Monoprint Thank you Notes

Hi y'all,
Blessings have been coming my way lately from parents of students, friends, neighbors and family.  I've just been feeling the love my little community offers.  This has given me the opportunity to make a million thank you notes.

When I got started working on the cards, my desk was covered in mono prints.  If you would like to know more about mono prints click here.  It was my mission to make my thank you cards with the mono prints.  I made these four lovelies.  (Actually I made five cards but forgot to put one in the picture below.)
Mono print thank you notes
I started by die cutting birds from the mono prints with the Sizzix Birds die.  They made a really pretty pile.
Mono prints make lovely little birds
odds and ends card

I made the very first card with scraps.  An old cigar box rests on my table holding little bits and parts until they are wanted.  I dug through the box until I found a fancy cut card panel.  I stuck that to a card base, added a pink bird, and some canvas words from my cigar box.  A little baker's twine finished it up.

For the second card, I embossed my Vintage Geranium stamp on a subtle piece of gelli print.  The perfect thing about this stamp is it makes a card look complete with just one impression.  Next to the pot I stamped kindness from my Fruits of the Spirit Stamp Set.  (There is only one left.  Yikes!  I wasn't expecting that so it's not in my upcoming release.) I was packing up some orders and found two more in the box, so I'll be adding them to the store.   Ribbons and buttons wrapped this card up.
subtle mono print background
For my third card, I used a gorgeous mono print background with metallic accents.  Spritzing paper flowers with Tattered Angel spray made the perfect little embellishment.  For the sentiment I choose a word from Tim Holtz flashcards.  I added a few drops of Nuvo drops in Pale Gold for more detail.  That little bottle is going fast, because that color is perfect for so many projects.

My next card was my favorite.  Shhhh...don't tell the others.  Trimming a bright mono print for my cards panel, I adhered it to a card base.  All the little birdies auditioned for this card, but I found the best one and trimmed it's legs off. I made a leafy nest for it with a Dylusions stamp from her Clearly Borders set.  I barely added color with my Tombow markers.  I nestled the bird on the branch.  I gave her eye some detail with Ranger Enamel Accents.  I used an adorable die from the Lawn Fawn Chit Chat set to make a speech bubble and a heart from a scrap of red paper.  And stamped the word Thanks from a Darcie's Set called Blossom Wishes.  That stamp set is not longer available for purchase that I could find, but I'm sure you have something that would work great.
My fav.

The last card looks amazing, but it's just stamped and embossed vellum adhered to a mono print.  Easy Peasy.
so easy

Do you keep little bits to use on future projects?  What do you keep them in.  Just curious.



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