Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thank You Card With Diamond Cutout Mat

It is not that I'm not thankful and it is not that I don't like sending thank you cards because I do. It is just that I don't seem to make them to have on hand. Moxie Fab World is having their World Card Day gallery and thank you is one of the themes.  I thought this was the perfect time to make a thank you card. Here is the card I came up with. (Click To Enlarge)

 I have a  couple of pads of pattern card stock which I never seem to use. Mostly because the patterns are too big. I also have several pads of glitter paper that is plastic coated. LOL! Now I remember why I seldom use it. I had to double cut twice just to cut out the circle using the blade set at 10. Anyway after creating my diamond mat and cutting it out I played with it holding it over different pattern card stock Although the pattern is big it worked. And I knew when I saw the hint of purple in it what direction I was going as far as colors go.

 Once I decided what card stock to use I went ahead and misted the diamond mat with my homemade glimmer mist. I love just the hint of shimmer and just the hint of color. Also I love how the edges took more color.

The thank you in the circle was a jpg I found. I decided instead of using it as a print and cut to make a cutting file out of it.  I had to forget my idea of cutting it out with the glitter paper. It did not cut completely using the double cut setting  and was tearing up the letters. I did cut the circle backing it out of the glitter paper after cutting it twice with double cut checked. You can't really see it but there are faint butterflies as I cut the letter piece with card stock from my 6x6 pad. of patterned butterfly card stock. I forgot about the o being a complete open circle when cut out. Luckily I kept the middle circle so was able to glue it in the middle.

 I decided to weave ribbon in the holes. Alas there was one too many holes so the end was poked in the beginning hole. Normally I would have started the ribbon so that a bow would be tied so it wouldn't matter but I didn't want to use a bow this time. I didn't like the way it looked and didn't want to redo it to tie a bow. I decided instead to make a small butterfly to cover it. I just happened to find a tiny scrap of purple card stock to cut my butterfly out of. Because of the small size the antennae tore off. I took scrap floss and wrapped it around the body tying it at the top.

This wasn't what I originally had in mind but it seemed like this card had a mind of it own. I'm really pleased at the way it turned out.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back. LOL! I'm not sure what I'll be doing next. I would kind of like to do something for the Simon Says Stamp and Show rusty theme but don't know if I will.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Nice one, Myoriah. The weaving gives a special touch.
    Tine (Addie24)

  2. Myoriah, this is a nice way of using shapes. The ribbon weave is another nice design. I like the way it all pulls together. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Lovely card Myoriah! The ribbon weaving and butterfly really make this card pop.

  4. Great card. I like the butterfly and threaded ribbon. Very unique.


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