12 Days of Christmas: Scrapbook.com Clearly Amazing Mats & Mint Tape + Thank You Card

Monday, December 5, 2022

Continuing my 12 Days of Christmas and Day 5 is more card making essentials from Scrapbook.com which are the Clearly Amazing Mats and Mint Tapes! I use these DAILY with every project. I don't even know how I crafted before them. I used my medium and small Clearly Amazing Mat during the making of this card to hold my cardstock in place for ink blending as well as stamping.

I used my mint tape to hold my cardstock behind my stencil while using my Lunar Paste and of course to hold my dies in place while I'm using my Black P6 die machine. Now, I know I've been showing Christmas inspiration, but I wanted to create a thank you card as I do my best to send thank you cards after the holidays and receiving gifts! I used this last Friday's Craft Roulette as inspiration for the card.

The parameters this week were to create an A2 card with the colors of blue, green + 1 and I picked pink. We also needed to include something "from a tree" so I have branches with leaves and flowers as well as something "in the corner" so I added some Pops of Color that I thought would match the pink really well.

I started with stenciling Lunar Paste onto a piece of rose smooth cardstock and set that aside to try. I die cut out the A2 cover plate "Thanks" in blue smooth cardstock and just the "Thanks" sentiment without the frame out of some rose gold mixed metals cardstock. I adhered the glitter cardstock as a drop shadow behind the blue sentiment.

Before adhering the card together, I added some Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide to the bottom half of the blue cardstock to give it a bit of an ombre effect. I stamped the wildflower images using a brown alcohol marker friendly ink and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Colorista markers. I love that they have corresponding die cuts so it was a breeze to tuck them behind my sentiment on the frame.

The frame is adhered to the background with foam adhesive and I added the Dusty Rose Pops of Color to the frame in two of the corners. Make sure to click on my picture down below to see my full list so far of the 12 Days of Christmas products so you can add these amazing mats and tape to your Christmas wish list!


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