A Simple Thank You

Hey everybody!  Today I have for you a very simple design.  We’ll start with a picture, then some explanation:

Simple Thank you

See?  Simple.  It’s unusual and difficult for me to leave so much white space, stamp directly onto the card base, and forget about patterned paper and ribbons, but I really like the way this turned out.  First, I tore a piece of scrap paper and taped the pieces over the card base so only one strip was showing.  Then, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and the blending tool to shade in the strip with yellow and lilac.  Over that, I lightly stamped some writing in brown, then spritzed the whole thing with a little (homemade) Perfect Pearls spray and let the distress inks react for a few seconds.  I removed the scrap paper, heat set the image, and placed the card under several heavy pads of paper for a while to flatten it out again.  Finally, I stamped the swirly design and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I die cut the shape, stamped the sentiment, popped it up on foam squares, and added a single rhinestone for a touch of sparkle.

What do you think?  You can find this card in a 3-pack in my Etsy shop. Just click on the “I Sell on Etsy” badge on the side of the screen to get there.

Have a great day!

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4 thoughts on “A Simple Thank You

  1. Nancy says:

    The minimalist in me (alive and well) reeeeeally likes the lovely simplicity of this card. I never could’ve guessed how it was accomplished, though. Let’s talk about a pack o’three pour moi!

  2. kathycnc says:

    This is delightful. The colors are fresh,and make me think of spring: violets, iris and crocus…what’s not to love? I appreciate the background text stamp. It adds so much depth and dimension. For future reference, if you grow impatient (like me) you can iron the paper between sheets of brown packaging to flatten. Just make sure there’s no steam, or ink will bleed. Loverly!

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