With summer in full swing, I wanted to design something with beautiful sky blues to feature the Amazing Paper Grace 'Thank You for Your Kindness' die set (S5-513) from The Right Words Collection for this lovely thank you card.
There is just something special about sending a handcrafted thank you note. Lately I've been thinking that I should have a few more of these heartfelt cards ready to send, and this die set is just what I needed with the wonderful sentiment words that create: thank you; thank you for your kindness; and you are so kind. The beautiful background die included with this set is so versatile and can be used as a single strip, or repeat cut to create an entire background like you see here. I wanted the sentiment to pop, so cut out the background section that would have been behind the thank you.
I hope you'll scroll down through the "Tips and Techniques" section below for close-ups and all the details on how to create this beautiful thank you card.
Thank you Amazing Paper Grace for providing the dies used in this project.
Tips and Techniques
I cut the background by lining up the dies for a repeat pattern three times and yes, on the repeat, there is a line down the center of each flower which adds charm to the design.
Designer Tip: Cut the paper about 1/2 inch larger than you need on each side, so if the design isn't quite centered, you can trim it so that the edges are perfectly even. So for example, if you want a 5x7" base, cut it to 6x8", as long as it will fit into your die cutting machine.
I've used paper and embellishments from the 49 and Market Sectrum Sherbet Tidal Wave Collection including the acetate leaves. The flowers and ticket are fussy cut from the included image sheet in the 6x8" paper pack.
This sweet butterfly is also from the acetate leaves pack. The background paper is spattered with black ink to add visual texture. I've also added green flat back pearls and blue prills for physical texture as well.
This lovely sentiment was die cut with heavy weight white cardstock, and colored with Distress Inks to coordinate with the embellishments. I used two colors of ink so that the colors would vary like the blue background paper.
You can see here how I trimmed away some of that background die cut which is also cut in white, but not inked. I tried laying the sentiment over the floral die cut since there is a strong contrast in color, but it was just a little too busy for my taste, so cutting that section out, allows the sentiment to sing.
Here in the bottom section of the card you can see more of the same textures and another smaller acetate butterfly.
One final view.
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Amazing Paper Grace:
Higgins Drawing Ink ~ Black
Finnabair with Prima Marketing ~ Soft Matte Gel
49 and Market - Spectrum Sherbet Collection - Acetate Leaves - Tidal Wave
US Artquest ~ Blue Jean Baby
Flat Back Pearls ~ Grass Green
Beacon ~ 3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Beacon ~ Fabri-Tac
Thanks so much for stopping by to view my card. I hope you've been inspired.
~ Blessings ~