This was a card that at first I wasn't sure where I was going with it. I wanted to use the new Expression Thinlits words and I was in the mood to use the color Pool Party. I pulled out the cardstock and went to work. These Thinlits are super cute. They include the words Thankful, Merry and Love.
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You can view a video HERE that will show you how to use them. He mentions using wax paper to make it release from the die a little easier and that is what I did. It worked great. Take a couple of minutes to watch the video.
The background was made using the stamp set Truly Grateful (Holiday Catalog). I stamped it several times to cover the entire piece of cardstock (4" x 5 1/4"). It was really easy using the clear mount stamps and besides I was too lazy to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig. hehe I don't think you can really tell where it might have overlapped a little because with this design it doesn't really matter (in my opinion). I used the cute little alphabet stamp set ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers for the 4U. This is a great little inexpensive set that sells for just $19.95 and it only comes it clear, which makes it really easy for stamping and lining up. It would be great for not only cards, but scrapbooking too. I know it will go in my bag the next time I go to a crop. Oh, and last, but not least, I used the Candy Dots and the 7/16" Natural Trim. It's actually made from flax and cotton and gives a real earthy feel, which matches the background.
Colors used are Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar and Early Espresso.
Well thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today's post.