I was such a spoiled birthday girl and so I have been making lots of thank you cards. I've got a pile waiting for me to write and pop in the post, I really don't know why I am so bad about actually getting cards out of the door! This card is for my hubby so it didn't need posting. It uses a new stamp - yep another one - it's all Michelle's fault, she posted this Paper Smooches haul video! I just loved this image as soon as I saw it and reckoned it would make very happy cards and be perfect for paper piecing. Also, it's great for feminine or masculine cards. Not only that, it's a good size (2 3/4" x 3 3/4") and at £3.50 it doesn't break the bank!
I stamped the clouds on Pool Party text paper and sponged the edges with Pool Party ink before piecing them. I used two papers from the Everyday Enchantment pack to paper piece the kite. I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink and popped the kite up. I took the opportunity of practising with my Perfect Layers to cut the mats and I ended up with rather a large panel so I mounted it on a 5" x 7" white card base. The 'thanks' is a die cut word from a Cuttlebug alphabet die. I punched the heart from Ruby Red CS and added a layer of Crystal Effects to make it raised and shiny.
Here's the inside and the envelope. I used the SU! Full Heart punch, cut out two patterned paper hearts and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink. The 'thanks from the bottom of my heart' is from a Hero Arts set - I just have to use it with a heart!
Stamps: Paper Smooches 'Cut Loose' clear stamp, Hero Arts Hugs & Hearts clear set
CS: PaperMania 5" x 7" white card blank, SU! Pool Party, Ruby Red, Basic Black & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Pool Party text paper from In Color DSP stack, SU! Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party & Soft Suede
Tools: Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet die set, SU! Full Heart punch, X Cut heart punch, Perfect Layers, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Crystal Effects & Dimensionals