Wendy Vecchi Merci and More Cards by Lauren Bergold

Wendy Vecchi's Archival Inks & Merci and More Stencil, Stamp & Die Set provided the inspiration for this pair of vintage thank you cards by Lauren Bergold.

Instructions 

Whatever winter holidays you celebrate, when January rolls around, it couldn't hurt to have a few "Thank Yous" ready to roll. These cards combine Wendy Vecchi's beautifully clean graphic style with vintage and found papers.

 

 

Wendy Vecchi Merci and More Cards Step 1

Step 1: Alternately stamp "Merci" and the smaller heart from Wendy's Merci and More Stencil, Stamp & Die Set in Thistle Archival Ink on a piece of white cardstock slightly larger than an A2 card front, then trim it to 3.75 x 5".

 

 

Wendy Vecchi Merci and More Cards Step 2

Step 2: Use the circles stencil from the Thank You Stencil, Stamp & Die Set and Thistle Archival to cover a piece of French text paper with dots.

 

 

Wendy Vecchi Merci and More Cards Step 3

Step 3: Tear the stenciled book paper on a diagonal, and affix it to the righthand side of the Merci panel, with a layer of doilies sandwiched between. Ink the panel edges lightly with Periwinkle Archival and machine stitch around the perimeter, if desired. 

 

 

Wendy Vecchi Merci and More Cards Step 4

Step 4: Apply Periwinkle Archival through the lotus stencil from the Bravo Stencil, Stamp & Die Set, then use the coordinating stamp (with Jet Black Ink) and diecut. 

 

 

Wendy Vecchi Merci and More Cards Step 5

Step 5: Stamp "With Sincere Gratitude" in Watering Can Archival Ink on white cardstock and trim into a neat flag. 

 

 

Wendy Vecchi Merci and More Cards Step 6)

Step 6: Adhere the collaged panel to a piece of 4 x 5.25" periwinkle cardstock and affix the diecut lotus to a heart made of sheet music. 

 

Wendy Vecchi Merci and More Cards Step 7

Step 7: Add the heart to the top right corner, over the stenciled dots, and mount the sentiment strip just below the flower. Attach the finished panel to a White Perfect Cardstock A2 Card.

 

 

Wendy Vecchi Merci and More Cards Step 8

Step 8: To make a second coordinating card, simply swap the Periwinkle and Thistle Archival Inks. Or branch out and try new combinations from Wendy's beautiful rainbow of signature Archival shades!

 

 

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