Monday, January 08, 2018

Thank you card with Christmas paper

Another thank you card for the Christmas season.  Once in my little stash of Christmas paper I found a few more scraps that worked.  I chose three script and two small green strips for this card.  I glued them to a white piece of cardstock and added a length of shimmery green fiber.  I watercoloured the round greeting punchie and mounted it over the fiber using 3D foam tape.  I tied a bow using a length of the same fiber over the greeting to finish off my card.  It is nice to have a few extra greetings around to make quick work of these cards. 


Cards made with coordinating same colour family decorative paper

I have several sets of these coordinating same colour family sets of decorative papers and have been wanting to use them for a while.  I have decided to give it a go and see what I can produce with them this year.  There are 10 sheets in this set - mostly florals but a couple with plaid and more soft designs.  I took a sheet that had several floral motifs and cut them from the background to use as the focal elements for this set of cards.  I made these two for my January card exchange and the others will show up over time.  They make very monochromatic cards and therefore have a certain appeal because of that.  After cutting out all the motifs I layered them onto coordinating cardstock.  For the left hand card I used one of the smaller ones. I used one of the other all over floral sheets for the background over a coordinating card front and added a rose organza ribbon on the right hand side.  I mounted the focal element at the top over the ribbon using 3D foam tape.  Next, I created my greeting using an eyelet frame die cut (SX) over a laser printed greeting (Bird's cards) punched with a large oval punch (SU).  There is very little overlap so I used regular tape to bind the two.  I used double sided tape on the top where it overlaps the focal element and 3D foam tape on the bottom where it overlaps the ribbon.  To finish off my card I tied a short piece of ribbon to the bit of ribbon you could see at the bottom of the card to simulate a bow.  
For the right hand card, I used the same floral paper for the background over a coordinating card and added the same pink organza ribbon gluing the ends to the back of the decorative paper.  Next, I adhered my layered floral element using 3D foam tape over the ribbon. I stamped the little birthday greeting onto the background paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. 
Both of these cards needed a bit of something so I added clear glitter (Sakura Stardust) using a gel pen to the center of the flowers and little dots all the way around on the focal elements.  I added just a bit on the oval greeting as well.  That was better!!  They are off to my exchange partners in today's mail.  Therese