As a kid (and as an adult) I have always loved doing word finds. As I was looking through my Ink Road Stamp stash, the light bulb went off in my head. The Ink Road Stamps: Block Party Alpha would be perfect for a word find card.
I started by measuring the height and width of the letter “K” from the stamp set. This would help me set up the grid for my background. Using a T-ruler and the measurements, I added light pencil lines on my card to create the grid (I will erase these later). My boxes were 0.75″ x 0.75″.
After I got my grid set up, using my MISTI, I stamped out “Thank You” in the boxes towards the bottom of the card.
Originally I was going to keep this all one color, but it felt bland and I jazzed it up later. Row by row I chose random letters to stamp into boxes using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Hickory Smoke. Note: I will eventually cut the excess off the right side and bottom of the card.
Now here is when I decided two colors was just too plain for me. On another piece of paper, I stamped “Thank You” in a rainbow of colors using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet). I then fussy cut the letters using a pair of scissors.
I popped these letters up on the card using foam tape on top of the already stamped “Thank You”.
Next, I trimmed the card piece down where the excess amount was from the card grid. I mounted the Word Find piece onto a black card base using foam adhesive. And that is it! Super easy card and perfect for a teacher, friend, or co-worker.
Thanks for joining me today, have an amazing rest of your week. #createfreely