Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!! I hope this day you can find many things for which to be thankful. Among the many blessings I have, are the friends with whom I do this hop each Thursday. We have a good time and love to share our creativity with all of you!
Today we have a sketch for inspiration.
And here is my take on the sketch. I wanted to do another Thanksgiving card, as I love the fall colors and leaves. Also, Thanksgiving is only second to Christmas for favorite holidays, mainly because it is a day to be thankful and, so far, isn’t too commercialized. Also, it is the only time during the holiday season that I am able to be together with my siblings and their families, as well as my own.
The first thing I did after cutting my Pumpkin Pie card base was to use the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder to dry emboss the front of the card base. The second task was to dry emboss a Copper Foil Sheets panel with the Layered Leaves DTIEF. This was adhered to an Early Espresso mat, which was then adhered to the card base. Instead of a ribbon, I used some leaves cut from Pumpkin Pie and Mossy Meadow, using dies from the Foliage Frame Framelits.
I also deviated from the rectangle behind the sentiment panel, as shown in the sketch, by cutting two maple leaf shapes from Cajun Craze using the thinlits from Seasonal Layers. The detailed leaf stamp from the coordinating Colorful Seasons stamp set was used to stamp the leaves with Versamark and heat emboss with copper. Before applying the stamp to the card stock, I rubbed the leaves with the Embossing Buddy to remove any static that might make the embossing powder cling where I didn’t want it.
These leaves were then placed behind the sentiment, in place of the rectangle in the sketch, and the small leaves dry arranged behind them. When I was satisfied with the arrangement, I used Liquid Glue to attach them to the embossed copper panel.
The Sentiment is from Pleasant Pheasants, stamped with Versamark and embossed with Copper. The small leaf stamp is from the Feathers and Frost set, also copper embossed. To set the sentiment panel off, I dipped the edges into the Versamark pad and copper embossed the edges as well. This was then Liquid Glued to an Early Espresso mat. Three enamel shapes finish the sentiment panel, which I then adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The inside sentiment and leaf design are all from the Pleasant Pheasants stamp set, stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, again using the Embossing Buddy before stamping. I really like this sentiment, and the leaves carry the leafy theme to the inside of the card. This liner is Pumpkin Pie and is adhered to an Early Espresso mat with Liquid Glue.
For the envelope, (can you believe it?) MORE copper! A row of the same leaves as on the inside are on the front, and just one imprint on the flap. In case you hadn’t noticed, I LOVE the look of copper!
I hope you like my card, but if you don’t, that’s OK. I do, and I think the recipient will, too. Please leave comments below. Now, please click on the ‘next’ image to move on and see what the super creative Amy has for you. Unless, of course, you prefer to just ‘hop’ around by clicking on an individual name. Don’t get lost! Card cuts and product information below the names.
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CARD CUTS: Pumpkin Pie: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, front sentiment 2″ x 2-1/2″, leaves 1-1/2″ x 2″, inside liner 3-3/4″ x 5″; Early Espresso: mat for copper 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″, sentiment mat 2-1/8″ x 2-5/8″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Copper Foil Sheets: 3-1/2″ x 4″; Mossy Meadow: leaves 2″ x 2″, Cajun Craze: leaves 2″ x 4″
The Host Code for November is WV7QS9PE.
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Beginning tomorrow, November 23, through November 28, Stampin’ Up! is having a SALE! This amounts to just about everything in the annual catalog being 10% off, with different items offered over the sale period.
Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!
PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS
- Brads and Buttons
- Cards and Envelopes
- Designer Series Paper
- Embossing material
- Specialty Paper
- Washi Tape
STAMPS & KITS
- Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
- Project kits
- Card kits
- Kit refills
- Memories & More
- Punch box kits
TOOLS & INK
- Cutting tools
- Embossing folders
- Framelits and thinlits
- Ink Pads
- Ink refills
- Scoring Tools
- Stamp blocks and cases
Ordering Deadlines: 11:50 P.M. at the end of each 2 day period, November 24, 26 and 28
If you would like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, please visit my online store. Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale. After that, the only thing left to do is shop! Woo-Hoo! We all love a sale. So get your wish lists ready.
The Snowflake Showcase will only be around for another week, so if you want any of the products in this suite, add them to your Extravaganza order.The Velvet Paper is sold out.