Today we have not one but TWO beautiful handmade thank you cards made using some of our glorious clear layered floral stamps. We just LOVE how Annie combined sets to create these cards and can see endless possibilities using these ideas. Let’s check them out in more detail!
Here’s he first card. We can’t get over the combination of peonies and pine cones – who knew they look so pretty together? (Well, Annie did!)
First, Annie used the Sweet Peony Stamp Set and three colors from Color Fuse Set #4 to stamp several blooms. One of the things we get lots of feedback about is how we include a free stamping guide in our clear layering stamps; people love being able to create these gorgeous, dimensional flowers right out of the package!
Then she cut them out using the coordinating dies. We try to create as many coordinating stamp and die sets as possible to make your crafting time go further!
Then Annie stamped her greenery for the project using the Spring Meadows Stamp Set and Fern, Basil, and Azure inks from Color Fuse Set #11, Color Fuse Set #10, and Color Fuse Set #7, using a clever inking PRO TIP. Use your favorite stamp positioning tool to enable perfectly lined up repeat stamping. Then use a foam blending tool or sponge dauber to apply the first color of ink to specific areas of the stamps and stamp. Then apply a different color to different areas and stamp again. Repeat until you achieve the level of depth and color variation you like!
And of course, use those coordinating dies to quickly cut them all out.
Now Annie used a selection of Fall colors from Color Fuse Set #2 and Color Fuse Set #3 and her Basil ink to stamp images from the Winter Bouquet Stamp Set and cut all of the images out using that stamp set’s dies.
Next for the background, the Wood Grain Fence Background was stamped with Chill ink onto a white panel and matted with a deep navy blue to sit on her card base. She then used Azure Ink to stamp the greeting from Best Friends Etc Stamp Set and cut it out with the Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies.
Then Annie arranged all her elements into a beautiful bouquet, adhering things from bottom to top with liquid glue and foam adhesive to create even more depth and dimension. The greeting was popped on with foam tape as well for gorgeous balance.
Isn’t it just SO spectacular?
Now for something a little more dramatic! We just love that bright pop of yellow against more deep blue and the pine cones with those vibrant maple leaves absolutely says “Fall” with lots of cheer.
First, she stamped the blooms from the Field of Daisies Stamp Set onto white cardstock using shades from Color Fuse Set #2 and Color Fuse Set #3. Each time she stamped a layer, she stamped again WITHOUT reinking to build that beautiful cream colored flower that perfectly compliments the yellow. When she was done with all her flowers, she ran them through her die cutting machine with those coordinating dies.
Next Annie created those realistic looking leaves by cutting white card stock with the Maple Leaves Die and colored them leaves quickly with her Copic markers, not worrying this time about artful blending to give them realistic patches of color.
For that beautiful tone on tone background, Annie used another PRO TIP. She stamped the Tree Branch Background onto navy blue card stock with Versamark and heat embossed clear embossing powder over the image. Annie attached the panel to her card base using dimensional adhesive for some extra lift.
She also heat embossed the greeting from Sweet Peony Stamp Set, this time in gold on the same blue and fussy cut it out the silhouette with fine scissors.
Just like with the previous card, Annie used both liquid glue and dimensional adhesive to build her arrangements in opposite corners of her card. Then she added the sentiment in between the two, also on foam tape, to “float” on the card.
Here are the things you will want to pull out or get into your stash to make these cards:
Truly, is there anything more gratifying to create and send than handmade thank you cards? You get to express your gratitude to someone with a handmade gift of your spirit and they get to enjoy the expression AND your creativity! And now is a beautiful time to be showing those for whom you are grateful what they mean to you!