Thank You Cards

Finally time to restart my blog after going through the first 3 months of dealing with a newborn and a toddler who turned 3 yesterday! Yikes. Time sure flies by. It’s not like I haven’t been crafting but I either was too lazy to write a post and posted it on Instagram or I totally forgot to take the pictures of the cards before sending them out! I know, a big mistake. But we all learn from our mistakes don’t we?

So since my toddler turned 3 yesterday, I’ll be throwing her a big party next week because I need some time to get together my handmade things that I planned to do for it in the middle of a move. I know. Too much on plate. But hopefully I’ll manage!

So today I am sharing the thank you notes that I am making for the guests that’ll come to the party. For this I am using a majority of Concord and 9th products, my new favorite company. I think I own a lot of their stuff by now (don’t tell the hubby 😉 ). 

For the first card I used the concord and 9th Thanks die from their newest release. This die is awesome and I guess this was the one they referred to as Hugs 2.0 their famous hugs die from 2 releases back! I may be wrong. I used it just like you are supposed to line up the hugs die from the video I saw of Greg using that die. You can find it at their Youtube channel. Also Jennifer Mcguire also made a very informative video about it. 

Then I covered the thanks word with Versamark ink and Tinsel Gold embossing powder by ranger and heat set that. After that I covered it with versa mark again and put clear embossing powder on it to lock that glitter embossing powder completely and give it a shiny enamel like appearance.

Then I cut 2 panels of wood background card stock into 4 by 1 & 7/8th and glued them on both sides. Lastly I sprinkled some Pretty Pink Posh Birthday sequins mix for Concord and 9th and glued it with Glossy Accents using the Quick Stickz tool. And I was done. Tadaaa!!

(I’ll edit the post tomorrow to add more pics and a few mistakes I made so you can avoid them since my toddler just decided to play with black versa fine ink pad as I am typing this and giving her a bath to avoid black in all over the house is a priority right now. This is what happens when mommy gets to blog. Arghh!!!)

For the 2nd card I used the give thanks stamp set from Concord and 9th and stamped it in rainbow colors using the tombow dual brush markers. Then I took gold Signo gel pen and drew free hand lines around the stamped leaf image to give it a more hand drawn look instead of using the coordinating die that I own 2. Using that in tomorrow’s card which is half done 😉 Then I added dots in the leaves and here and there around the word thanks to give it a more splattered look. Lastly I heat embossed the word thanks since it seemed to have lost between all the colors to make it stand out. (more details, bloopers and pics coming tomorrow). Stay tuned!

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