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Simple Summer Thank You Cards

Simple Summer Thank You Cards

Learn how easy it is to Blend Distress Inks and make this vibrant summer card set.

By Tara Nixon

Simple Summer Thank You Cards Step 1

  • Trim white cardstock to 4×5.25″ to fit on standard A2 sized black card base.
  • Tear a scrap of paper in half, leaving a rough torn edge on each half. 
  • Use low tac tape to adhere white cardstock to craft sheet, then adhere torn paper over it leaving a gap of approx 1.5″ on the left side of your white card.
Simple Summer Thank You Cards Step 2

  • Apply Distress Ink with Ink Blending Tool over the open area of white cardstock, carefully avoiding lifting the scrap papers.
  • Start with shades of yellow (Squeeze Lemonade and Mustard Seed) at the top
Simple Summer Thank You Cards Step 3

  • Progressively add shades of red (Rusty Hinge and Barn Door) so you have a graduated blend.
Simple Summer Thank You Cards Step 4

  • Ink a background stamp of your choice (CMS125, CMS106) in Mustard Seed Distress Ink and stamp over the inked background. (using a lighter shade of ink adds a unique textural look)
Simple Summer Thank You Cards Step 5

  • Remove low tac tape and scrap paper to reveal the torn edge design on white.
Simple Summer Thank You Cards Step 6

  • Stamp floral silhouette (CMS001) in Jet Black Archival over the inked background.Stamp thank you sentiment on the right side of the inked piece. 
  • Stamp the smaller butterfly stamp from CMS125 with Archival Ink on white, add color with coordinating Distress Markers. 
  • Cut out butterfly stamps, gently curve the wings and smear Rock Candy Distress Stickles over the wings.
Simple Summer Thank You Cards Step 7

  • Adhere the background piece to your card base. Adhere coordinating butterfly over the colored panel as shown.
Simple Summer Thank You Cards Finished

Repeat with colors and stamps of your choice! Try Summer Distress Inks for a vibrant card set!