Today our designer Annie has a gorgeous floral slimline thank you card to help us kick off our month of thankfulness. All November, we will be featuring cards that express OUR gratitude for you and to help you be inspired to share thankfulness with those you love. And don’t forget the giveaway!!
We are just loooooving this beautiful card! It’s got a little antique-y style bling in the form of the gold embossing on the background, luscious color from those layered florals with Color Fuse ink and plenty of dimension and “movement” thanks to the arrangement of the flowers. Let’s dive in!
First, Annie used our clear layered floral set Just Because. We are so grateful to all of you who have made all of our clear layered floral stamps so incredibly popular! We truly love hearing how much you love them and are so glad that our designs have been a hit for so many of you. If you keep buying the, we will keep making them! Back to the card……. Annie used various yellow, orange, and red shades from the Color Fuse Set #1, Set #2, and Set #4. And then she shared one of her PRO TIPS: To give the blooms a warm autumn feel and that rich added depth, she stamped the last layer of each flower with a shade of brown from Color Fuse Set #3. Isn’t it amazing how this color on each of the different shades adds so much? Thanks, Annie!
Next she used the Slimline OPC Geometric Squares Die from white card stock and dressed it up with some Versamark ink applied with your favorite tool and heat embossed with gold.
Next she cut a panel of pale aqua card stock to slimline size – 3.25″ x 8.25″ – and blended Dreamer Color Fuse Ink around the edges using a blending brush, fading out toward the center to help add that dimensional feel to the final project.
Annie used the simple “Thank You” from Kittie Says Phrases #1 stamp set, stamping onto white card stock with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and cutting it out with the smallest die from the Inside Scallop Nested Die Set. To keep this element from getting lost, she blended a little more of the Dreamer ink around the edges.
She added the inked aqua panel to her top-folding card base and then added the embossed lattice background over that with foam adhesive.
Annie centered the greeting with a single layer of dimensional adhesive and then arranged the roses around that. Once she had them laid down how she liked them, she added them using different thicknesses of dimensional adhesive. PRO TIP 1: “Dimensional adhesive” refers to any adhesive that lifts an element off the surface, most commonly some form of foam tape or shapes. You can double and even triple these to create varying degrees of height for your elements. PRO TIP 2: To give “movement” to your projects, try hanging some elements off your card. Then trim them to match the edges of your card base, as Annie did here.
Isn’t it just so gorgeous? Here are the goodies you will want to get your hands on to make this yourself:
This year, we suspect and are seeing more and more people sending expressions of gratitude in recognition of what a crazy year it has been. We are so happy to be able to offer so many options for all of you who are sending thank you cards and hope this slimline thank you card inspires you to imagine what you might want to share this year!