Simon Says Stamp | French Thank You Card by Yana Smakula featuring SKETCHED FLOWERS sss101830 and ALL THE THANKS cz40 #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #thankyoucard

Simon Says Stamp | French Thank You Card

Hello, friends. Happy Saturday! The weekend is here and I could not be more excited. Also, today is the last day of February, time sure goes by very fast. It feels like just yesterday I was looking out of the window and seeing the first snow of the season.

Anyhow, today I have another Thank You card to share, this time with a beautiful Merci Beaucoup sentiment (which is Thank You So Much in French). I’ve always wanted to learn french in school but never did. The school that I went to had English daily since the first grade. We also had the option to pick between German or French starting fifth grade. I really wanted to take French, but my Mom insisted I studied German. I don’t speak much German (I forgot most of what I learned), but I sure do wish I was able to learn French. Maybe one day?

Simon Says Stamp | French Thank You Card by Yana Smakula featuring SKETCHED FLOWERS sss101830 and ALL THE THANKS cz40 #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #thankyoucard

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CARD DETAILS

To make this card I applied one of my favorite techniques – creating a faux dark background using my markers. I started by stamping the image from the Sketched Flowers stamp set in Simon’s Intense Black ink on white cardstock using my MISTI stamping tool. I stamped the cluster twice to have a somewhat full background.

Simon Says Stamp | French Thank You Card by Yana Smakula featuring SKETCHED FLOWERS sss101830 and ALL THE THANKS cz40 #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #thankyoucard

Next, I used my Copic markers and colored it in. I went with my go-to colors: RV34, RV21, RV00, RV14, RV11, YG01, YG03, G94, G99, Y38, Y17, Y08. I also used YG93 and YG95 to color the background of this card beautiful olive green. I’d done black and deep blue many times and wanted to try a different color this time. I quite like how it turned out.

Simon Says Stamp | French Thank You Card by Yana Smakula featuring SKETCHED FLOWERS sss101830 and ALL THE THANKS cz40 #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #thankyoucard

Next, I cut the panel to 3 3/4 x 5″ and foam mounted to the A2 white side folding card base. The sentiment was heat embossed in Antique Gold embossing powder on white cardstock and cut out with a coordinating die. I used foam squares and foam mounted it onto the card.

Simon Says Stamp | French Thank You Card by Yana Smakula featuring SKETCHED FLOWERS sss101830 and ALL THE THANKS cz40 #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #thankyoucard

Lastly, I embellished this card using Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Sketched Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Sketched Flowers
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Cz Design Stamps and Dies All the Thanks
Cz Design Stamps and Dies All the Thanks
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Cz Design Clear Stamps All the Thanks
Cz Design Clear Stamps All the Thanks
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Cz Design Wafer Dies All the Thanks
Cz Design Wafer Dies All the Thanks
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 Acid Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 Acid Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y38 Honey Bright Bold Golden
Copic Sketch Marker Y38 Honey Bright Bold Golden
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Copic Sketch Marker RV00 Water Lily
Copic Sketch Marker RV00 Water Lily
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV21 Light Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV21 Light Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV34 Dark Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV34 Dark Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker YG01 Green Bice
Copic Sketch Marker YG01 Green Bice
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
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Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
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Copic Sketch Marker G99 Olive Green
Copic Sketch Marker G99 Olive Green
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
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6 Comments

    1. Card is gorgeous, love the colours, what a fabulous card to receive in the mail.x

    1. LOVE the olive green background! It coordinates with the yellow and makes the pinks pop! Thank you for the great copic color combos! I need all the help I can get 🙂

    1. What a pretty card. The green background makes flowers really pop! Have had a similar experience growing up learning languages. I wanted to learn Spanish, but my dad was stationed in Germany (military) so I had to learn German. Coming back to the US, the high school only offered French and Spanish so I took Spanish but the German I learned got in the way. Today I remember a few words/phrases in German and only speak a very little bit of Spanish (even tho living in Tucson is a great place to practice Spanish). As you said, maybe one day! Until then … Merci, amie!!

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