Thanks for your Friendship Greeting Cards
Hi friends, welcome to another blog post! On today’s blog I’ll be sharing with you how I made these 2 clean, and simple Thank you/Friendship cards. So… without further ado, keep on reading the post ↓
For the first example I started by stamping the whole card panel using a background stamp, and ink embossing to stamp. Once, the whole panel was stamped I applied Banana Split embossing powder all over the stamping and I heat set it (Although the Banana Split powder by WOW! has been discontinued, I’ll be linking in the supply list an alternative embossing powder color) So, once the card panel was heat set it I set that aside. In the meantime I ran through the die cutting machine the Thanks die 3X to die cut it out white card stock, by the way because this die comes with a shadow layer I decided to die cut it that too out of vellum. Soon after the die cuttings were done, I adhered all the white thanks die cuttings one on top of the other with liquid glue creating a sturdy Thanks word as I was going to clear heat embossed it for a shiny finishing. Then I clear embossing the Thanks, and I adhered it to its shadow layer with liquid glue. To compliment the Thanks I gold heat embossed part of a sentiment in a piece of white card stock by masking part of it, then I trimmed down the sentiment and started the card panel layout.
As, for the card panel I did a few layers. First, I trimmed down the heat embossed card panel to W 3 3/4’’ X H 5 1/8’’ then I trimmed down a white card panel to W 3 7/8’’ X H 5 1/8’’ and I adhered them both. However, I left a slightly white space on one of the sides as I was going to add the Metallic Gold thread, as you can see I wrapped around the card panel the gold thread which I finish it off with a bow right in the center of the card panel. Once, I had the thread secured I adhered the Thanks on one of the lower sides of the card panel followed by the complimentary sentiment that I gold heat embossed. To finish the card panel off I added a few crystal clear sequins here and there, and I moved on to the second card.
For the second example I started by white heat embossing the card panel following the same steps as the first example as I used the same background stamp, once the card panel was heat set it I set that aside. In the meantime, I ran through the die cutting machine the Hey die 3X to cut it out of white card stock. This die also has a shadow layer, so I die cut that out of velum too. Once the die cuttings were done I repeated the same steps by adhering them all together before I heat embossed it. However, for the heat embossing part I repeated it this step 2X as the Banana Split embossing powder is in the translucent side. So, as soon as I was done heat setting the Hey die cutting I stamped, and gold heat embossed the same sentiment that I used for the first example, as you can see for this card I did use the whole sentiment as different from the previous example which I only used part of it.
And… to finish this card panel off I trimmed down the embossed card panel a bit smaller than an actual A2 card size, then I adhered the Hey word right it the center of it along with the complimentary sentiment which I adhered right below the Hey with foam mounting tape, and as a finish sparkly touch (you I love me some sequins) I added a few crystal clear sequins.
Now, as we’re getting closer to the end I finish the cards off by adhering each of them to a standard A2 size-side folding white card base with foam mounting tape to add a little bit of dimension.
I hope that you can see in this picture that I took from one of the side how dimensional the cards actually are, as well as you can see all the tiny details and how much texture the embossing powders added to them.
That’s all for today! I hope these card inspire you to give these designs a try, as always I appreciate the time you take to read my blog posts. Down below you’ll find the supply list for all the products used in this post, as a referral from where they were received or purchased from.
Thank you and happy crafting, your time is valuable.
Don't forget to keep spreading kindness, Today and Always.
Beyond Grateful Stamp
Criss Cross Background Stamp
Metallic Embroidery Thread
Pastel Yellow Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink Pad
WOW! Heat Embossing Gun Tool
Neenah Classic Crest #110
Neenah Smooth Solar White #80
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I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards, the information provided here is base in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert by any means, and I only share the way that I design my cards. All of the products used for this blog post were personally purchased by me. However, I did received most of the WOW! Embossing Powder products used in this blog. Please, keep in mind that all of the referral links were added for you to know from where I purchased the items from, as all of the products shared, and mentioned in my blog posts are simply because I use and truly love them.