Budding Thanks Card | Altenew Layering Flower

Hello! I am playing along with Altenew’s March Inspiration challenge. The colors this month are blue, coral and light brown, and I decided to use Altenew’s Budding Thanks stamp set. I love Altenew’s layering stamp sets–they steal the show on any card. I am keeping it simple by using one flower on my card and a fun striped background using Altenew’s Classy Stripes Stencil.

Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge

 

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Here is my simple floral thank you card. I used kraft card stock and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to create my blue stripes. For a finishing touch I added a few clear gems.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!

Thank You Card using Copic Markers and Distress Ink

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today’s card involves Copic markers, Distress ink and one dang cute stamp set from My Favorite Things called Purr-fect Friends.  The star of this card has to be the cat with all the cute flowers drawn on her.  This set has the best of both worlds–flowers and critters!

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I colored in the cat’s fur with cool gray markers, so that it wouldn’t compete with the bold colors I used on the flowers.  I wanted them to be bright and showy.

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I wanted the bird to be kissing the cat, so I stamped the bird at the very edge of the cage with her beak sticking out through the bars.  I had to place my die cut over the image very carefully, so I wouldn’t cut off her beak.  I skewed the die a little to the left of the image.  I worked out really well because these dies leave a white boarder around the images, and this allowed me just enough space for her beak.

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I used some Bristol Smooth paper for the card base because I wanted to blend some Distress Ink onto the paper.  Distress Ink blends onto this paper a lot easier than regular card stock.

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To get the frame to match the yellow on the cat, I used the chisel side of the yellow Copic marker to color the frame.