Sending Thanks | by Tracey McNeely

Hi there, it’s Tracey here today and I have a bright and cheery thank you card to share with you using the fabulous Hex Fade stamp set and dies. This co-ordinating stamp and die set is on sale right now in the Birch Press Design store. These unique stamps are designed to give your creations an ombre look even if you only use one colour of ink.
To recreate this card start out by stamping the longest of the rectangle stamps on to Bristol Smooth cardstock using VersaFine or other watermark ink. Emboss the images using white embossing powder and then cut the rectangles out with the co-ordinating Hex Fade dies.
Using Distress Oxide inks or any other inks that you have, sponge a different colour ink on to the cut out rectangles. For this card colour was added to the images using Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet.
The rectangle strips were adhered directly onto a white card base in rainbow order. HINT–start by placing the one strip in the centre of the card front, then add one strip to each outer edge. Finally place the other two strips in between. This is an easy way to get your spacing correct.
The bright colours over the white embossed rectangles really highlight the ombre effect of this stamp set. Just imagine what it would look like if you were to blend two shades of the same colour on each rectangle.
The ‘Thanks’ sentiment was cut using the Big Lingo Type Thanks die. For this card the background was cut from white and the outline was cut from black. The word ‘sending’ is from the Lingo Thanks Clear Stamp and die set. It was stamped and white embossed from black cardstock, trimmed and then adhered right above the word thanks.
The finished card looks so good in the bright colours and the shine from the embossed images adds extra elegance to the overall design.
Thank you for stopping by to create with me today. The Hex Fade stamp set has endless possibilities. It can be used for almost any occasion and just by switching up the colour scheme or the method in which you stamp the images you can get totally different looks! See you next time here on the Birch Press Design blog!

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