A DIY post on a giant thank you card!
Today I’m happy to share a very special card with you! I was asked by my niece to make a card for her and her friends that she could give to her swimming teacher. So the card had to be big enough for everyone to write a little message! Of course I had no card bases that big so I had to improvise. So I folded a piece of white cardstock to be slightly smaller than an A4 card. That would make it much easier to find a pre-made envelope that would fit! I just went to my local bookshop and asked for an A4 envelope!
Since the card was for the swimming teacher I wanted to incorporate blue to the color palette. So I went for this beautiful pattern paper that I found in my stash that introduces blue and red. To make my background interesting a die cut with my Sizzix Circle Die Set the pattern paper to create a window. I also made a thin red border all around and it instantly looked more polished!
The focal point
Since the card was so big it wasn’t easy to find in my stash stamps or dies big enough for a focal point. So I decided to make my own embellishment. I sketched a dolphin on printer paper and then I used it as a guide to sketch it on a blue cardstock. Then I fussy cut it. Drawing my own focal point gave me the chance to make it exactly how big I wanted it to be. So it was perfect for my giant card! I painted the eye with a black marker and then I covered it with glossy accents to give it some dimension.
Then I die cut a red ring for my window and some seaweed. And here is my little secret! The seaweed came from a die set from Sizzix (which came with the Big Shot Plus starter kit) and it’s not meant for a seaweed! But in my case it worked perfectly like so! I love when I can stretch the use of my supplies! So now that I have my focal elements I can start building my card front.
For my sentiment I just used my Alphabet Dies to spell “Thank You” and I created a red banner to put them on. I also added two red strips to make it a bit more balanced. And my giant card was ready! I was really pleased with the result! And was my niece too! Do you like it? Please leave me a comment down below and let me know what you think! I hope you enjoyed this card! I will see you soon with a new one! Until then…happy crafting!