Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More Thank You Cards

I needed more cards for Jayn's friends. Somehow or other, it's always easier to make a feminine pretty card, than for guys.

One of the things I like to do, especially when I have a big job ahead, is to lay out all my tools. I put my Best Glue Ever, my Embellie Gellie, my Perfect Crafting Pouch and my Perfect Cleaning Cloth right there to either side of my cutting mat. I usually set my Best Cleaner Ever bottle out also. Then I gathered just a few coordinating cardstocks, my stamps, and my embellishments.

Ever since I did my big household clean up and have my craft materials spectacularly organized in labelled, small, clear boxes, getting everything out AND putting everything away is so much easier. Smaller boxes ensure that everything stays very categorized. I feel much more productive.

I'm an edge-inker. I like to do it with multiple colors sometimes, and the Perfect Crafting Pouch helps so much with drying those pigment inks faster. For some of the cards I used some rub on sentiments to compliment the stamping.

You can see here the multiple colors of edge inking - green and brown.

I used craft foam and Eco-board to raise elements, and added small brads, laser cut chipboard shapes and Dew Drops (Robin's Nest) embellishments. You only need a tiny drop of Best Glue Ever, which is easy with the narrow spout on the bottle.

I used both wood plaques (swiped with Perfect Crafting Pouch) and Eco-Board pieces for stamping my Thank You message. Best Glue Ever handles every different kind of material, including wood, metal and plastic buttons, even when they are bumpy and uneven. I have a set of miniature playing cards that I'e been using for paper craft. They are quite shiny, so I swipe them with the PCP to help my ink adhere to the edges.

This particular card is actually intended as a birthday card. The sentiment is a rub-on.

For a couple, so not too girly, I hope.

For overseas friends

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