Today I am sharing my latest design team project; a collection of cards I created during an online crop in the Thoughtfully FB group. We crafted along using the newest paper collection from Thoughtful Studio, Toile Away, Tessa.
I have a lot of people on my mind as of late and I wanted to let them know I'm thinking of them. 💙
I hoped the calming blues of this paper collection paired with some adorable stamps, might add a little sunshine to someone's day, which inspired me to create this set of thinking of you cards.
To start, I stamped out images from the Lawn Fawn set Smooth Sailing. I used Gina K. black amalgam ink and 80 lb. Neenah card stock. I took my color inspiration from the sheet of ephemera that comes with the kit and used Copic markers to color in the images.
I used the sailboat stamps to restamp the sails onto different bits of patterned paper, which I fussy cut and paper pieced onto the boats. Finally, I fussy cut the rest of the images and trimmed down the ephemera.
I went along all the edges of the colored images with a Memento tuxedo black marker and started putting together the card fronts.
I chose a pattern for each card and layered on bits and pieces of ephemera. I rounded the corners and added fishtails to some of the pieces and used stitched and scalloped rectangle dies on the main panels.
I heat embossed sentiments from Smooth Sailing and Lawn Fawn's Happy Happy Happy onto black card stock and trimmed them down.
Then I added different blue card stock layers onto some of the panels and laid out the images and sentiments before gluing everything together.
Once everything was in place, I added each of the panels to a 110 lb. A2 white card base. For the final step, I embellished two of the card fronts with adhesive backed pearls.
I think the theme of strength, hope, and friendship is a good one to share, especially now, and I hope that comes across in these cards. 💙
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Wishing you a relaxing weekend,
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