ID: DT May/14 - Diamond Square Card - Thankscard
size: 5"w x 5"h (closed)
opens to 15"

Created: May 21, 2014

I was rummaging through my birthday cards and came across one with this structure which I haven't done in ages. Since I was giving the birthday one away, I figured I better make an other one to remember the structure BIG GRIN.

I'm also using one of the NEWEST "Thanks Fill 'er Up T" stamp and an oldie "Gratitude is the Hearts Memory" from Quietfire Design


I scored and folded my green card (See diagram below). Cut 2 more pieces from the same green cardstock (2.5" x 5" ea) and adhered them to the backs of the flaps.

Painted a stencil (Tim's "Stripes") using Distress Mini pads ("Mustard Seed", "Spiced Marmalade", "Salty Ocean", Mowed Lawn"), misted the stencil heavily and then stamped onto watercolor paper (any will do, but I used Arches 90# HP). Leave the stencil on the paper for a minute, pressing down with a paper towel to absorb the excess that oozes out of the open areas. Carefully lift stencil and dry the paper. Trim to fit in the selected areas.

Stamp the quote with Versafine Black Onyx and clear emboss.

Adhere some lace trim using a glue gun.

Apply 5" w Sookwang tape to a piece of white cardstock. Remove the release paper and cover with Ritz Glitter micro fine "Cool Highlights". Burnish well. Stamp the "Thanks with the black and clear emboss. Careful Sookwang is not heat stable, so keep moving your heat gun to avoid hot spots. I used Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils and moved the color around with a wet paintbrush, wiping the brush on a clean paper towel to avoid muddying the colors.  Allowed it to dry. Trimmed it down and adhered to square area of the front of my card.

side view



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