handmade floral Thank You card idea whenever you need a card that is fun to make, totally flexible and will be just the perfect thing to send for any expression of love and gratitude!