Wow. I finally got a chance to stamp! I really needed to make some thank you cards so I had to set aside everything else and get to it! I even came up with 2 versions: mailable (read - no bumps) at no extra charge, and mailable but for an extra fee due to bumps.
This is the first version.
I really like it because even though their are no buttons, bows or brads, it is still fancy. That is what makes punches and the Big Shot indispensable in my opinion!
This is the jazzed up version with a bow and button.
I was a little hesitant to use my aquapainter on Very Vanilla cardstock but it worked just fine. I was careful to use the water at a minimum to prevent warping. To achieve the intense color around the berries I used a marker straight to the paper. Then I picked up some ink from the ink pad with my aquapainter and added some "thinned out" color. The berries are pure marker.
Stamps: Bells and Boughs, Curly Cute
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Regals Paper Stack dsp
Ink: Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, and Black Stazon
Other: Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon, Aquapainter, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Button, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Lace Ribbon Border Punch
Thanks for stopping. Happy Friday!