Hello Crafty Friends! This is Marie here with you today sharing a vintage inspired Thank You card. When I first laid  eyes upon the new Nesting Deckle Mini Slimline Die,  I knew I needed to create something reminiscent of beautiful tattered vintage paper from days long gone. The tattered edges of this new die gives such a unique look to projects, and I absolutely love it! I also fell in love with the Forest Friends Stamp set, which features playful and adorable woodland creatures that star in today’s creation.

To create this card, I start by die cutting my background panel using the largest die in the Nesting Deckle Mini Slimline Die set from bristol smooth white cardstock paper. I then cut 2  base panels using one of the rectangle dies from the Nesting A7 Dies from Neenah Solar White 110 lb sturdy cardstock paper.

Next Step is to Stamp out the “Thanks” and “You’re the Best” Sentiment using the Big Greetings stamp set. I love this set because you can choose to cut out the sentiments using their Big Greetings dies. For the sentiment I used Versafine Pigment Ink in Vintage Sepia.

I then ink blended my deckled panel using distress Inks in the colors : Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain . I always start with the lightest shade blending inward and then the next darkest shade until I achieve a beautiful sepia tone gradient. A light hand is always best for even ink blending.

After ink blending, I move on to stamping out all my images using Antique Linen Distress Ink. The main stamp set I used today for all the woodland critters is from Forest Friends Stamp. The mushroom image and the flowers are from the Fairy Garden Stamp set.  I used watercolor pencils to achieve the no-line coloring look using only brown tones. After coloring, I cut out my images using the Forest Friends Dies, and the Fairy Garden dies.

After cutting out all my images, I start arranging them onto my inked panel and adhered everything using ScoreTape. For added dimension, I like to use foam tape to pop up some of my images. I then take my completed deckled panel and adhere it to the sturdy 110lb neenah cardstock to really make those brown tones stand out against the stark white. I take the other rectangle panel and use a bone folder to create a flap on the top of the inside panel that attaches to the front of the card so it opens upward and is able to stand on its own for display.

And that concludes today’s card inspiration! I hope I’ve inspired you to maybe try out a monochromatic look for your next project! I had so much fun with this card! I hope you have an awesome weekend and happy crafting! Until Next time, bye Crafty Friends!