I love this Thinking of You sentiment as you can use it for any occasion…Sympathy, Get Well, Birthday, a note, etc. This is also a good “formula” style card and is one I use again and again. Just change the stamp set, colors, and embossing folder and you have a totally different look. I love using embossing folders to add texture. They really are the best bang for your buck! It provides a nice background for the framed image on this card. You can even emboss the envelope! In the photo below I show using both sides of this embossing folder. Which do you like better?
Keep the dimensions for this card and if you make one please email me a photo. I’d love to see what you make!
The Mint Macaron card base measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and is scored at 4 1/4. The Very Vanilla embossed layer measures 5 1/4 x 4. I used the Petal Burst embossing folder. The next layer (the same color as the base color) measures 4 x 3 1/4. The image is stamped on a piece of 3 3/4 x 3 Very Vanilla. Don’t forget to stamp the envelope and the inside of your card at the same time.
The sentiment is stamped with Mint Macaron ink and both layers are cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits. You will notice I only used part of the sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. I inked my stamp then used tape to cover the part I did not want to show. This way only part of the sentiment is stamped on my card. You could use a Stampin’ Write Marker to do this and just ink what you want but, if your stamp is not thoroughly cleaned and dry you may get a faint image. (My problem was my stampin’ scrub needed to be rinsed out!)
The sentiment layer and the stamped image layer are attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a simple knot using mint macaron ribbon and attached it with a glue dot. I added the tiniest pearls in the center of each flower. This is one of my favorite stamp sets!
Stamp Set: Thoughts & Prayers Ink: Mint Macaron Papers: Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla Tools & Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, Mint Macaron ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I made this card before my order came with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits. You can bet the next one I make will have stitching around the sentiment! Get your stitched framelits while they are still available! You have until the end of November…after that they won’t be back until June!
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! Layering Circles, Squares and Ovals Dies! Here are the measurements for these new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies:
Circles: 1-3/8″, 1-7/8″, 2-3/8″, 2-7/8″
Squares: 1-3/16″, 1-5/8″, 2-1/8″, 2-5/8″
Ovals: 1-3/4″ x 1-3/16″, 2-1/4″ x 1-5/16″, 2-3/4″ x 1-13/16″, 3-1/4″ x 2-5/16″.
Stampin’ Up! is offering select sets which coordinate with these dies at 25% off. Here is the list:
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