I wanted to make an elegant (aka neutral colored) thank you note cards gift set (and also come up with a sketch for a card that could be mass produced–yes, I’m starting to feel the pressure of the holiday season already) for my crafty friend Daphne (YT: DDspaperworks).

I can’t remember where I first saw this, but I have been wanting to create a card with a patterned background with a smaller vellum layer that is stamped with a sentiment over top.  I love the look of the large bright patterned background partly muted by the smaller vellum layer.  I could have stamped out a colorful background (which I still may do in a gift set for my mother), but I had some gorgeous gold foil peacock feather patterned card stock that I had been hoarding that I thought would be perfect for this project.

For the embossing on vellum, I used clear Recollections embossing powder and Momento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink to stamp three thank you/thinking of you sentiments from the C.C. Designs “Thanks a Bunch” stamp set.  To adhere the vellum to the card front, I used Designer Art Glitter Glue that dries clear.  As a finishing touch and a teeny pop of color, I also glued on a smattering of gold sequins and small red metallic confetti hearts.

This fantastic and super versatile C.C. Designs Thanks a Bunch stamp set was part of my design team package from HappyCreating, and through the month of November 2015, my readers can get 20% off their entire order by using the coupon code: TURKEY

The following is a start to finish process video of making this card:

This thank you/thinking of you card set is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Thank You Card Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Beginning With “N” Challenge – Neutral colors
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You Challenge
Raisin Boat Thankful Challenge
CASology Give Challenge
CAS-ual Friday Precious Metal Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF

 

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