Special hand stamped card for a special friend.
Do you have a special friend that knows just what to say and when to say it to lift your spirits? The Lift Me Up stamp set has a great sentiment to thank that special friend. While this card can look a bit overwhelming it is a pretty easy card to make.
When I first started stamping meant Ink, Paper & Stamps. But now it means Ink, Paper, Stamps & the Big Shot!
I remember in days gone buy how we would try to make window frames for cards. It was so puttsy trying to cut out the squares and get them just right. Now with the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot it is easy peasy!
How to make this card…
The base of the card is Peekaboo Peach (4 1/4" x 11" for top fold or you can do a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" for a side fold).
The next layer is a piece of (4" x 5 1/4") Crumbcake cardstock that I stamped the Hardwood Background stamp in Crumbcake ink to create a wood look.
Then I cut out a piece (2 3/8" x 3") of the Night of Navy and Whisper White patterned paper from the Carried Away Designer Series Papers and glued it to the center card front about 1" from the top.
I stamped the small hot air balloon from the Lift Me Up stamp set in Night of Navy ink and cut it out with the coordinating Up & Away Thinlit Die & the Big Shot. Then I glued it to the patterned paper on the cardfront.
The window frame is cut out of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot. I then adhered it over the patterned paper with dimensionals.
The window box is cut out using Soft Sky cardstock. Then I stamped "THANKS FOR LIFTING ME UP!" in Night of Navy ink and adhered the window box to the bottom of the window with dimensionals.
The window box flowers & leaves are from the That's the Tag stamp set. I stamped the flower in Night of Navy ink on Peekaboo Peach cardstock and the leaves in Night of Navy ink on Macaron cardstock. Then I cut them out with the coordinating Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies.
I attached the flower and leaves to the window box with glue dots.
Do you like the look of windows when making cards?
Check out more inspiration for cards using these thinlits on my Pinterest Board…
Big Shot: Framelits & Thinlits board if you want some more ideas.
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