This card may look simple, but I definitely spent some time creating it. The first element that took time was the background. Yep, I created that! I cut a piece of copy paper in a rectangle and then put retired adhesive sheet over the top. Then I laid down some varied width paper strips from the Brights family. Actually, it wasn’t the complete Brights family… for some reason poor Coastal Cabana didn’t make it into the mix. Oh well! Once I had the paper adhered down, then I cut my creation with the largest Stitched Rectangle die.

The other slightly time consuming element is the Thank You die cut. I used one of my favorite techniques which takes a bit of time and patience. I glued together three of the black diecuts (thank God for Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue). Then, I “painted” with the Fine Tip Glue Pen over the top. When that glue dries, you get a pretty shiny surface which makes the die cut words really pop. I really love doing this, and I was glad to bust the technique out for a challenge.

I designed this card so that I could participate in this current challenge. Thank you cards are always handy to have, and I was happy to pull out the retiring Thank You die as the focal point on this card. What do you think, are you inspired to try creating with paper strips or layered die cuts?

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