Have you got all your weekend
chores done? Good for you!
Now it is time to sit back and
relax and what better place to
start than with Jane Castle's
Thank You card........
"At this time of year it's so easy to concentrate
solely on Christmas but it's probably a good
idea to have a couple of cards ready made
and 'In the Bank' as to speak for those
Not only for a fabulous gift but dinner parties,
drinks gatherings with neighbours
and then there's 'New Year' parties.
Today I'd like to share with you a card that
can easily be adapted using different colours
if it's for a male or depending on what
you might have in your 'crafting stash'.
I started by preparing my outer frame, for this I painted
a piece of smooth white card with Mud Splat paint.
Once dry it was then given a coat of Weathered Wood,
left to dry again and then a final coat of Blush
This was then put to one side as I wasn't sure
at this stage how large I would need
to make my aperture.
Using the following stamp set and inks I proceeded
to build up the layers of my wild flowers.
The first to be stamped was the cow parsley,
this was heat embossed with white EP.
Then I gradually filled in the bunch using 2 other
stamps from the same set.
Finally I added a few hand drawn stems using a
After trimming to size I punched 2 holes,
1 each side of the stems, threaded some
ribbon through and tied a bow.
After cutting my frame to size I then decided to
add some narrow lace to the inside of the aperture.
This was attached using narrow double sided tape.
A die cut tag was then stamped with my sentiment
and this was attached using a dragonfly brad.
Using a different sentiment on the tag this could be
adapted for many different occassions, so one could
make a couple of cards and add the tag when needed!"
Lace from sewing stash
What a lovely card Jane;
Just goes to show you don't need
a load of stamps and supplies
to make a stunning card