I'm seriously head over heels in love with this card! I think I saw the background idea somewhere! I don't think I dreamed it up. But, I don't remember where or who. BUT, I immediately knew that I wanted to make a black background with swirls from Swirly Bird embossed in clear all over the background like I did here.
And, knowing just how amazing this year's catalog is, I knew I had to get a HUGE supply of Thank You cards ready to mail! I'm guessing just a few of you may have a wish list ready for June 1st. Is that you? I know I have mine ready!
I found the perfectly sized "thank you" sentiment in the Happy Happenings Stamp Set. And to be honest, there are quite a few sentiments in that stamp set that would work perfectly in that square for other occasions.
I cut the square and the scalloped square behind the card using the Squares Layering Framelits. I just LOVE how they layer together. It almost looks like the top square is embossed higher than the scallops. But, it's just two different layers!
I was going to put strips of Pop of Pink Washi Tape behind the focal point, but I didn't like the way it looked with the black background showing through. So, I used Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper instead. Oh, and if the "Demonstrator Preorder" is any indication, this paper is going to be SUPER popular! I'm sorry to say that demonstrators have already put this fabulous paper on backorder. Not to worry, it's due to be back in stock in mid-June so you won't have to wait long. And, there are 20,000 packs coming to the warehouse in mid-June, so you should be safe for a little while!
Here are the Sneak Peek items I used on the card that you'll want to add to your wish list:
- Swirly Bird Bundle - page 152 (Swirly Bird Stamp Set & Swirly Scribbles Thinlits)
- Layering Squares Framelits - page 193
- Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper - page 172
Here are the additional products I used on this card that you can order now along with the ink and cardstock.