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Wed 03

Floral Thank You Cards
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  I don't know about you, but this time of year I need a lot of thank you cards.  I have been freezing lately, so I really wanted to make some Spring-themed cards instead of cold, wintery cards.  My cards became thank you cards, but they could have just as easily become cards for other occasions. 

For my post today, I wanted to share a trio of cards I made using the new Cheery Flower Collage die.  It is a floral circle window die, and I used the exact same layout for each card.  I simply changed the color of the Distress Oxide inks I used for the backgrounds.  I started each background with scraps of smooth 80lb white cardstock and sponged three colors of ink on top before splattering each background with water to create a splotchy look.  To finish each of the cards, I added a stitched circle frame around the floral window.  I thought the stitches added a nice embellishment to the card.  As a finishing touch, I added a sentiment from the Sentimental Iris clear set. 


Distress Oxide Inks used- Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans.  Sentiment- Versafine Deep Lagoon


Distress Oxide Inks used- Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves.  Sentiment- Versafine Satin Red


Distress Oxide Inks used- Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet. Sentiment- Spanish Moss

The last thing I added to the card was mini epoxy stickers to the center of each of the flowers.

I hope everyone is staying warm!







Beautiful cards, Laura. What kind of paper did you use for the Distress Oxide inks? Smooth? Watercolor?

Que preciosas están las tarjetas.

Hi Linda. Laura here. I added more information in my post about the paper and applying the inks. I thought maybe there would be others who might also want the information.

Love this design!

The cards are beautiful and refreshing, especially, since this Artic Blast of weather. I LOVE the colors and design, great, great job. TFS.

They are all beautiful!

I really love these cards. The colors are so nice and the die is great.

Wow, Laura. These are amazing! Can't pick a favorite, they are all so beautiful.

This is such a great set of cards !

These are beautiful, and they do make me smile on this dreary, foggy day. Thank you for sharing them.

Love the background and dies used!

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