Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tie Dye Thank You Cards

Linda Vich Creates: Tie Dye Thank You Cards. Vibrant tie dye backgrounds using Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim inks, take centre stage on these thank you cards.
Yesterday, I had a most productive day! I was able to blog, do a couple of projects, and make thank you cards using a new technique!

I never actually got to try tie dye as a kid but I was impressed with the results of using the technique for card making after reading Cindee Wilkinson's blog post.

For my attempt at tie dye, I used a very lively and bright color scheme. If you like it, feel free to save it for use with your own projects.

Linda Vich Creates: Tie Dye Thank You Cards. Vibrant color scheme using Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, and Dapper Denim.

I started by scrunching up a 12 cup size coffee filter and then opened it up again. I then gathered the filter to form pleats. Using a wadded up baby wipe, I proceeded to dab on my colors. After applying ink to both sides, I carefully opened up the filter and added ink wherever needed. I made eight of these and then set them aside to dry while working on other things.

When they were dry, I adhered them to 4 x 5.25" pieces of Thick Whisper White. To adhere them, I coated one side with a glue stick and then pressed the filter down onto it, being careful to retain the pleated look for added texture.

Once all eight were adhered, I trimmed each piece to about 1/2" on all four sides. I then used Fast Fuse to adhere each edge down, forming proper corners on all four sides. I used the Fast Fuse to adhere each tie dye piece to a thin Basic Black matte.

Around each matte I knotted a length of ribbon, in one of the three colors. The sentiment, from the now retired Lovely Amazing You stamp set, was stamped with Basic Black on Thick Whisper White and then die cut using the #2 stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The #4 scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits was used to die cut a matte from one of the three colors. These mattes were adhered to the stitched mattes using liquid adhesive.

Standard card bases were cut in the three different colors and the tie dye mattes were adhered with Dimensionals. The sentiments with mattes of the same color as the card base were adhered onto the card fronts with Dimensionals. A rhinestone was added to each sentiment for a little bling.

For inside the card, Whisper White mattes were stamped with all three colors using a stamp from the Happy Celebrations stamp set.

Linda Vich Creates: Tie Dye Thank You Cards. Vibrant tie dye backgrounds using Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim inks, take centre stage on these thank you cards.

Linda Vich Creates: Tie Dye Thank You Cards. Vibrant tie dye backgrounds using Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim inks, take centre stage on these thank you cards.

Linda Vich Creates: Tie Dye Thank You Cards. Vibrant tie dye backgrounds using Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim inks, take centre stage on these thank you cards.

Linda Vich Creates: Tie Dye Thank You Cards. Vibrant tie dye backgrounds using Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim inks, take centre stage on these thank you cards.

Linda Vich Creates: Tie Dye Thank You Cards. Vibrant tie dye backgrounds using Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim inks, take centre stage on these thank you cards.


Linda Vich Creates: Tie Dye Thank You Cards. Vibrant tie dye backgrounds using Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim inks, take centre stage on these thank you cards.
Linda Vich Creates: Tie Dye Thank You Cards. Vibrant tie dye backgrounds using Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim inks, take centre stage on these thank you cards.


This technique is really fun and addicting and I love the texture this produces! Each time the results are different. Next time I use this technique I am going to experiment with other tie dye patterns.



2 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Beeee-uuuuuuu-teeeeeeeee-fullllllll!

Linda Vich said...

Thank you Donna!