Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A Bunch of Thanks

Hi Crafty Friends

I was asked by a club member if we could make a thank you card, and as I will be needing some thank you cards for my team at work, I thought it would be a good plan to get some done early.

I thought we'd have a bit of an experimental week, using inks and stencils. I need a lot more practice at this myself, but it's good fun trying out different effects. I just created two simple layouts so people could concentrate on making their own background papers.
I love this sentiment die - I think its Spellbinders (or possibly Sue Wilson); the stars are of course 'cheap as chips ...'

On this next one I kept the background quite plain, and inked and stencilled the stars while they were still in the dies, which gave them a border. I liked the effect it gave.

I did add some Tim Holtz mica spray which looks quite pretty in real life, but doesn't show up here.
Happy Crafting


  1. These are gorgeous cards Jan, wonderful thank you die and love these backgrounds, pretty stars and flowers.
    Hugs Pam x

  2. The simple designs are elevated beautifully by those gorgeous backgrounds, gorgeous work as always ( even quite like the orangey one lol) xxx