My Meandering Meadows Designer Series Paper thank you card design is a bit out of the ordinaty for me.

Although the card layout is one of my favorites, it’s not typical for me to use an embossing folder, and to distress my layer edges. I also added a little curl to the corner of my layers. This is quite a stretch … all three techniques in one card!

I had fun purting this project together for this post, and encourage each of you to “stretch” your tyical card making designs by trying a technique you haven’t done in a while, or have never tried.

Add a curl to a layer corner using your Bone Folder, or try distressing the edges of a layer. I used one of the blades on my Paper Snips scissors to distress these layers. Slowly scrape the edges of the cardstock with the blade of an open pair of scissors. Work slowly down the edge of the layer breaking the paper fibers with the scissors’ blade. Work slowly and use card moving the blade.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut the Night of Navy cardstoc card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, and scored it at 5 1/2″ on the long side.
  • The embossed Night of Navy cardstock layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″. I used the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3″ x 3 1/2″.
  • The Basic White mat layer is 2 1/8″ x 2 3/4″”.
  • The embossed Night of Navy cardstock layer is 2″ x 2 5/8″.
  • The die cut elements are from the Gorgeously Made Dies.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Night of Navy ink.
  • The top layer is embellished with a few Bubble Bath sequins and Sweet Sorbet Mini Metallic Ribbon.

Distressing the edges of the layers took a little time, but for the most part, this card came together quickly. I kept the inside simple by adding a Basic White cardstock writing layer.

So, start with a beautiful piece of patterned paper, add a coordinating card base, cut a few layers, emboss, curl, distress, and create a beautiful card to send gratitude.

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