DeNami Design Teacher Card

Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with a great thank you card for your kids teachers! It’s fast and simple so you can make one for each teacher.

To create the card I stamped the Apple Basket, Thanks a Bunch and the apple from Happy Fruit in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. To color the apple basket and the apple I did very simple Copic shading coloring by using only 2 shades of each color (see supplies listed below for colors used). Underneath the apple basket and apple I used a light grey to ground the images so it didn’t look like they were floating in space. I used 2 of the rectangle stitched dies from Simon Says Stamp to die cut the panel I stamped on and the plaid paper from Lawn Fawns Perfectly Plaid collection. Next, I adhered the plaid panel to my base and then offset the stamped panel to add some interest. I hope that this card inspires you pull out your stamps and make some thank you cards for kids teachers!

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DeNami Design Spring Time Thank You Card!

Spring is coming! I can’t wait for the flowers to start blooming but since I have to wait I decided that I would great my own little piece of spring with a watercolor flower box window card. This was my first time working with watercolors and masking at the same time so there was a steep learning curve! If you saw my sneak peek on Instagram with a lot of fussy cut flowers, this is the card that I created with all those little flowers!

To create this card I stamped the flowers on masking paper and fussy cut them out. I placed all of the flowers on some Tim Holtz watercolor paper where I wanted them and then stamped the window with Archival Black ink. Next, I carefully removed and stamped all of the flowers in the same ink. I was careful to start with the top layer of masks and work my way down. To color the flowers I used a set of watercolors that I purchased from Michaels. After that I watercolored each of the flowers making sure to not to color flowers that were next to each other so that the colors wouldn’t bleed together. I did this with each of the images until everything was colored in. Also, I let each image dry before completely before I would color an image that was next to it. This is what took a while. I could have used a heat tool to dry everything but I chose to let everything air dry. After the coloring was complete, I used a stitched rectangle die to trim down the piece and adhered it to my card front. On the inside of the card I stamped the Thanks a Bunch sentiment in black ink. I hope that you enjoyed my project!

Below is a list of the supplies that I used along with links where you can purchase them. Enjoy!

 

 

 

MFT Fall Foliage Thank You Card Using MISTI

Hello Crafty Friends! With Fall upon us I decided that I wanted to make some cards with leaves. I pulled out my Fall Foliage stamp set from My Favorite Things and was inspired to make this card. Also, I thought that this would also be a great opportunity to pull out my MISTI to create this card. You can watch how I created this card on my YouTube channel or by clicking below.

The inks that I used for these cards are Lawn Fawn Dye inks for the leaves and Versafine Onyx Black ink for the greeting. I love using Versafine for the greeting because it is a great ink for detailed images like the fine lines on a sentiment. When you overlap the dye inks you can a little of the image below.

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Below is a list of supplies used to create these cards. I hope that you enjoyed todays project! Next week I will be creating Halloween Cards so stay tuned for all the spooky fun!

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Mama Elephant Thank You Cards Using The MISTI

Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. A few weeks ago (more like a month ago) I finally got the MISTI tool that everyone has been raving about! I will be making a set of 5 thank you cards for one of my good friends because she just loves stationery!

I have to say that when I was watching the YouTube videos about the MISTI, I was very excited about all of the possibilities and projects that you could create using this tool. I will be the first to admit that I am not the best at lining my stamps up but I do alright. Since I make multiples of most of my cards, I was excited that I would be able to repeat the same stamp, in the same place every time.  Making multiples would be simpler and faster! What I have found is that it is all true. I absolutely love my MISTI and can’t imagine my life without it. I use for almost all of my stamping projects. I have included a video from My Sweet Petunia that explains the MISTI a lot better!

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For todays project I am using the Merci stamp set by Mama Elephant. I love this set because the greetings are large and can be the focal point on the card. Mama Elephant has quickly become one of my favorite brands. Unfortunately, right now this is the only set that I own but I will definitely be getting more stamps from them in the future! For the card set, I laid out how I wanted the card to look. With the MISTI tool there is a pad of grid paper that you can use for this purpose. What I love is that once I came up with the final version I can save the paper and create more of these cards in the future! Below you can see the layout that I decided to go with.

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The inks that I used in this project are pigment based inks. What that means is that the ink stays on top of the paper and usually needs a few seconds or more to dry. I have a larger collection of pigment based inks which is why I chose to use them. When I designed this layout I used a black pigment ink for the greeting but then I decided to use a grey pigment ink to lighten the design. You can also use dye based inks which will dye the paper. Below is a video from Jennifer McGuire where she uses dye inks with a layering stamp set from Altenew.

The first stamp that I used from the set was the “Merci beaucoup”. I did this because I knew that I wanted the flowers and leaves to overlap my greeting just little bit. Next, I stamped my flowers and then I finished with the leaves. These cards will make a great gift for that person in your life that loves stationery.

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I hope that you enjoyed todays project!