Gratitude Season: Simple Stamped Thank You Card
November is a month of gratitude — and what better way to embrace the season than with a handcrafted thank you card? This project uses the Rule of Uneven Numbers; read on to learn about it! – Sara Naumann
You Will Need:
- Floral Thank You Stamp Set from My Sentiments Exactly
- Couture by Create and Craft Nutcracker Collection CD (for the patterned papers)
- 100 Sheets of White Card 250gsm
- Creativity International Black A4 Card Pack 230gsm
- Lynda Chapman’s World of Paper A4 Kraft Card 280gsm
- A4 Cork Pack of 10
- Black ink pad
- Book paper
- Black twine
- Self-adhesive pearls
- Paper trimmer
Do you know about the Rule of Uneven Numbers for design? It’s a handy guideline that helps me decide how many elements to use on a card. Using uneven numbers is somehow more pleasing to the human eye, so I’m going with odd numbers of paper strips and embellishments. For example, I have 5 strips of paper on my card. With the sentiment and the twine (which can both “read” as stripes), I have 7 elements crossing my card front. Add to that the 3 pearl embellishments. Next time you have a card to make, try this guideline and see if it makes a difference to you!
2. Print two coordinating patterned papers from the Couture CD. Use the paper trimmer to cut a 2cm-wide strip of plaid and a 1cm-wide strip of scuffed stripes. Cut 1cm-wide strips of two book papers, and one from cork paper.
5. Wrap black twine around the piece, securing the ends to the back of the white cardstock. Tie a bow in black twine, as shown. Form a 15cm-wide card base from Kraft cardstock and glue the piece in the centre. Add pearl embellishments, as shown.