Monday, 20 December 2010

Thank you card - using Just Believe

Good morning - and a very snowy and icy morning it is too! I feel very lucky not to have to be anywhere and able to enjoy the scenery from the comfort of my home! All my Christmas cards have been sent off now and I'm turning my attention to thank you cards. Here's an incredibly simple design made with the gorgeous Just Believe set:


When making thank you cards at this time of year, I like the idea of taking a fresh image but continuing the winter theme with the colour scheme.


Isn't this stamp an absolute stunner?! It's so easy to colour the stamp with markers and using different colours will produce different effects. You'll definitely be seeing more of this set on my blog!

Here's how to make this card:

  • I cut a 9cm width from an A4 sheet of Whisper White and folded it in half to make my card base. This is not a standard size, which was fine as I wasn't using an envelope with my cards, but you could vary the size of your card base.
  • Colour the floral image with markers and stamp straight onto the card base. Stamp again, without adding more colour, using only the tip of the stamp so that you get a fainter image. Then colour the image again and stamp just the tip again.
  • Add the sentiment using a stamp-a-majig for position.

Supplies
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Night of Navy
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers in Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler

Christmas is well on the way now and there are some very excited people in our family! (Yes, one of them IS me!) Our Christmas puzzle has been completed and the house is decorated. I can't tell you how exciting it is for someone in the UK to be buying their Christmas tree while it's snowing!

Hope your preparations are also going well.
See you tomorrow for more thank you card ideas.

7 comments:

  1. Vicky, these are stunning! You've really opened my eyes to a lot of the SU sets. No one creates as much beauty with them as you do! I'm so envious of the snow you've had thus far. Please send some our way!!

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  2. this is just beautiful.. Love love love it :D

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  3. Really pretty thank you cards - love the flower stamp! And your tree is lovely. We've been lucky - not too much snow in our village - which is good for us.

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  4. I love your cas cards, some day you will have to send me one in rl ;) They would look awesome in my collection *g* But tbh I like the pic of you even better ... look how you are freezing ;) I can feel with you, it is freaking cold here as well!

    Janna

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  5. Great work, I adore this set too. Love the new blog look as well!
    Congrats on finishing your puzzle!
    Gem
    x

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  6. These are lovely Vicky. You look absolutely frozen posing with your christmas tree!!!
    Margaret x x

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  7. Everytime I see this set I'm tempted to buy it because, like your card, it makes a stunning design with very little work. This is perfect for a thank you card.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x