Hi again crafty friends.
I love large alphabet dies. But, they do take a little while to get set up to use on a card, so while I had the letters for the word “THANKS” taped together, I made a few cards at the same time.
For this first card, I spread the letters from this Alphabet die of the word thanks onto my work mat, which has gridlines on it. ( It’s nothing special – I get them in a set of five for ¥100 here in Japan, in Daiso) Once I was sure that the letters were well spaced, and straight, I added several strips of washi tape across the back to keep them from moving.
I cut the word from some white card. To fill in behind the card, I blended Distress Inks in a range of colours onto another sheet of white card. I placed this behind the white cutouts, which I popped up with some foam tape. Some coloured sequins completed my rainbow card, (and one of them hid a small smear on the front of the card, but that’s just between you and me, OK?)
The next two cards I made as a set. I placed the lovely artsy images from the Doodle Flowers stamp set into my MISTI, and stamped them onto two different pieces of card. Firstly, while the stamps were clean, I stamped in Versamark ink onto a teal blue paper, and heat embossed in white. Next, I stamped the images in a (nearly) matching teal colour onto white cardstock.
I layered these two pieces together and ran them through my die cutting machine with the word thanks. The die cut through the top layer, and cut and marked the bottom layer enough that I could place the die in exactly the same place and cut it again. This meant that the pattern continues on the words, but with the colours reversed.
To give the busy pattern some more definition, I cut some fun foam letters and glued them into the gaps before gluing the patterned letters on top. Finally, a layer of glossy accents gave the sentiment some shine.
Finally, I used the reverse printed piece, but this time, instead of inserting the letters, I left the gaps blank, only using the letter A to correctly place the centre triangle.
This completes the trio of thank you cards today. I hope you are inspired to grab those large letters and get cutting.
Until next time,