Hey Crafty Friends!
If you have never visited TheCraftyPickle before, Welcome! I was so happy to help Simon out in his first Inklipse blog hop! He has a great hop planned with lots of talent (and of course prizes!) I hope you will follow along with us!
If you have started at my blog first you can start at the beginning HERE
You should have arrived from Jess Gerstner’s blog.
So I have to tell you, I had this big video planned. I recorded my whole process and when I went to edit my video last night…. nada … nope not any footage. Darn it! So I apologize. I will have some more YouTube videos coming VERY soon! You can find my youtube HERE. Subscribe so you don’t miss out on the content I have coming in September! ….. On to today’s card!
I recently got some of Concord and 9th’s new release products from a Simon Says Stamp haul and I was super excited to get to play with them. I just loved the Hugs die that they came out with earlier in the year so of course I got the Thanks die too!
This die is so great for making a card extra special!
Now I have done the hugs die just how Concord & 9ths YouTube video instructed but this time I thought I would cheat a bit with the thanks die… I cut my paper to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 on either side. This was my base. I set that aside and took two pieces of distress precut cardstock and stamped them both with the Barnwood background stamp from Concord and 9th in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I then took an ink blending tool and some gathered twigs Distress ink and blended both card bases.
I set those panels aside for a bit to dry. Then I blended some distress inks on some scrap watercolor paper ( Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, and Crushed Olive) I cut the thanks word out of this scrap of blended cardstock. I then scored each piece of Barnwood stamped Distress paper down the middle. The thanks dies fit right in the grove of my score line and I ran them through my big shot just like that. This left me with two side panels to overlay on the card base side panels. I glued them both down securely using Bee Creative tape. Once that was finished I glued the extra thanks pieces over the base layer of the thanks die cuts. I stamped the heart full of…. sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment builder stamp set in versamark ink and embossed with Pale Gold embossing powder by WOW. Once cool I cut out using a Simon Says Stamp stitched banner die. Finally I cut out some wheat and a leaf from Concord & 9th’s Layering Leaves dies. I colored the die cuts with some wild honey Distress ink and added some pale gold embossing powder to them as well. I glued all the pieces to the front using Multi Medium Matte from Ranger.
I wanted the inside to be special too so I turned it into a gift card holder! First I used my clarity stencil brushes and a Dina Wakley stencil to create a layered leaf background ( Crushed olive and Twisted citron distress inks) Then I stamped my sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Kindness stamp set in the middle of the card base using the Hero Arts Autumn ombre ink pad.
Finally I cut out a little gift card envelope from Mama Elephant’s Venice die set. I had the inside flap match the leaf background of the card base inside and the rest I used an ink blending tool and some wild honey Distress ink. For a finishing touch I added one of the layering leaves to the envelope flap. The envelope was glued down to the base using Bee Creative tape.
I hope you enjoyed my card today! Your next stop in the blog hop is Crafty Max!
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Thank you again for stopping by. Check back here next week for Honey Bee Stamps Honey Hop on Thursday Aug 25th!
Have a fabulous weekend!
98 thoughts on “Inklipse Blog hop!”
Awesome cards, especially the thanks gatefold card.
I just absolutely love this card. I can see so many different occasions to use this style. Thank you so much for sharing. I am so sorry about the video, I bet it would have been great. Maybe next time.
Very lovely , I love who you put things together.
Wow, really nice cards! There are lots of hearts of them then I really liked one was that barn texture that you used as the background with your blended inks it is really striking. And the way you did your pocket card was really cute too, I will look for your videos in the future.
Parts of them, not hearts of them as I do not recall seeing any hearts…
I might as well add that the leaf that was gold embossed was especially pretty. Maybe because it was wild honey Ink that was then embossed with gold embossing powder and the combination just beautiful! I love the distress inks but if I had to pick just one to be my favorite I think it would be wild honey I love love love that color.
Such an elegant and beautiful card, thanks for sharing!
I really like this card – it is awesome! Denise
Love this card!
What an absolutely fabulous card! Love the colors!
I love the gift card holder inside the card! Ingenious!!!!! Such a gorgeous card with so many perfect die elements to accent the wood background 🙂
Love gift card holder card. I may have to borrow it as I do a few gift cards for Christmas and this was adorable. Thanks for inspiring.
Very clever card design! Love it.
What a beautiful card! This is my first time at your blog, and I am excited to join! Thank you for sharing.
Fabulous card! I love the colors and the stamps and dies you used! Love the Barnwood Background and the Layering Leaves die… both on my wish list! And the gift card holder inside is a real treat! Great details and colors on your project!
Love your card and really like the inside!
Beautiful card, love the stenciling and gift card holder!
I love the wood finish, the large Thanks and kindness sentiments, and the multi purpose card of thanks and a place for a gift. Love your card.
Beautiful card. I want to get the thanks & hugs dies so bad. They have moved to the top of my wish list now
Wow! Even the inside of the card is amazing! I LOVE how you inked the wood background. And what a cute little envelope inside! Great idea.
Wowza what a stunner of a card, inside and out! Love love love it!
Awesome project. Love the design and thanks for the inspiration:)
Very nice Thank You card. The colors are great, good for the fall.
Oh Teniesa, this is AMAZING! Just beautiful!
Sorry, Taniesa, I misspelled your name…Ooops!
A wonderfull card with a lovely surprise on the inside. I really like the whole look of it.
I’m so happy to “meet” you in this hop. Your card is terrific, inside and out. I love the design and all the little details.
Your card is awesome. Too bad about the video but your instructions are great.
What a stunning card! I love the gold on the barnwood front piece. I must try that. Love the little envelope on the inside. It’s all so fabulous!
Oh my goodness… I absolutely love your card!! It is so beautiful and I just love the inside of your card too!!!
Fabulous card and great ideas.
Oh wow, what a fab card! Love the little pocket on the inside too 🙂
Great card! I love the gift card pocket inside!
Wow, what a fabulous card. Thanks for the inspiration.
This is so BEAUTIFUL. Well done.
Love love the card! So beautiful!
Gorgeous cards and textures!
Really stand out, beautiful cards!
Your card is beautiful…love the wood look. It reminds me of Fresh autumn air.
I love,love, love that wood stamp !! Great cards!!
Wow! Absolutely stunning!!!! I love both your cards!
Taniesa, I LOVE this card.now l’m just going to have to get one of these dies and try them. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Thank you for sharing!!
Love the rich gold tones of this card.
FABULOUS card Taniesa! LOVE the HAPPY surprise inside:))
Reblogged this on COFFIN CARDS & CREATIONS and commented:
I can’t find the place to comment on your post. I hope you get this. Your card is extra special and would be great to give to a guy.
What a wonderful card for a guy! PS….Finally, I found the place to comment!
Two beautiful cards! I loved the first especially, because of the Barnwood background!! So precious!
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS card, LOVE IT, inside and out!!!
The wood panels and split thanks look AMAZING!!!
THANK YOU for sharing 🙂
What a SUPER cool card – such a great idea and so well made – just BEAUTIFUL!!!