Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Banner Thank You Card in Blue and Green

This is a thank you card I made for friends who did something nice for me. I used some triangle banner dies and a circle punch to create the banner. The letters were stamped with a inexpensive alphabet set I bought at either Michaels or A.C. Moore (they both sell these occasionally in the dollar bin - I bought a bunch of different ones; they're handy!). Hint: stamp the letters first then use the circle punch upside down to center the letter within the circle before punching. I inked the edges of each circle before mounting them inside the slightly larger circles, punched from colored card stock. These are popped up using foam tape.

I used a couple strips of Washi Tape behind the bow and flowers. I found the buttons in a dollar bin at Michaels - they had a bunch of bright colors.

I described how I colored the Petaloo flowers in a previous blog post - except I put rhinestones in the centers instead of pearls to match the rhinestones in the banner. For the leaves, I used a Sizzix Sizzlits die from the Flowers, Branches, & Leaves set. To color the leaves, I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Peeled Paint. I added water to the Peeled Paint to thin it before painting it on, leaving some of the green card stock to show through. Then I painted on Rock Candy Distress Crackle to give them more crackle and some shine. Finally, I painted on Distress Reinker in spots to give the leaves some shading (I can't remember if I used Crushed Olive or Forest Moss) - it also helped to define the cracks in the paint.

The A7 sized card and envelope were cut using Sizzix Pro Dies.

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