Wednesday, April 3

Thank You Cards for Hubby

My husband recently asked me to make him some thank you cards, so I wanted to come up with a masculine design, but lets me play also.
Broke open my new Blueprint stamp set "Vintage Things" and thought the typewriter image would evoke a message that would work to say thank you. I was looking at Tim Holtz's blog and saw his post on making a patina background, so wanted to try it out myself. I did not have everything, but knew I could experiment.
I started with the background using Distress Inks and water, then Distress Paints on top of that. Since I did not have the Metallic Paint, I thought why not try the metallic ink instead?
Much more interesting! I even added some other ink colors to create the patina I wanted.
Here's a mistake I made with the stamping....
...and here is how I fixed it. I just stamped the image and layered it on top. I added a bit of white pen to make it pop.
Done! I must say, I do love this background, and all the new blueprint stamps...can't wait to play some more!


  1. Great idea - I love the Blueprint stamps. Must get some. A very successful play date with those cards!

  2. Love it. Thanks for posting the step by step photos.

  3. wow you blog is full of inspiration - and amazing step by step - Thank you so much for sharing.
    I would also thank you for your lovely comment on my Blog - it is so much appreciated - THANKS
    XOXO SanDee

  4. You are putting your Spring Break to good creative use! Love those blueprint stamps.


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