Monday, March 3, 2014

Sweet Thank You Card

Today's post is going to be short and sweet!  Well, so is the card!  LOL Last Thursday I had SO much fun staying in my pajamas all day and playing with all of my papers, inks, stamps, embossing folders and embellies.  Much needed therapy, I tell ya!!

One of my favorite size of card to make is the 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 square.  The only problem is it won't fit in a regular sized envelope.  MAYBE I should make it a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 so it will fit!  Now THAT'S an idea!

There is something about the colors of the Skylark paper pack that I have fallen in love with.  Funny thing is when I first opened the paper pack, I was a bit stumped as to how to work with it because the colors were so similar.  BUT throw in the Kraft CS and the Sweet Leaf and Lagoon colors just come to life.  Add some Burlap Ribbon and it gets even better!

Supplies used for this card are: Kraft, Lagoon, Sweet Leaf and White Daisy CS; A True Thank You; Aqua Dots; Burlap Ribbon; Lagoon Baker's Twine from the Paradise Baker's Twine Assortment; Dots Embossing Folder.  Cocoa, Lagoon and Sweet Leaf Inks were used for distressing.  Sweet Leaf and Lagoon Alcohol Markers were used to color in the sentiment which was stamped in Cocoa Pigment ink.  

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Hope this has inspired you to stay in your pajamas all day and PLAY with all of your scrapping/stamping goodies!!

Happy Scrapping, Stamping and Embossing!!



Casandra Bennett said...

Great card! I have this stamp out on my desk right now. I need to come up with a design using it for my next card workshop. Love all the texture you added to your's.

Mike, Karen and Josh said...

How did you do the color on the dots from the embossing folder?

Mike, Karen and Josh said...

How did you do the color on the dots from the embossing folder?

Jennifer said...

Thanks Casandra!! I like this stamp...SO versatile!!

Jennifer said...

Karen, I embossed the CS first, then inked a sponge and lightly went over it in a circular motion. The more ink you have on your sponge, the darker the look!

I am not sure if it makes a difference, but the sponge I used is one I buy through CTMH. It is a round sponge that I cut into quarters. I am sure you could use a sponge dauber as well, it would not cover as much space at a time so MIGHT not look the same as the larger sponge. Maybe that is something I can try this weekend.

ANOTHER way to add ink to the embossed area is to rub your ink pad directly to the embossing folder BEFORE you emboss. You can add it to either side depending on if you want the top of the dots inked or the background paper inked.