A Way With Words

A Note For You

April 8, 2019

Diana here! Today I’m sharing a blank note card that can be sent for any occasion or no occasion at all –– which is always a pleasant surprise. I combined several different word dies from Suzanne’s A Way With Words collection. It’s always a fun challenge for me to see how many ways I can combine what she has lettered.

1. I started with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ sheet of cardstock completely sponged in Distress Oxide ink. I was going to use it as a background but then decided to die cut butterflies out of it instead.

Blueprint Sketch, Evergreen Bough, Twisted Citron & Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks

2. I die cut 3 of the butterflies from the Butterfly Flourish set making sure that the cut butterfly’s colors would be symmetrical. It doesn’t have to be but I was feeling that it needed to be. 🙂

3. On a white card base, I used the same inks to create a splatter. Squish the ink pad onto an acrylic block and a wet brush to pick up the ink color and tap on a finger to add droplets.

Repeat this process for the colors used on the butterflies.

4. Die cut “a,” “Notes,” and “for you” from the various dies. I trimmed off the “s” on “Notes” by following the curve of the “e” and sanding down the edges to make it look smooth.

5. Adhere all the die cuts on the splattered card base. The card looked a bit unfinished so I used the Copic Multiliner Pen to draw a frame around the card. I didn’t bother making it perfectly straight (because we all know how that would turn out!) but I think a freehand box works well with the ink splatters.

Hope you like it! What other word combos can you think of from the A Way With Words collection?


Diana Nguyen


Other products:

Distress Oxide Inks, Copic Multiliner

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  • Sue ponce April 10, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for sharing, love your card / butterflies

  • Nancy April 9, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Love your design on this one, Diana! 🙂

  • Marjorie E. April 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Beautiful card. Like the butterflies and the platter. Thanks for sharing.

    • Diana Nguyen April 9, 2019 at 4:58 am

      Thanks, Marjorie! I’m always surprised at how a bit of splatter can add so much to a card.

  • Nancy Yoder April 8, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Nice Note! Light like the butterflies that float around! The colors are surreal too!

    • Diana Nguyen April 9, 2019 at 4:57 am

      Thank you, Nancy! I love butterflies!

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