Card: Many Thanks

Thanksgiving

 

I am so ready for Fall!  I love the cooler weather, the pretty colors and all of the fun holidays.  This Designer Series Paper from the new Holiday catalog, Sweater Weather, just gives me that warm cozy feeling and makes me want to drink some hot cider!

To create the maple leaf, I inked it up with some Sahara Sand and then “thumped” some Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip onto the stamp with the Stampin’ Write markers before stamping the image onto Very Vanilla paper.  To do the thumping, first ink up the whole stamp, and, starting with the lighter color, take your marker and lightly tap or “thump” your marker onto the image.  You can then move onto your darker color.  It’s a pretty neat technique, isn’t it?!

I wanted the “Thanks” image to have a vintage or worn look, so I colored it in Chocolate Chip marker, making sure it wasn’t colored so perfectly.

I love the extra warm look the burlap ribbon gives to this card.  I frayed the edges of the ribbon by removing some of the threads from each end.  To adhere it to the card, I had to push HARD with my Snail Adhesive to get onto the ribbon, but it worked!

Last but certainly not least, I used a piece of Sweater Weather DSP to bring the colors together.

Many Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Magnificent Maple (w 131868)

Harvest of Thanks (w 131736, c 131739)

Paper:

Crushed Curry cardstock (131199)

Very Vanilla cardstock (101650)

Sweater Weather DSP (132184)

Ink:

Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker (131261)

Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker (131259)

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad (126976)

Accessories/Tools:

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140)

Craft Scissors (108360)

Paper Snips (103579)

Card: Fall Leaves

One of the other cards we made during our October Stamp Club meeting was this beautiful Autumn card, which I am very proud of!  I love the colors and simplicity of creating this card.

The base of this card is created using Old Olive cardstock (100702).  I then layered 5.25″ x 4″ Very Vanilla cardstock (101650) on top of that, then 5″ x 3.75″ Rich Razzleberry cardstock (115316).  The leaves are from the Holiday stamp set Wonderfall (128084 w, 128087 c), in Rich Razzleberry (126950), Pumpkin Pie (126945) and Old Olive (126953) on Very Vanilla Cardstock, cut to 4.75″ x 3.5″.

Please comment below and let me know what you think!