Chrissie here and today I wanted to just walk you through my process as I made a thank you card.
I created this card for my daughter's sitter and the reasoning behind the thank you is bittersweet (hence the ice cream image for the 'sweet' part. See what I did there?!?! LOL!). She has been our daycare provider since my daughter was about 10 months old. My little kiddo just turned four and started Preschool. So, as happy as I am that she is in school, I am so incredibly sad to be leaving this amazing woman that has cared for my child as her own while I was at work everyday.
I pulled out my supplies and kind of played around with the stamped images inside the die cuts. Sometimes when I don't know where to start, I start laying out stamps and dies to see what works. That gives me a good starting off point.
Once I decided on how I wanted to have the stamp sit inside the dies, I cut them out. I used Lawn Fawn's Lawn Cuts Circle Stackables and Scalloped Circle Stackables. And the stamp set is Here's the Scoop.
The next thing I did was gather some scraps and I cut them all the same width. I have scraps everywhere. And I mean EVERYWHERE. They are in drawers, little boxes, on my desk, etc. So, I love it when I can
I decided to turn the scraps into banners by using my square punch. I just use the corner of the square punch and voila: banners!
I left them different lengths. Who needs uniformity, right??? :)
I added a little spray mist to the base of the card....
Then I colored in the little ice cream cone and background using Spectrum Noir Markers. And at the last minute, I re-cut the scallop in black card stock instead of a patterned paper. Since I wanted to stamp the sentiment in black in, I figured that would pull the card together better and I wanted the image to pop a little bit, too!
And here is the finished piece:
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Dies: Lawn Fawn
Sequins: Lawn Fawn
Spray Mist: Studio Calico
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black
Markers: Spectrum Noir (BT1, BT2, CR4, CR6, CG2, CG3, Blender)