Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a sketch challenge this week and it’s going to be fun to see what everyone comes up with – will it be Thanksgiving? Christmas? Be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!
Since today is Thanksgiving, I went old-school. And I made a card for y’all – as a digital way to say “thank you!”. I am so Thankful-Grateful-Blessed to have all y’all find my blog and follow me and become my customers and friends! I’d be hard pressed to send each and every one of you a card (although I would if I could), so…squint yer eyes and know that this one’s for you!
I started by Fast Fusing a piece of the wonderful Wood Textures DSP to a Crushed Curry mat for the card front. On a smaller piece of Very Vanilla, I began to build the art!
I made the Painted Harvest sunflowers with three colors. The first layer is Peekaboo Peach – and I stamped that three times on each flower (be sure to rotate the image a bit between each stamp). Then I used the detailed second-step image twice in Crushed Curry. I finished it up by stamping the second image again – just one time on each flower – in Pumpkin Pie.
The centers are stamped in Crumb Cake – with Crumb Cake little “seeds”. While I had it out, I added some more of the little three-dots image in Crumb Cake around the flowers.
I let that ink dry good and rubbed it with my Embossing Buddy. Then I inked up the sentiment from Paisleys & Posies in Versamark and stamped it on the card front. I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up. And then I Fast Fuse’d the panel onto the card front.
To make my pumpkin patch, I cut a large Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits die cut from Peekaboo Peach. Using a Sponge Dauber, I sponged an area of Peekaboo Peach card stock with Pumpkin Pie ink – then I adhered the die cut pumpkin over that with Liquid Glue and fussy cut it. I cut some pumpkin tendrils from Copper Foil with the dies in the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits. Finally, I stamped three detailed leaves images from the Painted Harvest in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock and cut them out with the bundled Leaf Punch. I used Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves and tendrils to the card front and popped the pumpkin on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I wrapped some Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine twice around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape. Then I made a Billie Moan bow with Linen Thread and secured it with more Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine. I stuck it all to the card front with a dab of Liquid Glue and the card front was done.
On the inside, I added another Painted Harvest sunflower in Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie to a Very Vanilla panel. I made the middle with Crumb Cake and added more little “seed” dots around the flower, too.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest sunflower on the front…
…and a little more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Sunflowers from Painted Harvest and pumpkins from Patterned Pumpkins! What a combination – perfect for Thanksgiving Day! Hope you like – and know how grateful I am for each and every one of you! 🙂
Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!
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Have fun on the Hop!!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for art panel on front)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Wood Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
Peekaboo Peach, Copper Foil and Old Olive Card Stock: Patterned Pumpkin die cuts and Leaf Punch leaves
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