All Things Thanks Glossy Dragonfly Pond
P retty thank you card using Stampin' Up! products and a fun, easy technique with Glossy Cardstock.
Cut cardstock and foil sheets pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Old Olive Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Night of Navy Cardstock
- 3-3/4" x 5" from Glossy White Cardstock
- 3/4" x 3" from Old Olive Cardstock
- 2-3/4" x 3-1/2" from Night of Navy Cardstock
- 2-3/4" x 3-1/2" from Silver Foil Sheets
Lay the Glossy White Cardstock glossy side up on your work surface. Drop a few drops of Old Olive Classic Ink Refill and a few drops of Night of Navy Classic Ink Refill randomly on the bottom and up the left side of the glossy cardstock. Spritz the cardstock with water (an old Stampin' Mist bottle filled with water works great). Allow the ink to run and bleed together. You can tip the cardstock a little to help blend the colors together. Blot off excess ink and water using a paper towel. Then, use a clean paper towel to polish the cardstock and remove any patterns created by the weave of the paper towels. Set the glossy cardstock aside to let it dry.
Unlock the Banner Triple Punch. Hold the punch upside down so you can see the punching area. Slide the strip of Old Olive Cardstock into the punch as far as it will go and center it in the punching area. Punch.
Mount one of the long, skinny sentiments of your choice from the All Things Thanks Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Night of Navy Ink Pad. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the strip about 3/8" in from the notch with the notched edge on the left.
Adhere the stamped sentiment strip to a small silver Metallic Foil Doily so the sentiment is centered over the doily.
Pick out the solid dragonfly thinlit from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. Place the smaller Night of Navy rectangle on the Cutting Pad on top of the Platform on the Big Shot. Place the solid dragonfly thinlit on top. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Pick out the smaller detailed dragonfly thinlit from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. Place the Silver Foil Sheets rectangle on the Precision Base Plate on top of the Platform on the Big Shot. Place the smaller detailed dragonfly thinlit on top. Place a Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot. Use the Die Brush to remove the pieces from the die.
Use a tiny piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive on the back of the detailed silver foil dragonfly (behind the thickest part of the body) to adhere the detailed silver foil dragonfly to the solid Night of Navy dragonfly.
If the glossy cardstock is dry, adhere the sentiment/doily to the upper right side of the glossy cardstock so the edges of the doily are about 1/4" in from the right and top edges of the glossy cardstock. Use Paper Snips to trim off any excess Old Olive Cardstock.
Adhere the glossy cardstock to the center of the larger Night of Navy rectangle.
Cut a 6" piece of Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon piece across the card front so it covers the seam between the glossy cardstock and Night of Navy cardstock on the left side. Flip the layer over and fold the ends of the ribbon over. Adhere the ends of the ribbon in place with pieces of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape strips and add more SNAIL to the back of the cardstock. Adhere the card front to the front of the Old Olive card.
Cut a 7" piece of Silver Mini Sequin Trim. Cut a 4" piece of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine.
Fold the Mini Sequin Trim in half and lay it on the ribbon on the card front about 3/4" from the top. Tie it in place using the Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine. Trim the ends of the twine as close to the knot as you can.
Cut a 4" piece of Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon. Tie it to the ribbon on the cardfront in a half knot so that it hides the twine holding the sequin trim in place. Trim the ends of the ribbon and the sequin trim.
Use a Mini Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the dragonfly to the cardfront bottom at a slight angle.