Hi, I’m so excited to share today’s card with you. This Thank You card has been sitting on my desk unfinished for weeks now. I couldn’t quite get the image from my brain to translate to paper. Finally, last night, I had a breakthrough and worked out a design I really love. This card is so pretty in real life! The combination of the vellum, copper, old olive and pool party is gorgeous!
This is actually a really super easy card to pull together, especially if you have already coloured the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Paper. If you don’t like to colour you could always use some of the pretty pre-printed designer series papers.
I coloured the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper with Stampin’ Blends (mainly Old Olive). To add some variety to the colour palette, I added a base of Daffodil Delight to some of the leaves. Other times I used the Color Lifter to ‘remove’ some of the ink which created another variation. Initially, I planned to leave the background white, however, I thought it might have been a little stark so I filled in the rest of the page with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker. The panel was trimmed to size and adhered to a top folding Old Olive card base.
The card looked so pretty with just the coloured paper. I debated adding a die cut circle and a stamped greeting so you could really see the patterned paper. As you can see, I didn’t end up staying with this idea. Instead, I grabbed a sheet of vellum and stamped the greeting with versamark ink before applying the gorgeous copper embossing powder (which I now want to use on every project as it is soooo pretty!).
I used the fine-tip glue pen on the back of the vellum panel and traced the greeting so that you couldn’t see the adhesive at all. Instead of going for my usual bling (rhinestones), I turned to the Metallics Sequin Assortment and selected a few different sizes of copper sequins. The sequins were adhered using the fine-tip glue pen. I squeezed out a little bit of the glue on a scrap piece of paper and used my tweezers to pick up each sequin, dip it in the glue and then put it in place on the card. The finishing touch was to wind the Copper Metallic Thread around the top of the card a few times, tie it in a knot and let some of the strands hang down the side of the card. Voila! The card is complete!
Here’s the card…
If you wanted a couple of other ways to change up the card design, you could add a panel of white cardstock under the sentiment so it really pops (maybe use a stitched die so you get a little bit of added texture showing through), or add more of the Copper Metallic Thread to the bottom of the card panel. I think that would look pretty as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!
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Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount and wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to all.