P retty thank you card using a direct-to-paper technique and Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Starry Sky Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Gray Granite Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" from Gray Granite Cardstock
- 1-3/4" x 3-1/4" from Gray Granite Cardstock
- 1" x 5-1/2" from Orchid Oasis Cardstock
Insert the 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Gray Granite rectangle into the Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder. Use the line printed on the front flap of the folder to make sure it is lined up straight. Place the folder with the cardstock inside on the platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and run through the machine.
Place the dry embossed Gray Granite rectangle on some Grid Paper so the debossed (indented pattern) side is face up. Gently but firmly drag the open Starry Sky Ink Pad across the cardstock multiple times to cover the entire surface to the coverage you want. Don't press down too hard as you don't want too much ink getting into the indented patterns. It works best if you drag the short end of the open ink pad that does NOT have the finger well across the cardstock.
Adhere the dry embossed and colored Gray Granite rectangle to the center of the 4" x 5-1/4" Gray Granite rectangle and then to the front of the Starry Sky card.
Mount the sentiment of choice from the Nature's Prints Set on Block H. Ink it up with the Starry Sky Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the 1-3/4" x 3-1/4" Gray Granite rectangle.
Pick out the label die from the Natural Prints Dies. Put it on top of the stamped sentiment on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the sentiment is centered in the die. Run through the machine.
Adhere the sentiment label cut out to the front of the card in the center using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Pick out one of the longer, skinny leaf stem dies and two of the short leaf stem dies from the Natural Prints Dies. Put them on top of the Orchid Oasis strip on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. Make sure the dies do NOT overlap. Run through the machine. Use the paper-piercing tool on the Take Your Pick to remove the pieces.
Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen on the bottoms of the stem cut outs to adhere them to the front of the card as shown so the bottoms of the stems are tucked under the sentiment label cut out and the long stem and one short stem poke out on the upper right side and the other short stem pokes out near the center on the bottom edge.
Pick out one trinket from the Sprig Trinkets. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere it to the front of the card as shown so the base of the sprig is tucked under the lower left side of the sentiment label cut out.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up one silver flower from the sheet of Flowers Trinkets making sure you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere it to the front of the card so it is in the upper right corner of the sentiment label cut out.
Cut a 20" piece of the Orchid Oasis 1/8" Metallic Woven Ribbon.
Fold the ribbon in half. Tie a small bow in the center of the folded ribbon. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the double bow ribbon to the front of the card as shown so it is on the lower left side of the sentiment label cut out near where the stems disappear underneath.