Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. I didn’t get much crafting done whilst I stayed with family and friends so I’m getting back into the groove of crafting as normality slowly creeps back in. The Seven Hills Crafts blog took a break whilst Tara and Rick moved premises. They’re now back open and have a 10% sale going on until Friday so go grab a few bargains whilst they’re still in stock!

The blog is now back open and I’m bringing you the first of my Wednesday DT inspirations for 2018. I’ve made a resolution to use more of those stamp sets I’ve not used as much as they deserve and this card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Love Letters stamps was perfect to send as a thank you for some festive pressies!

I started with an A2 piece of Copic friendly Clare Fontaine 210 gsm DCP paper and some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I made sure to stamp out the speech bubble that held the sentiment first to ensure it was placed exactly where I wanted it. I then used a variety of the remaining stamps so the card was completely covered, making sure that no two of the same images were next to each other.

I chose some of my favourite Copic markers to colour in the images:

Letters & Envelopes: W4, W2, W1, W00, R22, R32, R20
Ink Bottles & Pens: RV69, RV66, RV63
Birdies: YR24, YR21, Y21, Y00, YR07
Bubble: YR18, YR07, Y38, Y17
Shadows: C3, C00

I trimmed the panel down and mounted it on a top-folding A2 card base in Peacock. A little clear Wink of Stella and some Glossy Accents on the hearts made the finishing touches.

A perfect way to start the new year with some gratitude!