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Big Thanks

Big Thanks

Hi All!

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I’m using one of my favorite color combinations today… Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves. And for something different, I inked it diagonally.

The Big Thanks die is new by Simon Says Stamp – it’s the perfect size and contains a coordinating shadow die. I popped up the negative of the shadow so my sentiment was beneath. Here is a close-up:

Big Thanks

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Inked panel 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 8.3 x 14 cm
Black panel 3 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches 8.6 x 14 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


SSS Big Thanks
SSS Big Thanks
Kaleidoscope Leaves
Kaleidoscope Leaves
Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink
Ripe Persimmon
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Picked Raspberry
Seedless Preserves Distress Ink
Seedless Preserves
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on July 20th, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Carol Mac

    Hi Darlene, love your color choices! That is a really great way to use the shadow die too! Have a great weekend!😎

  2. wrote on July 20th, 2018 at 7:42 am


    This card is so striking, Darlene. This is one of my favourite colour combos too. Really a beautiful background stamp and love that shadow die. Hope they plan to bring out others like that too. Most effective. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. wrote on July 20th, 2018 at 1:19 pm


    Beautiful color combo. Love this card!

  4. wrote on July 20th, 2018 at 2:58 pm


    I also really love the color combo on this card, Darlene! And such a neat idea to have the greeting kind of inset below the surrounding die cut. I’ll have to keep that in mind. Definitely going into my favorites list. Thanks so much for sharing this. Have a great weekend, and try not to roast in this Texas heat! πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈπŸ”₯ ~ Andrea

  5. wrote on July 20th, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Teresa S

    Andrea summed up my thoughts well. I loved the greeting being inset, on my favorite list and love the background stamp. Would love to see more with the stamp πŸ˜‰ I’ve used it with copic markers, relaxing and coloring at night to tv, and with zig markers too. Have a great summer! Hugs

  6. wrote on July 21st, 2018 at 5:43 pm


    WOW!! This is simply STUNNING! you are amazing.

    • wrote on July 21st, 2018 at 10:41 pm


      Thank you. πŸ™‚

  7. wrote on July 21st, 2018 at 8:07 pm


    Wow! this card is beautiful. Love, love, love it. I also checked out the set of cards you mentioned to Teresa. They are gorgeous also. Thanks Darlene.

  8. wrote on July 22nd, 2018 at 4:41 am


    The colours are gorgeous together!

  9. wrote on July 22nd, 2018 at 5:27 pm


    Gorgeous card! Love your choice of colours as well. Thank you for all the great ideas!

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