Happy Sunday folks! Today I have a couple of thank you cards to share with you all. As most of you know, I relocated from my home town of Florida to Connecticut. Drastic change – not only me leaving my parents whom I’ve lived no more than 25 minutes away from my entire life, but the climate change! Yesterday was our first SNOW DAY! We have never been in snow before! It was beautiful falling from the sky and gathering on the ground. A blanket of white. We had so much fun. Building snowmen, having snow ball fights and sledding! Lots and lots of sledding! Great fun and great memories! The rain will take it all away today but we embraced it yesterday.
Today I’m here with a couple of thank you cards. I figure I am going to need A LOT of these after Christmas! 🙂 I’m using the Still Smiling Stamp Set from Catherine Pooler Designs on both cards.
I grabbed a background stamp (any you have in your stash will do. I am using the Peppermint Stick Background from the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane collection, which will be available for sale individually along with the other products in the collection in a few months). I inked up the background with Lucky Clover distress ink and Wilted Violet Distress ink and spritzed the stamp with water. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the effect once I press that stamp onto that watercolored cardstock. To finish off this card, I stamped the sentiment with Smokey Gray pigment ink, sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat set it.
The next card uses the same inked background image. I did not re-ink or respray with water. I just used the ink that was left on the stamp from the first card and stamped it again onto a second piece of watercolored cardstock. This is called second generation stamping.
I stamped the large Thank you and the small butterflies all over the inked panel with that same Smokey Gray ink and again sprinkled on the clear embossing powder and heat set it. I love the shine and wee bit of dimension that is left from heat embossing.
So there you have it. Two very quick and easy thank you cards made with limited supplies! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 🙂