I could not resist this roses box card at the Silhouette Design Store by Snapdragon Snippets. Originally posted as a Valentines Day romantic vase containing a dozen deep, dark red roses, I lightened it up to use as a Thank You card and I had a blast making it! The directions at the Needlesnknowledge blog are terrific and the pictures are really well done. This card is a bit complex and I deeply appreciate the time and energy that went into the instructions. I used a variety of patterned papers, mostly from SEI, and I used Distress Inks with a blending tool to do the shading. The "Thanks" is a Silhouette cut file from Jamie Koay. This was a lot of fun! I do love my Silhouette Cameo.
I decided it was time to make a card with no die cuts! This is a thank you card using Heidi Swapp and Tim Holtz Distress Ink sprays as a base. One of my guilty pleasures is getting inky and messy, and this card scratched that itch. I started with a rubber stamped image that I embossed in white and then covered with layers of spray inks. I dried the inks between colors and wiped them off the white embossing. In the middle of adding the ink layers I did some stenciling with Tim Holtz Distress white paint.
Once I had a panel that pleased me I used a rectangle die (only one) to cut it up, creating an outside border piece and an inside piece. I trimmed the inside piece a little to create more of a separation, added a few photo corners (Heidi Swapp oldies but goodies!) and used adhesive o attach the panels I added the beaded wired pieces with glue dots, added the small chipboard heart in the lower right for corner, and stamped "thanks." Of course, i didn't really think about the fact that the surface would not take stamping ink well and I ended up having to fill in the k and the s with a matching pen. In the future I would use a die cut for the "thanks," I think, rather than a stamp. Oh well. I still really like the card and I really enjoyed making a card with no die cuts!
Hi! I love all things paper. I love scrapbooking and making cards, and I also do quilling, paper engineering (LOVE pop-ups!), and general paper crafts. I live in Raleigh, NC, with my husband, two dogs, one cat, and 6 Cichlids (very scrappy fish).