Scrap Rehab – Triptych

Today’s card is a “Thank You” card.  This card was inspired by Operation Write Home Card Sketch #5.

Triptych thank you card

Triptych thank you card

I have used a Stampin’ Up! set titled “Upsy Daisy” on this card front.  I’ve used Close To Cocoa ink on the stamp.

The card bases are yellow.  I’ve made another set of four (4) cards.

Yellow card bases

Yellow card bases

I went for a monochromatic color theme.  Oranges and yellows with brown ink.

Scrap paper used on these cards

Scrap paper used on these cards

The inside of the card was stamped with a Stampin’ Up! set titled “Of The Earth” and I used Close To Cocoa ink on this as well.

Card insert

Card insert

Here are the four (4) finished cards.  Once I had finished making them and had a few minutes to sit back and have a look at them it struck me that I had used fall colors.  Wonder if the cooler days are what inspired the color choice?

Finished cards

Finished cards

The scrap and trash left over from creating these cards is just this little pile.  There are several pieces I will keep to use on a different project some time.

Little pile of trash left behind

Little pile of trash left behind

If you would like to see how this card was created here is a full tutorial video taking you step by step through the entire process to do one of these yourself….or several of them 😀

Hope this has inspired you to go digging around in your scrap paper stash 😀


No glimmer mist – no problem

I don’t carry shimmer sprays in my traveling craft stash because of the elevation changes we go through in our day job. Water bottles that are not full have a tendency to cave in on themselves. The glimmer mist bottles would leak.

I’ve made a Thank You card for the nursing staff at the hospital where Joe is being treated for his Pulmonary Embolism.


I’ve not made this type of card before so this is my first and it is not very difficult.

I used two sets if Tim Holtz stamps to fill in the spaces.


The background paper is a piece of 6 x 12 Graphic 45 Communique card stock. The sections all have black card stock mats from my Colorbök textured card stock stash and the images are stamped on white Colorbök textured card stock.


I have a mica pigment water color pallet that I used to take the place of the glimmer mists.


I started off with a light yellow and randomly painted it on all the images. Some areas I used extra water to dilute the color.


Next came a light green.


Next I used a light red.


Lastly was a light blue.


Once I was satisfied with the shiny colors then I set to work on the embellishing. In the awesome stuff I got from Jann a few years back I found a bottle cap and a clock face. I attached the clock face to the inside of the cap with a foam square then added a crystal rhinestone to the center of the face. Finally I glued it down with some white glue.


A couple flowers, a button, and a shiny butterfly are also items from Jann.


The right edge is a butterfly stamp from Hero Arts and I applied Liquid Pearls to jazz it up. The sentiment is attached to a chipboard piece, also from Jann, covered with a scrap piece of green textured card stock from my Colorbök stash. The “Thank You” is from Inkadinkado and stamped on white textured card stock from Colorbök. The half back pearls are from my stash purchased from Michaels in Salt Lake City, Utah I think.


The final piece, before presenting to the nursing staff, was Joe’s message to them.


Plans are we are going home today. It will be good to be back home once again.

Give this mica pigment trick a try. I bought this set from Hobby Lobby for less than $9. Have fun experimenting.