I thought that I would look for a stamp set that I had the matching die so that I could just color and die cut the image and that is how these cards started. I picked out the Natural Beauties Stamp and matching die. I die cut the image first out of leftover cardstock. I used that as a template. After stamping my images I placed the template over them and insert the die. That makes it quick and easy to get a near perfect die cut. Next, I picked out several different cardstock colors and design papers. I got them all ready to put together.
Now the fun comes in. I love to color and so for me, it is relaxing and the special touch that I like to add to my cards. Ok, enough talking, here is what I did.
I mass produced four thank you cards in one afternoon.
My goal was to try to make them look different.
For this card, I added a die called Fishtail banner from Cheery Lyn Dies.
This image looks like there is a lot of coloring, but the flowers are little and color up quickly. I only used two or three copics markers in the same color family. To make things go faster, I did all of the same colors on each of the borders at the same time. You know, all of the yellows, greens etc.
For this one, I really changed it up as I was inspired by the design paper that I used and so I only used browns and got a more vintage look.
This stamp lends itself to a horizontal view, but it can be used for portrait view too. Here they are all together. This was a fun challenge and now I have a nice stash of Thank You cards.
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