Hello my crafty friends! I hope all of you are having a great start to your week. This is the Step by Step for the wedding thank you card that I showed on Card Spotlight last Sunda. I am making 75 of these cards as my wedding gift to one of my close friends. Only a few weeks ago I finished making the Bridal Shower invitations ordered by another friend of hers. There are quite a few steps to making this card so I’m only making 10-11 a day. My hands can’t handle squeezing a tough glue bottle for many more than that. As I said on Twitter when I made over 200 card bases in one sitting, crafting (and cardmaking) is definitely an act of love and passion.
First, the paper for the front of the card. The paper you see here is Bazzill Heavy Weight cardstock in the color ‘Mulberry’. I cut them down into quarters so that it would be the perfect size for the front of the card. I use a background stamp from Hero Arts it’s one of their rubber cling stamps in the Deco Flourish Bold Prints. The colors of her wedding are plum purple and silver with a ‘Great Gatsby’ feel. Once I have the foam out of my MISTI, I put the stamp on the door. I use an embossing bag on my cardstock to make sure that the embossing powder would only stick to where I wanted it to. Once I did that, I covered the stamp with my Versa Mark. Then I take my cardstock and lay it on the paper then I close the base onto the lid and then I flip it over.
I then take my roller and use that to press the pattern onto the paper. I have found that doing it that way really saves my arms and hands. The silver embossing powder I am currently using is one that I picked up from Michaels, it’s their brand ‘Recollections’. I initially wanted to use my Delicata silver ink but it wound up that the stamp was so delicate it was very difficult to see the ink unless you tilted it this way and that. If anyone is curious, I use the Wagner heat gun that you can get from Hero Arts.
Once all of the backgrounds were completed, I started on the die cutting. For the ‘Thank You’, I used a Simon Says Stamp Thank You Heart wafer dies that I had purchased for a wedding a few years ago. There are two dies that come in the set, a heart with the words ‘Thank You’ scrawled inside and then a solid heart that is slightly bigger to act as a shadow. I am using Bazzill 40lb Vellum as the shadow and the actual words were cut from Tonic Chrome Silver Mirror Card. I already had some at home but noth enough for all of the cards so I purchased three more packets of the paper. I use the Nuvo Liquid Adhesive on the back of the silver heart as well as on the back of the vellum. I know hiding adhesive behind vellum is tricky so I was grateful to be able to hide the glue behind the outline of the heart. I only put glue on the letters on the silver heart. It doesn’t make much sense to me to do it for the vellum. I had considered Stick It but I decided against it to save it for a Christmas order I just received.
To attach the purple card front to the card itself, I use my very favorite Scor Tape that I get from Amazon in three sizes: 1/8″, 1/4″, and 1/2″. If you are ever on the hunt for a good, strong dry adhesive this is the best stuff, in my opinion. Once I have the back taped up, I apply the heart on the front before I peel off the tape to put it on the card. I put my paper onto the card with the little flourishes pointing up. This is the final product:
There you have it, the final product! I hope you enjoyed today’s post 😊 As always, the links provided are just there so you can find what I’m talking about. I earn nothing from those links at all, I’m just trying to help. What have you been creating recently? Below I will link my social media if you would like to check it out. Have a great week and I’ll see you soon! XO❤