The card I made for today is a simple stamped thank you card using the Definitely Dahlia stamp set from Stampin' Up's 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. I am glad to say that this simple, but beautiful stamp will be in the next catalogue too.
I had a mishap when I was stamping the flower- you know, when you get ink where there shouldn't be any! Ya, that kind of mishap. Before I decided to just stamp it again on the other side of the cardstock- the beauty of stamping before adhering- I had decided to use the Classic Label punch to cover up the mishap 🙂 Even though I did restamp it and got a better stamped image, I decided to keep my corner cover ups for a different way to use this punch!
How To Make This Simple Stamped Thank You Card:
To start, I cut and scored the Calypso Coral cardstock for the card base, then added a layer of Smoky Slate cardstock on top.
On the Shimmery White cardstock layer, I stamped the Definitely Dahlia background stamp with Calypso Coral ink. Although normally with background stamps I like to place the stamp side up on the table and then place the cardstock on top of the inked stamp- that was how I got my mishap with this particular stamp. Because this stamp doesn't cover the whole background, I got more ink that I wanted. So, I stamped this dahlia like I would any other stamp- put the stamp to the paper on the table and I got I much better image.
Before I adhered the stamped image to the cardfront, I ran the edges along the Calypso Coral inkpad to ink up the edges. I had also used a So Saffron Stampin' Write marker to color in the middle of flower- but you can't see it much through the Vellum cardstock. 🙂
On the Vellum cardstock, I used the Archival Basic Gray ink to stamp the circle design and thank you greeting from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, which is part of the Eastern Palace Suite. I then heat set the ink with the Heat Tool, so it would not smudge.
I used one of the circles dies from the Layering Circles Framelits to cut the stamped vellum greeting. I then used the Fine Tip Glue Pen along the edge of the circle die cut to adhere the vellum to the flower middle. As you can see, the vellum ended up with a bit of a popped up look- which i liked. But, if you don't want that look, you will want to add the glue to the whole die cut.
As a final touch, with the Classic Label punch, I punched two labels from Calypso Coral cardstock and then stamped the diamond design from the Eastern Beauty stamp set on each end and adhered them to the cardfront with SNAIL Adhesive to look like photo corners. This could be a great way to frame some photos on a scrapbook page too!
Stampin' Up Stamps:
Definitely Dahlia background stamp, Eastern Beauty stamp set: currently only available in the Eastern Palace Suite
Stampin' Up Paper:
Calypso Coral Cardstock, Smoky Slate Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, Shimmery White Cardstock
Stampin' Up Ink:
Archival Basic Gray, Calypso Coral Stampin' Pad, So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker
Other Stampin' Up Supplies and Tools:
Classic Label Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Fine Tip Glue Pen, SNAIL Adhesive, Heat Tool
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