QUICK & EASY THANK YOU CARD
Welcome back, stamping friend! I hope you’re having a good week. Honestly I’m feeling a bit run down – desperately hoping that I’m NOT catching a horrible cold that is currently making the rounds. So today, I’m sharing a very quick & easy thank you card.
Once again I’m using my Concord & 9th Turnabout stamp set. This one is the Mini Spirograph stamp. I had received it as a free gift with my qualifying order, but apparently it’s been such a hit that Concord & 9th have now made it a purchase item! So if you remember the good ol’ days of Spirograph (tell me I’m not the only one!) be sure to pick this one up!
This is a simple, one layer card. Stamping is done directly onto the card front, with no extra layers.
First, set up your Turnabout Jig in your MISTI or other stamp platform. Next, line up the stamp using the jig that comes with it. Once you’ve got your card set up, you’re ready to stamp. I used two different purples, a light and a dark, for my flower. Change the ink colour each time you turn your stamp, being sure to clean off the stamp each time.
After stamping the flower, use a ruler and green marker to draw the stem (really high-tech, I know!). Next, ink up the leaf stamp with the same colour of green ink, and stamp a leaf on each side. I left the leaves uncoloured-in, to reflect the open petals of the flower.
Use the small heart image that also comes in the Mini Spirograph stamp set, and stamp it in the dark purple in the middle of the flower. For the final stamping, add the sentiment in the same dark purple, in the upper left corner of the card.
To add a bit more colour, I used my blender brushes and blended some Tumbled Glass Distress ink around the flower and edges of the card.
HOW TO STEP IT UP
See – I wasn’t kidding that this is a quick and easy thank you card! Of course, you could take this same card front and step it up. It wouldn’t require a lot of extra work. Simply use the front panel, and cut it down by 1/4″. Add a dark purple cardstock panel behind it with foam tape, and then add it to a card base. I might use a card base of the bright green used for the stem/leaves, or just a white base.
You could also swap out the stamped heart in the middle of the flower for a fun embellishment! Or, you could scatter some sequins onto the front panel.
However you chose to put it together, it’s a fun card for when you don’t have a lot of time – but you really want to say ‘thank you’! I’ve added links below for you, if you’d like to order your own supplies.