Here is a really simply way to make a Thank You that takes 15min, but looks like you took hours to create a beautiful card for someone special. The Look is Shabby Chic, and the best part about that...
YOU CAN'T MESS IT UP!
That's right, you can't mess it up because Shabby Chic is worn, imperfect, and aged looking. So mistakes won't matter. So when you make a card like this one give yourself permission to just go for it and don't sweat the small stuff!
Let's get started! First you'll cut your white cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5". Open your embossing folder and ink the flat side (NOT the raised side) with French Blue Chalk Ink.
Place you paper inside and emboss. It should look like this . . .
Remember if it's not fully covered that's okay! Imperfect is better! That's right I said it!!! Imperfect adds to that Shabby Chic feel and it adds lots of character ; ) Next take your Stylus and using the Rose Coral Chalk Ink add color to the roses. (Start with a little color, because you can always add more but you can't take it away if it's too much).
Next add Ice Jade Chalk Ink to the leaves. (remember to change the pad on the stylus, so colors don't get all mixed together)
I trimmed the embossed paper to 5" x 3 3/4", and placed it onto a 5 3/8" x 5" white notecard. I used French Blue Chalk Ink to stamp "Thank You" sentiment from the Handwritten Border stamp set to the bottom of the card. I placed some leftover fancy trims from Websters Pages across the card, and Viola'!
Simple Shabby Chic card make quickly and with ease! Remember . . . Mistakes are only embellishment opportunities!!! Have Fun!
* BONUS ALERT *
Using the same stamp and embossing folder you can create a different look by sandwiching paper towels in your folder and saturating it with a spray bottle filled with water.
After it's embossed and has time to dry it will have the look of homemade paper.
I colored Distress Watercolor Pens onto acrylic blocks, sprayed them with water so I had a watercolor palette to work from.
Painted the image and let it dry. I used a circle cutting die to cut out the image and create a bookmark to give to a friend!
I love this card with the cute chicken digi stamp, and the adorable saying that goes along with it! For some reason I can't remember for the life of me where I got the sentiment stamp! It comes with 19 sentiment all having some really cute animal pun within the saying. Any who . . . I colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers and a white paint pen to create the pot!
Love Love this stamp set by Paper Smooches "Teen Routine"! They're small but create really cute backgrounds for cards. It only took about 20 minutes for each card. They came together really fast and would be perfect for a gift set!
I made this card using the music note, and IPOD for the background, and the adorable smiling IPOD stamp I picked up in a craft bin at Joanne's a couple of years ago.
For this card I use the game controller and Neon Green Zing powder to create this super fun background! The large controller is a digital stamp from Whimsie Doodle.
The February Relief Society Activity was a great success! We had a Make-in-Take night and each lady was able to make a valentine, a spring themed card, a necklace, and a candle with a heartfelt poem. I was able to get everything I needed from my beloved Paper Wishes! They had everything we needed for a great night!