If you’d like a few tips for a pretty handmade thanks card for a friend, this one is a perfect fit! It’s simple, classy, even a little elegant. And full of gratitude!
With one dynamite greeting you might even make your friend tear up over!
Let’s see what I mean.
Isn’t it delightful?
A posy of delicate blooms underscores the simplicity of the greeting. And what a perfect saying! I bet you have more than one friend who fits this phrase beautifully!
One thing that’s always true is you can never go wrong with a set of all-occasion stamps. In this case, classic sans serif letters mixed with a casual brush script. There’s no better way to add some trendy panache to your card making.
These are the Something Fancy stamp set. And I think you need these in your craft stash!
It’s all about versatility. When you reach for a set over and over again, you’re really getting your money’s worth from your investment. And you can’t get much more versatile than a set of greetings for so many occasions. Here’s all 10 of them!
Whether you need to help celebrate a wedding, or send belated birthday greetings or express your gratitude, you won’t go wrong with this set.
Whatever colours you use? The greeting is going to get noticed!
And I guarantee you’ll use it over and over again.
See how perfect it is on this sympathy card.
Tips for Pretty Handmade Thanks Card for a Friend
Don’t you think sometimes it’s the tips in the card creation process that allow you to make a card that’s not just perfectly adequate but over-the-top special?
Here are 4 to help you create amazing cards!
1.Use subtle colours for an unexpected POP!
Amazing cards don’t need to feature big, bold colour all the time. Choose from the Subtles palette to design a card that draws the card recipient in for a closer look. Keep to the same palette for the cut-out flowers and leaves so they blend nicely with the card itself.
2.Add some drama with a textured surface.
Do you ever get cards from someone where you just run your hand over them because they just begged to be touched?
I sure do! 😋
So to mimic that, pick your favourite embossing folder and dress up a plain Blushing Bride panel. I used the Timeworn Type folder. Again it’s an understated, almost rustic impression and the mix of typerwriter letters and open spaces creates more interest for your friend.
3.Layer on similar (or the same) colours.
Although you could always choose a white or green card base for this card, choosing the same colour as the embossed panel adds a flawless face.
Then pull the same colour in for your ink and a few of the flowers themselves for a totally cohesive design.
For the other flowers, pick a sparkly paper like the new Fine Shimmer pink and one other colour that complements and doesn’t detract from the softness of the card. The Fresh Freesia is one of my favourites.
And probably the green I reach for the most to make leaves is Pear Pizzazz. Sprinkle these around randomly to add visual interest.
4.Use 3D to Your Advantage.
This is where your Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals work as tiny powerhouses to make instant POW!!
Note some of the petals are glued straight down to the label. Yet others are popped up. This again creates texture your friend will love!
If you’d like even more tips, try these 4 easy tricks to step up your card making to WOW your friends!
“Tip” Your Hand in Your Card Making!
There are so many ways to take your designs into the stunning category!
And a wealth of TIPS around to help you do just that. In fact that’s one of the areas where I really love to share. You’ll always find I sprinkle a bunch of card making tips to help make your play time more enjoyable. And easy. And cost effective.
Find more of the tips I’ve shared by clicking here.
Here are all the supplies I used – click on this list that you can print, pin or order from. I really appreciate you ordering with me and supporting my Design with Jo business.
I hope you picked up a few tips about how to add versatility into your card making. And also how to use them for a pretty handmade thanks card for a friend they’ll think is so special, they’ll tear up when they open the envelope!