I am so excited to bring you a guest designer today…here is what she had to say to introduce herself. Let’s give her a great big welcome her to SFL!

My name is Crystal. I’m a wife and SAHM to our four children whom I homeschool. Card making and paper crafts are my sanity.

Hello again! It’s Crystal O. Minkler with another fun card using the Thanks Card die from Concord and 9th. The design of this die makes it very versatile… just with a couple of snips here and there, you can use the die cut Thanks as a focal point in a whole other way.

I started my card with a piece of watercolor paper. I thought it would be fun to do some watercoloring with the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse so I dabbed a little bit on my palette and sprayed it down with water. I sprayed my watercolor paper just a bit so that the color would flow and then using my water pen I added some color to the paper. The mousse gives such a beautiful shimmer. I love it! I set that aside and started to cut strips of card stock in blue greens. I adhered those on a scrap of white card stock and used the dies to cut out the word Thanks. The shimmer on the watercolor paper made the letter look too plain so I decided to give them some glittery fun with some sparkle silk. I then wanted the letters to pop just a bit more so I die cut the Thanks one more time with white card stock and off set that layer underneath the ombre strips. I really love how it makes the letter pop! At this point I knew I needed just something else… so I walked away and thought about it. Isn’t it funny how walking away from a project just for a little bit gives you a different perspective when you come back to it?! Well, I came back and just knew this card needed this fun flourish accent and a few sequins to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.

About the Author

Teresa Russell

Owner and CEO of Scrapping for Less

Bringing hot, trendy, scrapbooking supplies to customers is very important to me. Paper crafting, stamping, coloring, and card making is my passion. [VISIT MY BLOG]