Fall, Handmade Cards, Technique, Thanks

Thanks a Bunch Card

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Spreading thanks is a part of this time of the year. It is so simple to change someone’s day in ways we can’t even imagine with a small token of appreciation. Any who has received a handmade card or gift truly feels loved. 

Cut a standard size card base (5 1/2 by 8 1/2) in Soft Suede using a Stampin’ Trimmer. Fold in half on the long side and sharpen the crease with a Bone Folder. Cut a base layer (4 x 5 1/4) from Natures’ Poem Designer Series Paper. Ink the flower bunch image from Wood Words in Versa Mark Ink and stamp on the top 1/3 line of the card of the Nature’s Poem Paper. Coat with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Don’t worry about any stray powder, it will only add to the Americana feel of this card. Melt embossing powder with the Heat Tool. 

**Technique alert: Emboss resist. Using Soft Suede ink on a Sponge Dauber rub color over and around the embossed image after cooled. Rub a tissue or paper towel to remove any excess ink from the Image.**

To get the shadow around the image use the above technique. Also, apply ink to the edges of the designer series paper to help antique the card.

**Technique alert: Antiquing foil paper. Using a nail file scratch surface of Silver foil paper and rub Soft Suede Ink into the paper using a sponge dauber.**

Antique a small scrap piece of Silver Foil with the above technique. Using Stazon Ink stamp “Thanks a Bunch” from the Wood Words Stamp set. With a Big Shot and the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits set cut out the sentiment. Adhere with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Color a piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine with the dauber from before WITHOUT reining- we want a very dry dauber so less color will transfer. Just as the technique shows in the Painted Harvest Card Post. Viola! Antique Twine. Adhere with a Mini Glue Dot.

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