Thursday, November 12, 2020

Give Thanks Challenge: Elegant Gold Thank You Card

Hey there, my crafty friends! We seem to be right in the middle of November already (anyone know how we got here all the sudden?) Every day is a great day for a thank you card, but in this season of thankfulness they take center stage. Today I have a simple and elegant thank you card with gold embossing. There are two - maybe three, things that pack an extra PUNCH on this handmade fall card. Can you guess what they are? 

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Make a simple and elegant thank you card with gold embossing and a polka dot background. It's gorgeous for fall and the season of Thanksgiving, but you'll use this idea all year long in a variety of colors. Click to see ideas for thank you cards and more with Impression Obsession stamps and dies.
We'll only use two stamps on this card, but a busy dotted background paired with a bold sentiment make a BIG impact. To create this card, start with a kraft card base and a polka dot background stamp or stencil. The Cover-a-Card Large Dots stamp is one of Impression Obsession's great background stamps. It's 5.75x5.75 inches so it will be large enough for all of your projects. I embossed it in gold. I am always partial to polka dots, but any background stamp you love would probably look terrific on this card design. If you didn't guess, a bold background is the FIRST thing that makes this card POP. 

TIP: If you have a polka dot stencil or embossing folder, that would be another great direction to go. I'm always going to share the products I love, (and tell you why I think you NEED them - wink wink) but I also want you to use what you have too! 

Use just two stamps, a background image and a bold sentiment, to make an elegant thank you card - perfect for Thanksgiving, but all year long too. Click here for ideas to make this elegant handmade card with gold embossing, using Impression Obsession stamps.
In addition to the bold dotted background, the second thing that MAKES this card POP is the big, bold sentiment. This large script Give Thanks stamp is simply gorgeous no matter how you use it. For this card, I embossed it in gold onto dark brown cardstock and then fussy cut it. There isn't a coordinating die for this stamp but if you don't like to cut, you could stamp it onto a die-cut oval or rectangle. It also stamps beautifully onto a one-layer card.  
Give Thanks - Happy Thanksgiving or thank you card idea with Impression Obsession stamps. Click here to see how to create this card with just two stamps. It's a simple and fun way to use background stamps plus a bold sentiment with gold embossing.
As I thought about this card, I decided the third thing that really packs a punch on this card is the embossing. It looks so stunning when the light hits it. I love the contrast of embossing on dark cardstock and it makes the sentiment the star of the show on this card. But I love the slightly more subtle look of the gold dots on kraft cardstock too. If I used a more contrasting background color, I think it all would have been too much. But this works, don't you think? 

Craft a handmade fall Give Thanks card, for Thanksgiving or as a thank you card using stamps from Impression Obsession. Using just two stamps, this card is elegant and striking. Click to see the three things that really make this elegant thank you card POP.
Today's blog post is part of the latest challenge on the Impression Obsession blog. Our theme is. . . . .you guessed it, GIVE THANKS. Craft up your own card using Impression Obsession goodies and link it up on the IO blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the shop. Stop by the blog today for more details and to see what the other designers created!

Also, you have a few more days to score a great deal on stamps and dies for your fall Thanksgiving and thank you cards. Click to see the entire selection of sale items around the Give Thanks theme. (You can grab the sentiment stamp I used today for a pretty fab deal!) 

Supplies Used on Today's Card:
Give Thanks red rubber stamp from Impression Obsession

Cover-a-Card Large Dots
 (5.75x5.75-in. stamp)

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