Janet here again, as a change from making all your Christmas Cards, why not try making these Thank You cards to send after Christmas or throughout the year. They were made using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Stencils, and are really easy to make.
I first had to distress the front sheet, (I used watercolour paper). To get the two tone shading on the background I used the lightest shades of distress ink . Gently moving over the paper in a circular motion using the mini blending tool. After the watercolour paper was covered to my liking, I placed the Scribbles stencil on top and used masking tape to stop it from accidentally moving. I then used the darker shades of distress ink and very gently started to dab this on the stencil to bring out the pattern of the stencil.
I didn’t like the way the purple card turned out, distress inks are reactive with water, so I sprayed water droplets to add some interest.
After it was dry, I stuck the card front onto Bazzill natural cardstock. For the sentiment I used the ‘thank you’ stamp from Altenew’s Painted Butterflies clear stamps. This was stamped on white cardstock which I made into a banner. On the pink, purple and blue cards I distressed a small piece of watercolour paper with the darker colour to offset behind the white banner. For the green card I used a piece of dark green cardstock.
The colours used were:- Blue card (Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers), Green card (Shabby Shutters and Pine Needles), Pink card ( Pickled Raspberry and Festive Berries), and Purple card (Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves).