Chic Thank You card

Make someone’s day with this chic Thank You card design by Shelagh Metselaar.

Whether you have been to stay with a friend, received a wonderful gift or someone has simply done something to make you smile; let him or her know how much you appreciate their kind gesture with a handmade greeting!

Featuring simple squares of alternating stamped and mirrored card, this design is perfect for making in batches, so you will always have a gorgeous handmade Thank You card ready to send out.

Thank You Card

by Shelagh Metselaar

Shopping List

Centura Pearl Hint of Silver – Neenah Solar White

From Crafter’s Companion

IndigoBlu Bubbles Background stamp

From IndigoBlu

Stampin’ Up! Hello Lovely Stamp Set –Thank You

From Stampin’ Up!

Adirondack Inkpads Earthtones (finished card Willow, step card Eggplant and Stonewashed)


Versafine Onyx Black

Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Cut and Dry Foam

From Inkylicious

Stamps Away Clear Detail Embossing Powder

Create and Craft

Silver mirri card

Silver frame (if you don’t have one, you can make one from mirri card using nesting square dies or square punches)

Double-sided tape

Sticky fixers

Heat tool

From your local craft store

How to Make the Thank You Card...

1) Ink the Indigoblu ‘Bubbles’ stamp with Versamark and stamp design all over A4 sheet of Neenah Solar White. Emboss with Stamps Away Clear Detail Embossing Powder using a heat tool.

Please note that I have used a VersaFine inkpad to illustrate in Step 1 more, but when making your card you will need to use VersaMark.

2) Cut a 140mm and a 70mm square from the embossed card. Using a small square of Cut and Dry foam, ink over the squares with Stonewashed ink and then deepen the edges with Eggplant ink. Ink the edges of both squares in Black Soot.

Please note I have used Adirondack Stonewashed and Eggplant inks here and in the finished example I used Willow. You can use whichever colour you like for your design!

3) Layer each of the squares onto Neenah Solar white card and mirri card. Attach the larger square to a145mm Neenah Solar white card base using double-sided tape. Add the smaller square to the centre, using sticky fixers.

4) Stamp the pennant-shaped sentiment twice onto Neenah Solar White Card in VersaFine Onyx Black. Emboss each with Clear Detail embossing powder using a heat tool. Trim to size, build decoupage layers with sticky fixers, as shown; attach to base. Add mirri frame with sticky fixers, to finish.

More colourways and ideas to try...





Meet the designer

Crowned Cardmaking & Papercraft’s National Cardmaker of the Year 2013, Shelagh Metselaar is an all-round creative lady who just loves to craft. She enjoys making cards that really stand out from the crowd, especially her three-dimensional greetings designs, and she is also an avid stamper.

As well as creating cards for our Online Design Team posts, she is in the process of setting up her own blog so that she can share even more of her crafty makes with you. Stand by for more details….


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