Monday, May 6, 2024


This week I will be sharing cards made with the Thoughtful Journey Suite of Products from the new Annual Catalog.

This suite includes two different collections of beautiful Designer Series Paper, the Thoughtful Wishes Bundle with a stamp set and coordinating dies, and also some pretty pearls.  The cards I will share this week will just touch the surface of what is included in this suite, so you can be assured that you will be seeing more from this beautiful collection.

Today, I am actually be sharing 3 cards that are similar, but each one uses a different "floral" image and a different sentiment from the stamp set.

These cards were CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from the cards that Emma Goddard demonstrated at the Rotterdam OnStage in March.  I discovered one of her cards on Pinterest which took me to her blog where she had many more.  All were gorgeous and it was difficult to decide which design to CASE.  The name of her blog is  I encourage you to visit her blog to see all her beautiful creations.  I am definitely going to CASE more of her cards!

I used different In-Colors and also added a mat behind the top layer, but other than that, I used the same technique and general design as Emma.

The technique she used for this design was to ink up an Acrylic Block with two different colors; spritz it with water and then stamp it on cardstock.  I used the new In-Colors, Summer Splash and Pretty in Pink.

For the first card I made I used regular Basic White cardstock and experienced a little more warping of the cardstock than I liked.  

I also kept the first card as a Stamps, Ink & Paper (SIP) card with no other embellishments, and this card is matted with Pretty in Pink.

For the 2nd card I thought I would try Watercolor Paper.

After stamping with the inked & spritzed Acrylic Block, I spritzed the watercolor paper a little more.  You can see how that created a little more organic shape as the added spritzing caused the ink to run a little.   For this card I also added Pretty in Pink Matte dots from the 24-26 In-Color Dots and matted it with Summer Splash cardstock.

For the 3rd card I used Thick Basic White cardstock for my focal image.

If you prefer the crisper image without the "water runs", I would recommend using Thick Basic White rather than the Regular Basic White as the added thickness of the cardstock managed the water better without warping.

I stepped-up card #3 just a bit more by adding some retired silver Simply Elegant Trim wrapped around the sentiment and tied in a bow.  Silver Blooming Pearls added a little more sparkle.

My favorite is the card with the watercolor paper as I like the more organic look of the block stamping.  Which one is your favorite?

The inside of each card was stamped with the same floral image as was used on the front.  I did the same on the coordinating envelopes.

Here is a photo showing the inside of my favorite card, but the others are all very similar, just the different image.

Because the design is basically the same for all 3 cards, I have one tutorial that describes the basic steps.  Change up your colors, embellishments and use your favorite type of cardstock to stamp with the Acrylic Block as desired.  Use this link to download the PDF.

A list of the basic products I used is shown below.  This is a complete list, but not all products shown were used on every card.

Product List

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