I love the muted colors in the Florentine paper pack and thought it would be perfect for a thank you card.
Here's my product list. The only thing not pictured is my adhesive, paper trimmer and pop dots. I LOVE this stamp set! It's the perfect addition to the card-maker's arsenal. I also used the cards and envelopes from the Value Pack. They're already cut to size and scored. Such a time saver!!
Since I was going for easy (and I was time-crunched), I totally used the extra 1/2 inch border strip at the top of the patterned paper to my advantage! Whenever I cut smaller strips of paper to size, I'm always worried about the edges not matching up. But this was all from one piece of paper, so I didn't have to worry about that.
The pieces don't look like much now, but I always ink the edges. For this card I used Cocoa ink. If this is not a technique you're familiar with, you should definitely try it! I think it makes the finished product more elegant and helps to focus your eye...
...AND you have the makings of a super-cute card!
Next I stamped the sentiment. For the Thanks, I used the Rock 'n Roll technique. I stamped the whole image in Bamboo and then rolled the edges in Twilight. Super cute, right? But it was still missing some embellishing. I didn't want to add too much because I wanted the card to stay simple.
You can see at the top of the picture I considered using a stamped image. But then I flipped over one of the pieces of paper and decided to cut the floral images out. In order to achieve the same adorable embellishment, I would have had to paper piece them together and that would have taken the "Easy-Peasy" title away.
I put pop dots on one side of each embellishment and used regular adhesive on the other side and stuck them on the card at various angles. It gives the card a little bit of dimension.
Isn't this Thank You card cute? And I DID get it finished before my little one woke up! I plan on making a BUNCH of these cards during his nap times!
Hope you enjoy!!