Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop! Our team is a group of demonstrators who love to make beautiful things. Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy! If you hopped over from the super talented Marisa, welcome to the next stop. For May, our theme is Never Enough Thanks! You may have heard of the hashtag fun going around for birthdays (#imbringingbirthdaysback), well we are bringing thanks yous back! Yep, #imbringingthankyousback !
I think that thank you cards are actually what I make the most but I love them! Faced with the prospect of the theme, somehow I froze. What to make? Who should it be for? Retiring items or new products? Oh the pressure! *smile* Ok, not really but I did kind of go blank. So I decided to go a little artsy. I took some watercolor paper and got it wet where I wanted color and then added some Melon Mambo ink. At first, I was thinking to make it all one color and use a new suite from the catalog but then I thought that it needed something more. So I added Daffodil Delight too. When I say added, I just added a little more water and then smooshed my Aquapainter into the ink and dropped it onto the water. And it spread around and became totally cool. I took the same brush (without more ink) and placed it around the pink to add variety. And then the hardest part, just sit it aside to dry. I worked on another card…..one of yesterday’s to be exact. Once it was dry, I sent it through the Big Shot and cut out the sentiment with Greetings Thinlits. The thick paper had a few of those dots that sometimes happen (from the holes to help free your paper) so I ran it back through the Big Shot between just the two plates to flatten it. Then I cut out some Thick Whisper White that had foam tape attached to the back with the same thinlet. Because I wanted the whole panel to pop up onto my card base, I added a white panel behind the sentiment negative to allow a place to attach the positive. I added a little more detail with a Wonky Stitched Die and then I just stacked the cutouts where the original sentiment had been cut out. A Melon Mambo base to make it even brighter and some sequins leftover from Paper Pumpkin for more fun! Just a quick reminder….this die set is retiring. So make sure you have it before it is gone!!
So, I have a confession to make. I haven’t mailed this yet. They may kick me out for not following the rules! But I can tell you that this is going to an awesome mom who has been the team manager for my younger son’s soccer team this year and, truthfully, it will be hand delivered. So I only kind of sort of fail in the month’s instructions — we were to make a card and actually send it! My friend is bright and happy and always keeps the rest of us parents on track. This card makes me think of her!
I hope you will be inspired to make some thank you cards this month and you too can join us with our hashtag! We’ll be watching for it! Now you get to go over to my dear friend Jeanna who I just KNOW will make you smile!
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Paper: Melon Mambo, Thick Whisper White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor; Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight; Accessories: Big Shot, Greetings Thinlits, Wonky Stitched Dies (My Favorite Things), Aquapainter, Foam Tape (3M), Sequins, Dimensionals