Hi Everyone! Welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh & My Sweet Petunia Co-Hop! You should have arrived here from Angelica’s post, Caly will be next and I’ll have links to both at the end of this article. And of course there is a giveaway involved, I’ll have details of that at the end too.
I decided to use my MISTI stamping platform to easily and quickly mass produce some thank you cards, it’s never a bad idea to have enough on hand. I started with seven pieces of Arches water color paper cut to 4 1/2 X 4 1/2. Then I went to my Pinkfresh ink pads and had some fun putting colors together, just picking colors that I thought might look good with each other. Keeping in mind that when I add water to the paper and stamp the colors will blend a little bit.
I spritzed the water color paper till it was just dampened and put it in the corner of the MISTI. I arranged the lovely wreath stamp, from Pinkfresh’s Floral Elements stamp set, face down on top of the paper and closed the lid of the MISTI to grab it.
Then I pulled out some finger daubers and my first combo of colors and started to randomly place ink down on the wreath stamp, not worrying at all about being careful. Now for the first 3-4 cards it remained random, after that I got the idea to put one color on the blooms and the other color on the leaves. And while I think I liked it better that way, I also think they all turned out pretty so I regret nothing.
When the color was down on the stamp, I very lightly spritzed a little on to the stamp to get the colors moving together, then pressed it down onto the damp paper. Now and again there would be an area that had stamped too cleanly, I just sprayed that area with a tiny bit more water to get the colors to spread out more. Then I cleaned the stamp and put another square of paper into the stamping platform and repeated the process till I had about seven stamped squares. (One of them just didn’t work out very well, so I ended up with six finalists.)
I left the stamp where it was in the MISTI and let the water colored cards dry, then they went back in so that I could heat emboss them with silver, gold or copper embossing powders. Then they were die cut and popped up with foam tape on to some circle die cut card stock, again just whatever color I thought worked best with each card. There was a lot of fun color mixing and matching going on!
I used a delicate thank you die to cut out a whole bunch of sentiments from various colored card stocks and all that was left was to add some fun bling! That’s always optional if you’re not a glittery/glimmer-y type of card maker.
I really hope that this has inspired you to make your own stack of quick and easy thank you cards, so that you feel ready to share a thank you at any time.
Pssst! Pinkfresh’s weekend sale gives the perfect excuse to pick up some fun colors to make this project with. Pinkfresh Studio is offering 15% off in-stock full size ink pads using the code INKPADS15. The code is valid from Friday, 8/7 at 7 am CST through Sunday, 8/9 at 11:59 pm CST.
The giveaway today will be $50 gift card! One from each company, chosen from comments left across the hop. The more comments left the better your chances of winning. The winners will be announced on Friday, August 14th, and will be posted on the MISTI blog, and on the Pinkfresh winners page.
Thanks so much for coming by!!