Hi everyone! Don't freak out but it's only TWO WEEKS until Thanksgiving!! So, with that in mind I figured I had better make a Thanksgiving card to share with you! I went to the grocery store Tuesday night and bought our turkey. It seemed like the store was already mauled!! I got the last turkey of the kind we like - so I'm glad I got that checked off the list. It's been a busy week full of fun goings on. Last night I was over at the lovely Brenda Walton Studio crafting into the night making something fun to share later. Today I'm hanging out with Richele working on computer stuff....and she is re-labeling her ink pads. Such a nice peaceful day. I kinda feel like it's the calm before the (holiday) storm! The trees in Sacramento are finally bright with color and we had a cold snap too. Yeah Fall! Hope you are having a good week too!
My card for today was made with cool supplies from Simon Says Stamp...The Stitched Grand Maple Leaf die has been on my list of things to use and I knew it would be perfect for a Thanksgiving card. I used the Big Addons stamp set in kind of a unique way too - hope you like it!
Both my background panel and my leaf die are done with watercolor paper. I used Distress Inks to make the background, and to color my leaf. For the background I used a sponge dauber and randomly inked different colors onto the paper. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Evergreen Bough, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo. I took a water brush and moved some of the ink around to blend the colors. Then I let it dry. After It was dry I sprinkled clear water to make the spots.
For the leaf, I did basically the same thing! I used a sponge dauber and inked various colors onto the leaf. I started with Mustard Seed in the center and built up darker colors going out towards the edges. I used Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo ink colors. Once the leaf was dry I sprinkled water drops on it. Then....when that was dry, I gently misted the entire leaf and the background piece with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist! OOOH LA LA!
For my sentiment I used the Big Addons, which is a Christmas set! I stamped some of the sentiments onto black paper with Versamark Ink and white embossed them. Then I cut them out into word rectangles. I like the feeling of the card with those block letters, kind of modern???
I mounted my leaf onto the paper with foam tape and curled the edges up with my fingers to make them stand out.