Customized Thank you

Giant thank you card with dolphin!

A DIY post on a giant thank you card!

Hello everyone!

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!

The background

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!

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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.

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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.

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The sentiment

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!

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