Thinking of You Series

Every week or two I send a card to someone not because it is their birthday or some other special occasion …… just because. 

I figure it’s nice to get a card for no other reason than to say “you’re being thought of today”.

This month I made a series of cards using the sentiment and rose stamp set as the jumping off point.  Starting with the card on the top left and going clockwise, here’s the info about these because I thought of you cards.

Twin Roses  I stamped the sentiment on a narrow piece of cardstock and attached it to a light pink card.  The roses were stamped twice on acetate and twice on patterned pink paper.  I coloured the acetate roses with two different red-coloured alcohol inks.  All of the roses were cut out and the acetate roses were attached to the patterned paper roses.  “You” was die cut from yellow paper twice, glued together, and then glued to the card.  I added a twist of green ribbon with a brad to the card and attached the roses with foam tape.  I used touches of glitter to highlight the roses.

Rose Bud  The rose bud was stamped on a blue card and it was also stamped on a peachy patterned paper.  I cut out the peachy rose and attached it to the card with foam tape.  A piece of wavy-patterned paper was attached to the card.  The sentiment was stamped on another piece of the patterned paper and layered on the card.  I then die cut “You” from blue paper twice, glued them together, and attached the word to the card.  The stem of the rose was coloured with a green marker and a twist of ribbon was attached to the card.  The rose was highlighted with glitter.

Two Leaves  I stamped the sentiment on a strip of patterned paper and attached it to a white card.   Then “You” was die cut from white cardstock twice, glued together, and attached to the card.  The rose was stamped twice, once on acetate and once on pink patterned paper.  I then coloured the acetate rose with two different red=coloured alcohol inks.  Both roses were cut out and the acetate rose was attached to the patterned paper rose.  I inked the leaf with two shades of green ink and stamped it twice – once directly on the card and once on a scrap of white paper, which was cut out and attached the card.  The rose was attached to the card with foam tape.  Glitter glue was used to highlight the centre of the rose.

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Product List:  stamps – Rose (Simon Says Stamp “Best Mom Ever”), sentiment (Magenta), leaf (unknown); glitter glue (Ranger Ink “Stickles”); die – Docrafts Xcut die (Mini Sentiment Die “Just for You”); alcohol inks (Ranger Ink); ink (Tsukineko StazOn – Jet Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Crushed Olive; Mowed Lawn); ribbon, brads, acetate

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