Variation #1: I substituted smaller rectangles (stamped & punched) in place of the heart squares in the card sketch. I also stamped on the card base with some watermark ink for a tone-on-tone background.
Variation #2: My sentiment was stamped. The word “gratitude” was heat embossed with some tinsel powder and the words beneath it were stamped with dark brown ink.
Variation #3: I added a narrower piece of pattern paper under my rectangles and tied a ribbon in a knot just above the sentiment.
Other tips: I created the stamped rectangles by layering multiple stamped images. Some were stamped with full ink, some with second/third generation inking to create depth. I also layered several colors of ink with the stamps and also along the edges with the foam blending tool.
Supplies Used—Cardstock: DMD Inc. (Kraft), Georgia Pacific (White); Pattern Paper: Daisy D’s (Yellow Gingham); Inks: Ranger Distress Inkpads (Gathered Twig, Rusty Hinge, Bundled Sage), Ranger Distress Stain (Antique Linen), Tsukineko (Versamark); Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Ali Edwards: Family Circle, Simply You, Loving Words), Inkadinkado (Leaf Swirl), Hampton Arts (Small Maple Leaf), Inque Boutique (Small Single Leaf), Autumn Leaves (Swirl); Ribbon: Close To My Heart (Cream Grosgrain); Tools: Tim Holtz (Tiny Attacher), Ranger (Foam Blending Tool), EK Success Punch (Photo Labels), Close To My Heart (Heat Tool); Other: Ranger Embossing Tinsel (Copper), Foam Squares.