Elegant Tri-lingual Thank You Card

Some time ago I fell in love with this card on Becca Feeken’s blog. I needed an elegant thank you card for a family that speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese, so I decided to make my version of her card for them.

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In case you’re interested, here’s how it was made:

The card base is 8.5″x11″ cream cardstock folded in half and the edges were distressed by sponging on Ranger’s Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen.

Four Spellbinders Victorian Corners were die cut and embossed from lavender cardstock and attached to the corners.

Then a piece of 7.75″x4.75″ lavender cardstock was cut (not attached until after the bow is added).

The next layer is a 7.5″x4.5″ piece of cream cardstock. Stamps from the following sets were stamped randomly with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink in Milled Lavender and Old Paper and with Memento Tuxedo Black (first stamped on a scrap piece of paper to make it a lighter grey/black): 7 Gypsies #17968 Trosseul and #17853 Avignon; Darcie’s JCS141 and JCS142; and Recollections #258406. Ranger’s Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen was randomly sponged over the page and the edges were distressed by rubbing them against a thread cutter.

Spellbinders Heirloom Oval was cut and embossed in both lavender and cream The inner cream section was sponged with Ranger’s Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen. “Thank You” from Justrite Sentimental Flowers was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. It was placed inside the lavender outer Heirloom Oval and both were affixed to the stamped and distressed cream layer. “Gracias” and “Obrigado” from Technique Junkies #S226 The Language of Kindness set were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Decorative pearls were attached.

Justrite Sentimental Flowers were stamped on cream cardstock and colored with Copic markers (V06,12,15; YG17,61; G09), fussy cut, sponged with  Ranger’s Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen and attached with foam squares.

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Three Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms were cut from cream cardstock, embossed and stenciled with  Ranger’s Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen, rolled up and glued their bases. Two leaves were cut and embossed from cream cardstock and colored with Tombow light green and dark olive pens. A lavender ribbon was tied around the purple and cream layers and the flowers and leaves affixed, then the whole layer was attached to the card base.

Since I’ll be hand delivering the card, I don’t have to worry about getting an envelope that won’t squish it in the mail… The only drawback to these lovely 3d cards!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-D.Ann

 

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