Make a Thank You Card for Medical Workers with Heat Embossed Ombre Effect

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. Have you gotten your vaccine yet? I recently got my second dose to become fully vaccinated and I made a thank you card to go with it. I love heat embossing because it’s so quick and simple, but always provides such a big wow factor. And I added a twist this time by creating the ombre effect! Let me know if you have ever tried heat embossing with different colors.

Skill: Beginner

Directions:

Art Supplies

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Other products:
  • Honey Bee Stamps Bless Your Heart  
  • Heat Gun
  • Neenah Solar White cardstock 
  • Stamparatus 
  • Antistatic powder tool 

 

 

Create Beautiful Appreciation Card for Your Teacher

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By Alison Heikkila

Hello! It’s getting close to the end of the school year, and between last year and this year, teachers have been champions, in my opinion. They’ve done so much for our students, learned so many new things themselves over the past year, that honoring them with a handmade card is a simple way to thank them for all of their dedication. I decided to combine Memento Markers with the Calypso Kaleidacolor Ink Pad and the March 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit to create a special card that’s perfect for any teacher.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 45 Minutes, plus drying time

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp the tree from the My Monthly Hero March 2021 kit on to Memento-friendly paper with VersaFine Ink. I used Smooth Bristol Cardstock.

 

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Step 2

Color the tree using Memento Markers. My list of colors is below.

Step 3

Die cut the tree.

 

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Step 4:

Cut an additional piece of Smooth Bristol cardstock, cut to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4.”

Step 5

Push the Calypso Kaleidacolor Ink pad directly into your Imagine Craft Mat and spray with water. *Please note, I opted to use a larger brush than the one pictured here. Please see the supplies list for details.

 

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Step 6

Begin painting the Calypso inks on to the Bristol cardstock. Use waters to help blend colors, and hold the tree up to the cardstock occasionally to see if you like your placement of colors. I worked diagonally, in the order the colors are in the ink pad.

 

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Step 7

Continue working your way down the cardstock, blending colors as you go. I left a bit of a border around the edge of (most) of the Bristol.

 

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Step 8

Once the panel is fully painted, let dry. Or, you can speed up the process with a heat tool. You can see how beautiful and vibrant the colors are, even after they’ve been watered down.

 

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Step 9

Stamp your sentiment with VersaFine Clair Ink in Twilight. I assembled my sentiment with words from a Recollections stamp set.

 

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Step 10

Create your card base out of black cardstock, cut to 10″ x 7.”

Step 11

Adhere the painted panel to the card base.

Step 12

Apply foam tape or pop dots to the back of the tree and adhere it to the card.

 

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Step 13

Adhere Sparkle Blends to the card using On Point Glue.

 

Art Supplies

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VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black

Memento Markers in Rick Cocoa, Toffee Crunch, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Ladybug, Potter’s Clay, Dandelion, Summer Sky, Desert Sand, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Lulu Lavender, Tangelo, Elderberry, Grape Jelly, Cantaloupe, Bahama Blue. 

Kalediacolor Ink in Calypso

VersaFine Clair Ink in Twilight

On Point Glue

 

Other

Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero March 2021 Kit

Doodles Paper Playground: Clearly in Love

Canson: Smooth Bristol Cardstock

Princeton: Snap! Size 10 Round Watercolor Brush

Recollections: Sentiment stamps and Black 110 lb cardstock

 

How To Make Your Own DIY Thank You Card

by LeeAnn McKinney

LeeAnn here with my last video of 2020. This year sure did go by fast, however, I am so ready for 2021 to begin, what about you?

For my final cardmaking project, I am bringing you a fun and gorgeous Gold Thank You card on black paper.  I love creating and crafting with embossing powders, so I did a lot of it with this one. Here you will see a silver and gold theme expressing, “Thanks for everything you do!”

Art Supplies

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Other Products Used:

  • Recollections 110lb Cardstock White and Black
  • Picket Fence Studios Background Stamp
  • Create And Inkspire Thanksgiving Stamp

5-minute Card – Stunning One-layer Denim & Copper Card for Guys

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by Nicole Watt 

Whether a coworker, family member, or friend, guys need to know they’re appreciated too! Whip up this amazing one-layer thank you card inspired by your favorite denim jeans. Ink blending and simple stenciling with Tsukineko inks make this a breeze!

Skill: Intermediate to Advanced
Time: 5 minutes

Directions

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Learn How to Make a Butterfly Thank You Card

Hello Crafty Friends! Annie Collins here with a quick and easy stenciled butterfly thank you card. See how I make two different versions of the same card design by a simple color change from pink to blue. 

Skill: Intermediate 
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

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Other

  • Mroowvibes – Thank You Stamp and Die
  • Glossy Cardstock
  • Strathmore Cold – Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock – White
  • Recollections Brand Mandala Stencil
  • Michelle’s Sparkling Creations: Jewels – Fuchsia, Pink and Teal

 

Create Crazy Depth in One Layer Thank You Card with Vertigo and StazOn

Create Crazy Depth in One Layer Thank You Card with Vertigo and StazOn

Say Thank You with VERTIGO! One of the nice follow-ups to the holiday gift-giving season is a personally made Thank you card. We feel making a Thank You card with Vertigo is a little extra love to share. If you don’t know this surface, click the link below and get some in your hands! It is mesmerizing, versatile, and easy to use! Watch while Nicole adds layer after layer of StazOn to create a crazy depth-defying effect and brings it all together with a negative die cut finish.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

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