Grab this idea of beautiful handmade pink and gray thank you cards – fast, easy and totally versatile!
Shades of pink and gray in combination is an enduring trend and today we have this idea for handmade pink and gray thank you cards from Jamie. This design takes full advantage of a soft shade against an equally soft neutral for a card that is elegant and understated but sends a true heartfelt message.
Jamie says she wanted the pretty pattern in the paper from our brand new Modern Floral Paper Pad shine and we think she knocked it out of the park! Let’s get Jamie’s details so we can make one, too.
Jamie started by using one of the tags from our Nested Tag Stitch die set to cut one of the floral patterns and the solid pink from the new Paper Pad. She adhered them together offset a bit to add some visual texture and to let that pretty pink accent the flowers in the pattern of the top tag.
Then Jamie used part of the pink card stock leftover from her tag die cut to cut the script portion of our Thanks Word With Shadow Die to cut the same solid color as used for the tag and for the shadow portion, cut gray and white card stock scraps.
She adhered the two shadow elements together with the white at the bottom and slightly askew to add some white detail around the top of the word. She then added her script portion in pink to the top. Using some dimensional adhesive, Jamie added this over the tag at a slight diagonal.
PRO TIP: All these little tilts and peeks of things add to the depth and visual movement of this card – these are such handy little tips to remember!
Jamie tied a little loop of ribbon to the top of the tag and set it aside while she created the rest of this card.
For her background, Jamie used our Cracked Mud Background stamp and with white pigment ink, added that delicious texture to a piece of gray card stock. When it was completely dry she layered it onto a pink card base.
To echo the stripes in the patterned paper on the tag, she cut three strips of white glitter paper and added them at the bottom of her stamped panel.
She then echoed that element by using our Flower #8 and Flower #6 dies to cut more of that white glitter paper and used a blending brush to add some Rose Color Fuse Ink from Set #5 and Fern Color Fuse Ink from Set #11 over them.
Jamie test arranged her tag and die cut elements on her card front. When she had them exactly right, she adhered her die cuts with dabs of liquid glue and then added her tag with dimensional adhesive for some lift.
Now just take a quick look at these patterns from our Modern Floral Paper Pad:
Do you see how so many of those patterns would lend themselves to these handmade pink and gray thank you cards? You could make a whole stack of these in the different designs and have so many sweet and charming cards always at the ready!