I was in need of some male-appropriate thank you notes and resorted to a bit of mass production this past weekend. These are pretty simple, but I liked how they turned out. I chose PaperTrey Ink's Through the Trees set, with a background using the Turning a New Leaf set. The sentiment on the Aqua Mist card is from PTI's Communique Sentiments set. The format for these is a 5-1/4" square card, which fits PaperTrey's large square envelope.
For inking the trees, I was trying something new that I had received at CHA; I love chalk inks with acrylic stamps, wishing only that the color selection was as large as is typically available in dye-based inks. Seeing some pretty ink colors, I was trying out Quick Quotes Chalk inks. They did a great job with coverage, though they appeared a bit more sheer than my go-to chalk ink, Versamagic. (The sheerness didn't bother me at all since coverage was great--just an observation.) If you are sensitive to the scent of products, I should probably mention that these had more of a scent than I'm accustomed to in either chalk or dye inks, a bit like using Staz-On ink in that respect. Anyway, chalk ink colors that I used were Green with Envy, Green Tea, and Amaretto. For the leafy backgrounds, I used the coordinating PaperTrey inks to the cardstock backgrounds (Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate, and Spring Moss).
Next I used my Spellbinders dies, both Plain Square Nestability and Labels 1 die, to cut, emboss, and mask for a bit of Copic airbrushing, using the Copic airbrush system and BG13 and YG63 markers. I kept the accessories simple--twill tape and vintage buttons, since these are guy cards. Now, if I can only get them mailed in a timely manner. . . ;-}
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