Layers of Thanks

My general stamping style is CAS (clean and simple), but that often means I need to cram a great deal of interest into a small space–which is the case with today’s card.


The leaves were cut using one color of paper then accented by “water coloring” with a more intense ink color.  This is one of my favorite tricks.  I squeeze a little ink into the top of my lid (or drop a tiny bit of re-inker into it) and use the waterbrush to dilute it and paint. All the paper colors and inks are listed below, but I’ll just give you an example.  The orange leaves were cut in Goldrush then water colored with Poppy.

dscn9578To add even more interest, some of the leaves were glued directly to the card base while others were popped up with foam tape, one leaf was interwoven with the “thanks,” the Fern Thick Twine was tied around a letter, and a few of the sequins are tucked behind leaves while others are on top.

Layers of color upon layers of dimension.  I even cut the “thanks” twice, once in white and again in patterned paper from the Swan Lake pack and intentionally offset them a smidge so both layers showed through.

Clean, simple, and yet full of interest.

Until next time,


Shannon Baker Signature

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