A GRATEFUL LENTEN ROSE (HELLEBORE AND POLKA-DOTS) | #MADEWITHTHOUGHTFUL | PM ARTIST STUDIO’S 2ND PROJECT
We are unraveling with excitement over Tess-A-Penpal Hellebore & Polka-Dots patterns! What was the start of our Thread Cards and the inspiration for creating a quote as we couldn’t find quite the right one? 💌🧶 We invite you to stop by the @thoughtfulstudio page to see a wide assortment of the gorgeous projects (new and past) that our fellow DT members have created along with ours!
1 Sheet of Cardstock – Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5″ x 11″, 65 lb/176 gsm, 96 Brightness
2 Sheets of Text Weight – The Orange Polka Dots were printed on 8½x11 Strathmore Natural White Blend Wove 801b (cream color, not bright white) & Hammermill Tidal, 8.5″ x 11″, 20 lb/75 gsm, 92 Brightness
NOTE: When using already printed 8”x8” patterned sheets you will need 2 TESS-A-PENPAL Hellebore Patterns and 1 sheet of the Orange Polka Dots.
Orange double-sided textured cardstock – Park Lane Paperie
Dark Blue Cardstock – Scrap piece will work ⅛”x7”
Orange Cord or Embroidery Thread – For this card we used Hemptique Hemp Cord in Orange.
Markers & Pencils – Alcohol Inks, Posca and Prismacolor.
Orange 23, Tangerine 34, Melon Yellow 33 and Pale Yellow 37
Posca Orange and White
Embossing Powders – White and Navy
Embossing Folder – Used Sizzix Tim Holtz Circular Texture
Color Sprays – Mister Huey’s Shine and Shell
Double-Sided Tape – in Various Widths. Both 2” (scrapbook.com) and ¼” were used on this card. Double-Sided Foam – Roll, Circles and/or Squares. Used small circles and squares on this card.
Cut Sentiment “Thank You” – For stacking, we used 3 cut “Thank You” from the Cricut. The sentiment can come from die-cuts or simply from printed pieces.
Cut 3” Circle for embossing and mounting sentiment.
P OF PM
Hellebore “Thank You”. Complementary colors create a sense of anticipation and this card was a delight to design from its inception. What was difficult was finding an inside sentiment that had something to do with the thread, string that one would be thankful for! I went in pursuit of such a sentiment fully expecting to find a totally compatible one by some rather well-known individual. After pages, I do mean pages of reading funny, cute, ironic, long, short quotes, it was apparent that what was needed for this card was not out there. A collaborative effort produced: Thank you…for being the thread that stitches me back together when the seams start to fray! It is always a gratifying endeavor to work with another person who brainstorms on the same creative cloud.
M OF PM
The “Thank You Hellebore Thread” card sort of put itself together because the paper provided the inspiration as well as the embellishments; the font on “Thank You” suggested a continuation with the string/thread and that led to the inside quote. The circle represents friendship with the embossing on it further reinforcing the theme using a fabric-like texture. The torn, gilded edges a reminder:
(An excerpt from a song in turn from a poem written by Joseph Parry (1841-1903) and sung by the Girl Scouts).
What was true then still holds true as symbolized in this card.
The addition of the leaf on the inside was an afterthought and came about during preparation for the video. Changing, and slightly altering some of the original elements on the card made the leaf a desirable add-on; the stamp ( P made the stamp) pad color was off slightly so Prisma colored pencils were used to make it more compatible with the adjacent flower and background. Embossing on the flowers and the leaf is aesthetically motivated, not crucial but by adding that bit of detail the overall presentation is enriched and texturally more interesting.
Marie (@Thoughtful Studio), because of your beautiful paper, this card exists. Thank you for this. Your friendship and belief in P.M. artist Studio give us joy, inspiration, and anticipation for the future.
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