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Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks

Good Tuesday morning to Everyone out there!

Today is our monthly Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop, so come on along and see the projects by the very talented ladies on this team. Our theme is “Giving Thanks”, and I have also chosen to play along with the Sunday Stamps challenge as well as the Library Challenge. Let’s Hop!

The Sunday Stamps Challenge 215 is ‘Fall Harvest’, and while there is nothing to harvest on this card, there are plenty of fall leaves. I did try to stick to the colors of the challenge though. The colors used for this card are Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake and Black, along with some Copper, which I hope is construed as a neutral, which is allowed.

For the Library Challenge, I chose the cover of this challenge book, “The Secret Garden” as my inspiration.

I had so much fun doing this card, it probably should be against the law! I began with a card base of Cajun Craze and used the new Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and Crumb Cake ink to sponge the tree design. The design isn’t overwhelming, but I just wanted the impression of a forest. On top of this I used Liquid Glue to adhere a panel of Copper Foil Sheets. I then set about making the artwork.

For this, I used the Stitched Rectangles die to cut a panel of Basic Black, then used the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder to add more trees to my forest. This was then Liquid Glued to the Copper panel.

I stamped the fox from Nature’s Beauty in Cajun Craze on Cajun Craze card stock and fussy cut him. Yes, it is a he, a fox, not a vixen. He will be adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, but not yet. I will dry fit everything before doing anything permanent.

Next, I stamped the bunny from Nature’s Beauty in Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake card stock. This was also fussy cut. (I don’t know if this is a boy bunny or a girl bunny. You choose.) Whichever, it is wary of the fox.

The fall leaves in the upper left are in Copper Foil Sheets, Cajun Craze and Mango Melody. All are cut and embossed with the dies in the Gathered Leaves die set. These are bundled with the Gather Together stamp set, which will save you 10%. I also stamped two of the large leaf in the To Every Season stamp set in Versamark ink and heat set the Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder with my heat tool, then added one to the other leaves. The other is at the bottom of the card front. Obviously, there are different kinds of leaves here, but that is what you would find in a forest.

I stamped two more leaves from the To Every Season stamp set, one in Crumb Cake on Mango Melody and one in Cajun Craze, also on Mango Melody, then dry fit them along with the copper embossed on to the bottom of the card front.

Before I adhered any of the elements, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from Day of Thanks in Basic Black on the card base. After I stamped the sentiment and re-arranged the elements, and was satisfied with the placement of the leaves and animals, I adhered everything with either Liquid Glue or Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside, I kept things pretty simple with a Crumb Cake mat under a Basic Black liner. The sentiment, also from Day of Thanks, was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder  and my heat tool. It looked a little TOO simple, so I added a few Copper embossed leaves from To Every Season.

I cannot send a card in a naked envelope, so the Whisper White Medium Envelope flap was sponged with Crumb Cake using the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks tree again.

The front I kept simple with just a Crumb Cake bunny in the corner.

I am very happy with the way my card turned out, though it wasn’t exactly what I started out to do. It just took on a life of its own and told me what to do.

I hope you enjoyed my card, and you are certain to like what the others on my team have done. Just click the ‘Next’ button to continue on to see what the clever Karen Finkle has done, or to do the hop in reverse, click on the ‘Previous’ button to go to talented Sue Prather’s blog. The other option is to just click on any name to go to her blog. Happy Hoppin’!

Karen Ksenzakovic

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Shirley Gentry

Akiko Sudano

Sue Prather

Julie Johnston – You are here

Karen Finkle

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