Thursday, 10 June 2010

More Tart and Tangy end-of-term thank you cards

Those background stamps from the mini catalogue are fabulous and have been well-used in my craft space.  Yesterday I showed you a card to show your appreciation to your children's teachers using Solid Stripes to make a gingham background. Today's cards use the A-Z background stamp which I thought would be appropriate too.


Can you see the coloured shadow behind the alphabet? It's made by cutting a piece of card stock the same size as the alphabet panel, adhering it to the card base, then popping the alphabet over the top with dimensionals.  Here's a closer look:


You can only see it when you turn your card a little - just the sort of subtle touch I love!

Supplies
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, A-Z, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Ink: Night of Navy and Regal Rose for the first card, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive for the other two.
Card stock: Ballet Blue for the first card, Summer Sun for the second, Old Olive for the third and Whisper White for all.
Other: 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Rich Regals markers for the first card, Earth Elements markers for the other two.

After making these, I got carried away and whipped up these fruity little numbers with the Dot, Dot, Dot background stamp.


They have a bit of a retro look to them and remind me of pony tails, bright pink lipstick and pedal pushers. I used Ruby Red and Garden Green ink and card stock for the strawberry card and Green Galore, Real Red and Pink Passion for the cherry card.

Oh yum, all this fruit is making me peckish! Time for tea!
Thank you for visiting my blog today.

3 comments:

  1. Pedal pushers! by that takes me back lol.
    Super cards, as always.
    Lynne xxx

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  2. So cute! Sometimes even the simplest things look amazing.
    Gem
    x

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  3. Love these, Vicky! I would never have thought to cut a colored piece of cardstock the same size as my image panel and mount them together like this. Such an interesting little surprise touch -- love it!

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