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Smile and Thank You | Keeway Tsao

Smile and Thank You | Keeway Tsao

Hi crafty friends! It's great to be back here to share another pair of cards using various products from the recent October release! I created two completely different cards, but both using similar color schemes with primarily pink, purple, and yellow/gold.

My first card is simple and elegant. I used the Folklore die to create this beautiful die cut inlaid panel out of white card stock. I popped out only pieces in the center floral star to create the window for an ink blended background to show through. I immediately used my tape runner generously behind the rest of the panel to secure all the other pieces so that they don't fall out.

Then I added it on top of the ink blended background that I had created with Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, and Antique Linen distress oxide inks.

Next, I used the Smile Die to cut the word three times out of white card stock, and once out of gold mirror card stock. I layered them together with the gold layer on top for the extra thickness. On a piece of soft purple card stock, I heat embossed a sentiment picked out from the My Favorite Things to Say stamp set in white. I trimmed it down to a thin strip and added it below the 'smile.'

And lastly, I added a touch of ink splatter using the Wilted Violet distress ink and also added some final touches using the Metallic Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops. I set the card to dry and later added it to an A2 top fold base.

My next card pays homage to my love for copic coloring. For this card, I picked out the Lush Greenery stamp set to start out with. I had recently returned from Kauai, Hawaii, and was so inspired by all the greenery that I wanted to create a card with a lot of foliage. Although we immediately think to use greens when working with greens, there are tons of plants that don't have just green leaves, so I also threw in some purples, pinks, orange, and yellows in my coloring.

One of the foliage images is not going to cover the length of a horizontal A2 card, so I stamped two of them and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. However to give it a cohesive look, I simply fussy cut against the lined image only on a small portion of one of the images to overlap it without it being noticeable. Can you see where the cut is? You'll have to really look closely!

My background was ink blended with the same Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, and Antique Linen used in the first card. I heat embossed the words 'thank you' from the Folk Mandala stamp set in white right in the center. The top and bottom of the card is also framed off with some white card stock.

That's it from me today! Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

4 comments

4. Oct 22, 2018

Both cards are gorgeous
and love the colors.
Carla from Utah

Carla Hundley
3. Oct 22, 2018

Love these beauties!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe
2. Oct 22, 2018

So pretty – really love that color combination!

Margaret
1. Oct 22, 2018

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the one mainly in white. Very elegant!!

Linda BL

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