Wednesday, 17 May 2017

A quick thank you

Hubby asked me this evening if I could make a thank you card for his form to sign (he's a teacher) - for tomorrow! But not to go to too much trouble...

So an exercise in quick and simple - which is refreshing sometimes.

I found this feather stamp a few days ago - it's a Stamps Away one I bought last year at a workshop with Ali Reeve, but hadn't used yet (and had forgotten about). This was good excuse to get it out; I simply stamped it across a 7x7 piece of stencil card. (As this needs to be signed by lots of people, I'll use an 8x8 card blank, so won't be cutting down the background for once.) I used iced spruce distress ink for a subtle colour.

I then got out this big ribbon writing Thank You stamp from Clarity. I stamped with versamark and heat embossed in silver. To make the words stand out more, I filled them in with a dark grey pencil (Faber Castell polychromo).

Then I simply edged the piece with a grey sharpie, and mounted on the card base.

Quick, simple, but pretty and clean, and quite elegant I think.

This stamp will look great in multiple colours, and shimmer - will have more of a play next time!

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