Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thank You "Card"

I was encouraged to start posting some of my creative juices...lol.
Some of my friends call me McGiver......well that's another story.....
I am not very good in writing....but I do play a lot....and love to share....
I will hopefully be able to share and demonstrate some of my favorite passtime creativity. If you want to "scraplift", please do  but do give my the "credit".
Merci!

I am attending a meeting tonight....as always....at the last minute....procrastinator is my middle name!....I  needed a "quick" Thank You card. as  I had attended a card game  "Friendship Night". Since I love making crafts.... I thought I'd check out my stash of craft stuff.....hummmm.
Well here is what I came up with::*simply click on photo to enlarge
This is a 8 inches x 4inches cardstock(from Stampin Up)folded and scored  in half to make a 4 x 4 card. You can use a dull dry pen nib, or knitting needle or a bone scorer for a "crisp fold. Always fold the  bump side inside to make it look professional.... The inside is left blank.  I embossed the front with Cuttlebug. ( Sorry I forgot which  A2 embossing folder...it has lovely words of Friendship words on it). I thought it was perfect!!!!Since my card is slightly larger than the A2 folder, I passed the card a few times in the Cutttlebug, moving it slightly so that all the front got some embossed words on it. It does not matter to "match" up as I covered the areas with the flowers and the stamped area. . Ususally I  need to use a A plate , two B plates as a sandwich in the Cuttlebug. (YOU can use  any tool you have to emboss such  Sizzix, Vagabond, Big Kick etc with these embossing folders- just use the rubber gasket instead of the  final top plate). I use a red rubber gasket instead of the second  B plate to avoid getting the "unwanted seam".  I use the "Card Shape" clear stamps from  "Games" stamp collection from Inkadinkado. I think I got these a while back from an online store. I used Memento inks: Tuxedo black and (red) Lady Bug. Some times these clear polymer stamps "fleck ink" so I find using an eraser to roughen them up, wipe with a baby wipe ...then stamp as usual. Stamping Up inks do not seem to work well with these..Any of the pigment or craft inks, or chalks work great....I do prefer lately to use Memento inks.  These are more easily available at my LSS. I cut the cardstock with the stamped images and fit onto a black cardstock, trimmed and then used my MM distress tool on the black cardstock edge.
The flowers are  from Prima-I think I got these from Micheals (I love their jar they come in).....the 1/4 inch ribbon ,also from Michaels. The ribbon is "ATG" taped over a cardstock strip border punched with an EK Success "Card Suit"  slender  Punch. I saved the "confetti of the card suit to place  randomly on the center of the flowers and tag. I used my Bizzy Bee tweezers with Quick- Dry  Adhesive glue from Scotch ...the  stamped image on cardstock has dimention foams  , then  I used my ATG Scotch adhesive to tape onto the card..as well as to tape the border and the ribbon. The tag is chipboard....and a bit heavy....so I added  foam dimentions to it as well. .
The tag is cut using my Cricut from CTMH Art Philosophy at 1.5 inches. Oops I forgot to mention I distressed the edges using a sponge dabber and the Lady Bug Memento ink on both the card suit shapes stamped area cardstock and the tag. I misplaced my Thank You stamp so I just wrote on the tag.. I think I should of used THoltz Distress ink instead as those blend much better..well I did say I am  kind of in a hurry...lol! I hope you enjoy this first post!

3 comments:

  1. Perfect for a 'card' night out.
    Wonderful that you have a card stash.
    tfs

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  2. Adorable card. I like that stamp.

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