Erica on the blog today with a couple of really quick ‘thank you’ cards in masculine colours. It’s not just women who appreciate a thank you note after all.
After picking out a navy and textured metallic blue card stock I started by cutting out two panels using the A2 die from Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames. The navy card stock I embossed with a quilt look embossing folder to give it some texture. The next step was to cut out a hole in each panel where the sentiment was going to peek out from. I used the wavy circle from Dotted Balloons creative cut set. Setting the two panels aside, I started on the background panels. For the navy blue card I decided on a mint green card stock for a nice contrast and for the metallic blue I used the same navy blue as the other card. The navy blue background I also embossed with the same quilt embossing folder to add some more texture to the card.
Using the Mini MISTI I placed both the background panel and the top panel in before placing my sentiment stamp. Doing things this way is a great way to make sure your sentiment ends up right where you want it and I must confess I am absolutely addicted to using the MISTI for even the simplest stamping. Just in case the first stamping isn’t as clear or crisp as I would like it.
Sprinkling the background panel generously with an anti-static tool is a must when using embossing powder and I did just that before stamping the sentiment from the ‘Mini Thank You’ set in VersaMark ink. I thought about using silver embossing powered but went with white instead in the end.
One of the cards, the navy one, I put together using a 1mm thick foam tape just to raise it a little bit and the metallic blue is as flat as possible. After gluing them onto card bases, I decided that they needed a little bit of bling, despite being masculine cards. I picked out a few 4 and 6mm sequins from the Jet Black sequin fusion pack, black isn’t too frilly and “blingy” is it?? The black sequins went on the navy blue card. Then I started thinking (oh boy, right…?) and thought it needed a white one or two too on the mint green part, just to frame the sentiment a little. I picked out just one each of 4 and 6mm Iridescent Magnolia and added them to the card. Moving on to the metallic blue card, I thought the black sequins would just blend in too much so I went with the Iridescent Magnolia sequins again but just on the navy blue part.
And that, my friends, is it! Quick and easy thank you cards made. If you like the design but want to give it to a girl friend, just use whatever colours you/the recipient like and mix’n’match sequins to fit the colour scheme you pick.
Happy crafting from Erica!