Monday, August 1, 2011

Etsy Inspired Thank You Card

When I browse Etsy I just sit in awe of the talented people that share their work on that site. If you have never visited it you really should. Etsy is a smorgasbord of handmade objects, vintage objects, and supplies to make them. Truly beautiful things can be found there.
I was searching artwork on Etsy last night and came across THIS beautiful mixed media piece. These prints are very popular right now. They are gorgeous and I thought hhhmmm....I can make a card similar to that with the First Edition DSP and the Sweet Floral Stamp I used for Friday's post. I really love how it turned out. The colors aren't as vibrant as the Etsy print because theirs is printed with a high quality printer, but I think the stamped version is beautiful! (Option: Heat embossing your image onto the First Edition DSP would really make the colors pop!)
There are so many stamps that would be perfect for this technique! If you want to try it yourself, keep in mind that you are stamping onto patterned paper and the bolder ink colors will work best. For my card I used Always Artichoke and Night of Navy. Experiment with a scrap piece to see what colors you like!
To get both colors onto that extra large stamp, I used my Stampin Spots. They are smaller versions of the larger ink pads Stampin Up makes. They are perfect for smaller jobs or when you want two colors on a stamp but don't want to have to use your markers!
This is a very simple and beautiful card! My card base is 5x7 and I ripped the edges of the First Edition DSP.
If you have any questions about this card simply email me at or comment here!
Enjoy your Monday!

1 comment:

  1. WOW!! This is gorgeous!!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #28 with a link back to your blog on 8-7-11. Stop by on Sunday and pick up your blog badge too!! If you wish to decline please email me at

    Take care
    Tiffany Bauer