Growing up, I was taught that any time someone thinks enough of you to give a gift, you should show your gratefulness with a note of thanks. I guess it’s no wonder I’ve turned that into thank you cards.
I started out stamping the elf from Raisin Boat’s Handy Dandy Helpers on a scrap of each paper. I used Copic markers to color in the images. I was going for a pink/purple combo on the Exact Ice card. It stamped beautifully, but Copic markers do not blend well and bleed through quite a bit on this cardstock. I decided to stick with Cougar Digital Choice and Neenah Classic Linen for the rest.
I printed “Thanks” in the candy cane font I found at dafont.com in red on my inkjet printer on both cardstocks. I used the Atyou Spica pen in Lipstick to outline the red to add some shimmer, then cut the carstock to 3 ½ ” x 4 ¾”.
Next, I cut 5 ¼” x 4” rectangles from Stardream Metallic’s Fairway (green) and Jupiter (red) 105# cover papers. I love Stardream Metallic cardstocks – these are especially thick and have super shimmer. I created A2 size cards using the Cougar Digital Choice and Neenah Classic Linen, then matted with the Stardream Metallic and finished with the printed rectangle.
I stamped some holiday images at the top of the printed rectangle and colored them in with the Atyou Spica pens (I love the shimmer!). I also added some shimmer to the elf’s buttons, bell and belt buckle.
Finally, I cut out each elf and wrapped a small piece of Holiday Baker’s Twine around his neck like a scarf. I attached each elf with 3D Foam tape.