Creating A Colorful Thank You Card

By | 11 September, 2018

I just got the Simon Says Stamps Thank You card kit.  Every now and then, they put together a limited edition special card kit and this was one of those kits.

The kit has quite a few goodies in it including the Thank You Flowers stamp set, a 2 piece Kind die, some Pink Fresh Sweet and Simple 6 x 6″ paper, 3 hybrid ink cubes, some card stock and envelopes, a slick writer, an envelope address stencil, postage stamps, a variety of envelopes and card stock, and 2 sets of stickers.

You can buy the pieces that you want separately, but by the time I added a couple of items from the kit, I realized that purchasing the kit was more cost effective.  It usually is!

I played with the stamp set last night and I love the graphic, almost folk art look that the layered floral stamps have.  Stamping Imperfection Simon Says Thank You

I pulled out my color swatch ring for my Altenew inks to select the colors for this card.  I love my Altenew inks whenever I am layering stamps.  Altenew sells their ink pads in convenient sets of 4 colors that coordinate and layer together.  Each set of 4 has a name for the set and I’ve got my swatches organized on the ring so that each color set is together making it easy to select the ones that I want to layer together.

For this card, I was looking for bright colors.  I selected:

  • Moss and Bamboo
  • Sunkissed and Autumn Blaze
  • Buttercream and Warm Sunshine
  • Ocean Waves and Dusk
  • Black, Caramel Toffee, and Olive

I used my MISTI to add my large sentiment.  Sometimes with large sentiments, I don’t get a great inking on the first try.  I’ve gotten in the habit of using my MISTI every single time I stamp a sentiment.  I want it to be perfectly inked so I get that nice crisp, clean stamped sentiment.  This one took me 3 tries.

While I was creating my layout, I kept in mind that I wanted to keep that corner of the card balanced.  I stamped the large orange image in the center of the corner and then stamped an image below and to the right and then another above and to the left.  If I add something to the right part of the image, I then do the same to the left to keep it balanced.  I like to add one nice leaf stem in the center going up and then I filled in the spaces with the 3 dot stamp to complete my card.

I really like stamp sets that have those little extra stamps like the 3 dots.  You can always use them to fill in or add some accents to the card.

I did add some dots to the center of each flower with a white gel pen.  This was the Sakura Gelly Roll 10 pen.  I also added some Studio Katia iridescent bubbles.

Here are my affiliate links for most of the supplies for the card:


 

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a productive, relaxing day!

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