Friday, 5 October 2018

Neat & Tangled Guest Designer - Maple Thanks

Good morning! I'm excited to be the October Guest Designer at Neat & Tangled! (and there's a bonus for you, too - keep reading for a discount code!)

Today is my first post and I decided to make a warm, autumn thank you card using this beautiful Maple Thanks stamp (and matching dies!)

I started by stamping the leaf twice on a panel of white cardstock, using Copic-friendly black ink. I coloured the leaves with 5 colours, making sure to get a good mix over each leaf. Then, I put the panel back into my MISTI and restamped the leaves with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink before embossing them with clear embossing powder. This gives these leaves a stained glass look. I coated them lightly with Diamond stickles for some sparkle and set them aside to dry.

I cut a tag using the Classic Tag 1 die and stamped a bold thanks sentiment from the Medallion Flower Builder set with a light gray ink for a tone-on-tone look. I used another sentiment from So Many Sentiments to complete the thought, and stamped it  with dark brown ink.

I placed the die on each end of my panel and cut about half of each leaf. This allowed me to get a square die under the cut edges of the leaves to trim the panel to fit onto my 4.25x4.25 inch square card. I glued the panel directly to the card base, but popped up the edges of the leaves for some dimension. The tips of the leaves hang over the edge of the card, but it will still fit into a standard A2 envelope for mailing.

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Christine K said...

Very nice!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on the guest designer gig! Love the card.

Jennifer K said...

That post up there ^ was from me, Ardyth. Apparently I wasn't signed in. *shrug* -Jennifer Kinney:)