Alcohol markers, die cuts, Heat embossing, simple cards, Uncategorized

Thanks and Gratitude

Hello! Welcome back to another day of crafting! Thank you so much for joining me today. I am wishing you all a blessed week and Happy Thanksgiving! Today, our theme is Thanks and Gratitude.

First, I am so thankful for my many blessings. I am also thankful to each of you who stop by to support my crafting. It means the world to me! This post is part of an Altenew Instagram HOP celebrating Thanks and Gratitude. For your chance to win, click here. Let’s see how to create this card and connect with me on Instagram!

  1. Create a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base from heavyweight 130lb or higher cardstock.
  2. Add a bronze shimmery cardstock panel measured to 4″ x 5.25″.
  3. Using a smaller heavyweight cardstock panel to 3.75″ x 5″, die cut the decorative edge using the Altenew Creative Edges: Lace Die.
  4. On a separate scrap piece, stamp the Altenew Dainty Watering Can.
  5. Color this with alcohol markers or any other coloring medium you prefer. For mine, I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers using the following colors: Watering Can – TB7, TB2, and BGR1. Leaves – YG1 and JG1. Flowers centers – LY1. Flowers – TN3, TN4, DR5, and DR6.
  6. Die cut the finished watering can and die cut three more blank watering cans to glue behind the colorful watering can for dimension.
  7. On the lace die cut panel, using embossing ink, stamp thanks and the decorative leaves underneath using Altenew Mini Thanks stamp set.
  8. Pour black embossing powder over the clear stamped image and heat set it.
  9. Next, stamp “Grateful for all you do” from the Altenew Cross Stitch Flower stamp set in embossing ink and pour bronze embossing powder over it. Heat set it.
  10. Using the Altenew Watercolor Pen and Altenew Red Jasper Crisp Die Ink, blot a small dot of the ink cube onto a plastic piece and add a few drops of water from the watercolor pen. Move water into ink using the brush of the pen, then gently flick ink splatters onto the left portion of the panel beside the “Thanks” sentiment.
  11. Glue the watering can on top of the ink splatters to the left of the “Thanks” sentiment.

This was such an easy card to make. The longest part was coloring in the watering can and the flowers. I would love to know what you think! Leave a comment and continue the blog HOP by joining my next friend, Evette Jacobson on her HOP here @scrappystampthefunup.

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