Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stitches & Swirls Thank You Note and a Tutorial.

I usually only post on The Paper Temptress blog once every two weeks but one of the design team members was sick and caring for sick children so I offered to post for her.  I ended up not only making a card but doing a tutorial too!  I hope you enjoy it!
It's always nice to have Thank You notes on hand so I decided to make one for today's post.  I thought it would be fun to show you how to make your own designer paper.  I used a great stamp set by Paperty Ink called Stitches & Swirls.
I used gray ink on the card that I made.  The stamp set is made of clear polymer so it didn't really show up with the gray ink so I made another background using black ink on the stamp shown here:
I used my favorite paper for copics which is Cryogen White.  Cryogen is kind of sparkly when seen at certain angles in the light.  First step is to make sure that you have scratch paper underneath the paper you are stamping on.  Instead of stamping the image in the center of the card, I stamped it in the bottom left-hand corner.  As you can see, some of the ink stamped onto the scratch paper underneath.  The two papers are almost exactly the same so I moved the Cryogen over so you could see the scratch paper.
I turned the paper over and stamped the image again onto the bottom left hand corner.  I placed the one I finished on the left side of the photo so you can kind of see how the stamped image on the right is similar to how I stamped it on the first one.

I colored the flowers and leaves with copics and tries to give it somewhat of a soft touch.
I colored the flowers and leaves with copics and tries to give it somewhat of a soft touch.  I used Amethyst for the frame and the word "Thanks".  I love the shimmer of the paper.  A great hint is to cut out the center of the frame just smaller than the paper that you are framing so that you can use it for other projects as shown in the photo below.

Here is the finished card again.  I added some lace, floral ribbon and some little pearls for a final touch.
Thank you for stopping by!   I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial today.  Have a great week!


Anita said...

Wow! This is stunning! This is my favorite paper.

Shirley said...

Wow, Nancy, a great tutorial and a beautiful card! I really like the colors you chose, the trim, and your wonderful die cut sentiment too! I have bookmarked that stamp set!! Wow!