Late yesterday I worked on a Thank You card for the SCS January Fan Club Challenge ... this month's theme is "Mind Your Manners" ... make Thank You cards. I had fun making the card and tried to get away from my CAS focus this time. I used Stampin' Write markers to color in the bunch of tulips (stamp from Rubber-Art Stamps), and used yellow gingham, some twine and a button to make a "country-themed" card. Hope you like.
"Thank You Tulips"
Stamps: Tulips (Rubber-Art Stamps); Silhouette Sentiments (SU!)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White (SU!); yellow gingham (unknown)
Ink: Early Espresso; Stampin' Write markers: Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Clear embossing powder, heat tool, Spellbinders Ovals, Big Shot, sponge, scalloped edge punch, Mandarin twine (the Twinery), wooden button, sticky strips and adhesives
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I stamped the tulip image in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed in clear. I used my Stampin' Write markers to color in the image and then lightly sponged Daffodil Delight in the background (in hindsight, I could have sponged first).
I layered the front of the Daffodil Delight card base with yellow gingham DP and ran it through my Big Shot, using the largest oval die-cut. I ran another large piece of Daffodil Delight through the Big Shot with the second largest oval die-cut and that became the frame for in front of my tulips.
I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, adding twine and a button around the bottom border pieces.
I struggled with the sentiment ... I didn't want it to take focus away from the tulips, so in the end I stamped a very small "Thank You" in Tangerine Tango ink right onto the yellow gingham DP.