August 16, 2022


Awhile back I needed six "thanks" die cut from yellowish cardstock. Luckily I was sort of neat when I did the die cutting. 

For a long time, that piece of holey paper sat around near my die cutting machine, doing absolutely nothing. One day it finally clicked after I had glanced at it more times than I could count. That is an ART SUPPLY! Yay!

Shown below is my fairly neatly piece of die cut scraps. When I finally took note of it, I decided that it would make a great stencil!

I gathered my Blending Brush and inks in Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. 

Once I had all my materials together, I started to stencil on white cardstock, doing it in sort of an ombre effect. 

After trimming it to 3 3/4" x 5 1/4", I mounted it to a piece of Balmy Blue that measured 5 1/4" x 4". Then, to pick up some of the pretty green, I fitted it all to an Old Olive card base.

So one of the sponged thanks looked more outstanding, I die cut the thin portion of the word with the Amazing Thanks dies (page 169, Annual Catalog) from white cardstock, then carefully layered it atop the second thanks from the bottom.

The final touch was a bit of bling with blue rhinestones I found on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack awhile ago. 

Once again, I loved using something other normal people would have simply tossed into the trash to make a wonderful creation!



  1. This turned out awesome Linda! Love the ombre effect and the colors and rhinestones!

  2. Wow!! Beautiful - and a lot of work. It's really lovely. Thank for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal's Share the Wealth Party. Have a wonderfeul weekend.

    1. Thank you so much! Hope your weekend goes splendidly as well!

  3. I like the color variations in the repeated "thanks" on this card. And, I always like it when you add those little pearl embellishments.
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 30.

    1. Thank you so much, Carol! You are always so kind.

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