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Trio of Thank You Cards

Hi, again, Re-Inkers!  It's Andrea back with you today sharing a trio of fall-inspired "thank you" cards.  For all three cards, I used Neat & Tangled's Oak Leaf Stamp Set with the coordinating dies and my Gansai Tambi watercolors.


I began my cards by wetting some watercolor paper with clean water and then layered on various colors of paint.  I kept my brush fairly wet so that the colors would mix and mingle.  After each layer, I dried the paint with my heat tool before adding the next layer.  I forgot to count the number of layers, but it was around four or five, I believe.  Let me tell you, the first couple of layers looked like a hot mess, but I love how the leaves ultimately turned out.


Once my watercoloring was dry, I die-cut the outline of the leaf.  Using some metallic paper from my stash, I die-cut the veins with the other die in the set and adhered that on top of the outline.


After adhering each leaf to some ivory cardstock, I matted them with more of the metallic paper.  Onto strips of vellum, I stamped a sentiment from the Oak Leaf stamp set with Versamark and heat-embossed them with gold and copper embossing powders.  I wrapped the vellum strips around the leaf panels and adhered them to the back before adhering the panels to cardbases made from kraft cardstock.


Thank you for stopping by!  






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  1. Beautiful cards. I can hardly wait to give this a try.

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  2. Oh my ! You did a really great job with these cards !

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