20 August 2015

Fundamentally Thankful

Hi All! Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. (I'm in Glacier National Park today, and can't tell you how thankful I am to be surrounded by such rugged beauty!)

Meanwhile, back at the blog...

Today I'm sharing a thank you note that I created using paper from the Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack. Let's take a look:

For this card, I used a standard White Daisy card base and layered it with Smokey Plum cardstock.

For the decorative layer, I started with a base cut from the Smokey Plum Houndstooth paper from the Enchantment Fundamentals paper pack. I then used Thistle ink to color a 3x4 inch chevron patterned card from the For Always Picture My Life set. The card is originally black and white, but when colored with Thistle ink, it becomes Thistle and Smokey Plum. (How cool is that!) I then cut the card into a 2 1/2 x 4 inch banner. I also cut a banner from gold dot vellum from my stash. I then cut a piece of the fundamentals paper and a strip of White Shimmer Trim, and trimmed each to a point that mimics the chevron paper beneath them. I added all of these layers to the base layer with my mini stapler. For the sentiment, I used the August Stamp Of The Month set, Framed, for both the background and the "thanks." I stamped the background twice onto White Daisy cardstock using Smokey Plum ink. I then stamped the "thanks"(also in Smokey Plum) on one of the backgrounds. I fussy cut the background out of one of the impressions and fussy cut just the thanks pennant from the other. (You can see my inspiration for this technique here.) I layered those together and popped the whole thing up on a 2 inch scalloped circle that I punched from Smokey Plum cardstock with dimensional adhesive. I used more dimensional adhesive to attach the scalloped circle to the decorative layer. I then added the entire decorative to a piece of craft foam that I cut to be slightly smaller than the layer and added the whole thing to the card base. Finally, I added some gold sequins for a little extra somethin'. 

Here's a close-up that shows the dimension of the sentiment:

I hope you enjoyed this little thank you. Remember Close To My Heart is refreshing the fundamentals collections along with the Enchantment color palette, so these papers will retire at the end of this month. If you love these patterns and/or colors, stock up while you can. Furthermore, Close To My Heart is retiring the For Always Picture My Life set (along with several sets) at the end of the month as well. Here's a link to the retiring products. So stock up while you can and don't despair, there are a lot of new and exciting things coming your way September 1st!

Have a fantastic, gratitude-filled day!

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful, Kim! That smoky plum color is just stunning and I love it paired with the gold. Really beautiful color combo for fall. And a fabulous design, too. Loving the houndstooth print. Love the layered banner strips under the sentiment die cut, too!