I’m sharing a card today that I made for a monthly swap with my team (Jennie, hope you liked your card!) The theme was Thank You cards and so I started digging around in my stamp sets for inspiration and came up with the Day of Gratitude stamp set.
This stamp set often gets buried for a while and usually in the fall I rediscover how pretty it can be and it starts getting more and more use. Well, I decide to take full advantage this time of the intricate design for the big flower/doily/stamp-thingy 😉 So, I grabbed my markers and got to work.
Sure it took a while to color in all of the parts, but thankfully “huffing” on the stamp (ie – breathing on it like you are trying to fog up a mirror) at the end kept it all moist. And besides, it felt good to put some extra time into a card for my downline, Jennie. I am so glad to have her in my group that I was happy to make a card that took a little more effort.
I wanted the big stamped image to be the main focal point so I didn’t add too much on the Very Vanilla paper. Then I stamped the leaf image from the set in Garden Green ink onto Garden Green paper and cut 3 pieces out. I tucked them under the Cajun Craze cardstock mat and mostly let them hang loose to add some dimension and be more interesting than just stamped images. 🙂
Anyway, I thought it was a little different of a look on a card and had fun making it. I hope she enjoyed receiving it! What do you all think of the hanging leaves under the stamped mat?
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Day of Gratitude Fall Thank You Card Recipe
Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Ink: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Markers – Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, More Mustard
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Paper Snips