Hello crafty friends! Today we have a super quick and simple card featuring the Altenew Thank You 2022 mini stamp set I received as a gift. This little set is adorable and works great with alcohol markers, watercolor, or even colored pencils.
I started with a 4.25×5.5 inch top-folding notecard base from 130lb heavyweight cardstock. For my mat, I cut the pink textured cardstock to 4×5.25 inches. Then the designer paper with the woodgrain was cut to 3.5×4.75 inches. I have a woodgrain stamp and embossing folder I could have used; but, I wanted to make this card fairly quickly and chose the designer paper instead.
- Glue pink mat onto card base.
- Adhere small pink strip near the bottom of the woodgrain panel.
- Add a super thin strip of mirror gold cardstock to middle of pink strip.
- Adhere woodgrain panel to craft foam for dimension.
- Glue this panel on top of the pink mat.
Looking through my scraps bin, I found four ovals previously die cut from 130lb heavyweight cardstock.
- Use Versamark Embossing Ink and stamp flower on oval die cut.
- Pour gold embossing powder over image.
- Brush away any loose powder from the image.
- Heat set with a heating tool.
Now let’s get into coloring this cute little flower. I must make a disclaimer that I am not great at coloring or adding shadows. I try my best! Only get close to the embossed lines, but try not to touch the marker nibs to it. One tip I use is to start slightly under the line as the alcohol ink will spread and ends up coloring all of it.
I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers, which is linked in the supplies list below. For the flower, I used these colors: FS6, AP1, and AP3. For the leaves, I used LG2, LG3, and CG4. After adding the darkest color for the flower and leaves, I went over the images again and used the lightest of each color to blend it all together.
After coloring the flower, I stamped the “thank you” sentiment onto black cardstock using Versamark Ink. Then, I poured gold embossing powder over it and heat set it. I cut down the sentiment strip and cut two more pieces of black cardstock to glue behind the strip for more dimension. Then I adhered it to the card. You’ll notice I stamped extra leaves on the larger flower. It looked a little bare, and the set comes with two leaves separate from the whole image.
To give dimension to the oval focal point, I glued the other three oval die cuts to the back of my stamped oval. If you use a heavyweight cardstock, it adds extra dimension and sturdiness without using up all of your craft foam tape. I let it dry then adhered it to my card. The project was completed by adding some pink iridescent sequins and some Honey Bee small clear dew drops.
I hope you enjoyed this card! If you make it, please tag me on Instagram using these tags: @cardsbycandy, #CardsbyCandy, and #CandyThomas. I’d love to see your designs using what you already have on hand. Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a very blessed New Year!!
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