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Friday, March 22, 2024

Timeless Arrangements, Simply Zinnia, Thank You card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a thank you card to share with you. I should be making Easter cards for our granddaughters but I have a whole week left to do that, right? Nothing like waiting till the last minute, which is what will happen! I know me too well! LOL  Anyway, I found out that the "Timeless Arrangements" set is going to be retiring so I thought I'd take mine out and make a thank you card. Please read on to see how this card was made and how quickly it went together.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock for the layer. On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White that I textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder (I don't know if it's retiring or not). If I had to guess I would have to say it is because it's one of my favorites and that's how it goes for me! So back to the card. I glued the Basic White piece to the Shaded Spruce piece and then I taped that to the front of the card base.

The words are from the "Simply Zinnia" bundle and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I cut them out using the stitched rectangle die from the "Timeless Arrangements" bundle. 

Next I die cut the leaves using Shaded Spruce card stock, the flowers using Bubble Bath (I don't know why I always start typing bubble gum) card stock and the dotted stems were die cut using gold foil card stock. I taped them down on top of the word piece with the green first, then the pink and lastly the gold. I added Dimensionals to the back on the bottom edge and just below the area where the layers of the dies are stacked. If you put your Dimensionals on top of that your piece will be tilted because of the thickness of those 3 pieces.  Once that was done I set the piece in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

I think it took longer standing at my Big Shot texturing and die cutting than it did to put the piece together.

I do like how it turned out. I had originally die cut Poppy Parade flowers but it looked like it was more of a Christmas thank you than a spring one. I suppose Granny Apple Green card stock would have really given it that spring look.  But it's okay, I like how it turned out anyway.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thank you card,

1 comment:

Lynette said...

Very, very pretty, Wanda!! I love the little diecuts and the awesome embossed background. I'm so far behind in my blog reading, but I have gone back and checked out your previous posts. Wonderful cards!!