Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Thank you cards with alcohol ink backgrounds

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a set of notecards I made for my son to use as Thank You cards.  I'm running late so they needed to be really quick and easy.  But since I'm not big on mass producing, I needed a bit of variety to them.  Yay for Quietfire dies!  Did you know that there are 3 different "Thank you/Thanks" word dies available?  You would think you only need one but I find that having them in different sizes and arrangement really helps.

First, I finally jumped on the alcohol ink background so I had a bunch of them laying around.  Most were on the 5"x7" Yupo paper so I simply cut them in half and adhered them to a white card base.  And then I got a little more creative with cuts.

After deciding on the shape of the background layer, I die cut all of the different "thanks" type of die cuts to see which one would look best with the different layouts.  I came up with these 4 different cards:

For the first card, I simply die cut the new Thank you 3 metal die and placed in on the bottom of the triangle.  I did add a layer of Crystal Effects on the die to add just a bit of depth to the die cut.

For the second card, an older Thanks die went perfectly in the angled background.

For the third card, I embossed in silver and split the background along the diagonal.  

The last one is simply an oval with a bit of washi tape along the bottom. I'm really glad I had all these different dies that said essentially the same thing because it made the different layouts I had come together easily.  Which was your favorite? 

Thank You 2 - Metal Cutting Die

Thanks - Metal Cutting Die

thank you - Metal Cutting Dies

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