Thanks for Caring from a sketch

Here is my second card from a sketch by Robin Messenheimer. For this card I used my new favorite stamp set Thanks for Caring but made the card a thank you/thinking of you rather than a sympathy.


I used 2 sides of the same DSP paper from the Elegant Soiree pack  both cut to 5¼” wide by 2” high. I used a little strip of scotch tape to cover the seam on the back where the 2 papers butt together. This makes one piece out of 2 that I can then wrap with a piece of ribbon attach a bow with a brad and  adhere to the front keeping the brad closure hidden.

This is a cool trick I have seen used a lot where you place a hole (I used my piercer) where you want the center of your bow then loop your ribbon back and forth to create bow loops that you squeeze the brad around before putting it thru the hole. I like to make my bow – squeeze the brad prongs together then set aside while I loosely wrap my ribbon around the card then when I put the brad thru the hole I grab the ribbon on the card so it is also encased in the brad.

I adhered this panel to the card front and then stamped the Thanks for caring in Marina Mist on a piece of Very Vanilla CS which I punched out and then lightly sponged the edges, again with Marina Mist.The oval was adhered with Stampin dimensions.

Then I finished the inside with a butterfly from the same stamp set and some sponging on the edges. The bulk of the inside was left blank on purpose to write in.


Thanks for Caring Recipe:
Thanks for Caring 
Ink: Marina Mist
Paper: Marina Mist CS, Very Vanilla CS, Elegant Soiree DSP 
Accessories: Glimmer Brads Subtle, Marina Mist 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail, Wide Oval Punch

Look for more cards in my personal sketch challenge series. As the year continues I will also be trying to add sketches for cards I create entirely on my own.

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