Make it Monday: Birthday Thanks!

Hello friends! It’s been so, so hot (39ºC or 102.2ºF) and I haven’t been feeling the best so I was quite happy to stay inside all day 🙂 I started this thank you card (for my birthday) yesterday which has worked out well given how I’ve been feeling today! (Postscript: it’s now Tuesday and I’ve begun to feel a bit better …)

The hydrangea stamp I used is one of the lovely floral images in the Beautiful Friendship stamp set:

You can really see the watercolour effect when it’s stamped using this fast drying, dye-based ink called Terracotta Tile:

I already had the basic card ready but decided to add extra flowers which meant lots of fussy cutting. I love the effect, just not all the cutting!

For attaching these extra flowers to the card fronts, I used larger adhesive foam dots:

I chose the ‘thank you’ sentiment from this retired stamp set: 

After re-inking the stamp pad, I stamped the sentiment multiple times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink:

I then die-cut the sentiment using one of the smaller Rectangle Stitched Dies:

And added 3 different sized rhinestones near the leaves: 

I also stamped the inside writing panel to coordinate with the card front 🙂 

Once all the elements were prepared, the cards came together quite quickly: 

MEANWHILE … I’ve just celebrated another birthday so have a new photo; I like it in black and white, but it also looks good in colour!

Thanks so much for taking some time out of your busy day to visit me ? Please ask if you have any questions about this card, or anything else you’ve seen me post! Best wishes, Megan xo

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