Monday, October 8, 2012

Thankful Thoughts of You

Greetings, Stampers, and Happy Monday! Actually, it is a Magnificent Monday as I am a featured guest stamper on the Pink Paper Bakery blog today. I'm very honored, and thanks, Deena! 

I created this project with that in mind, and as usual, I used a couple of challenges for my inspiration. The leaves were created with the Gently Falling Stamp Set, and the greeting is from a retired set called Grateful Greetings. I think it's just the perfect greeting for a Thanksgiving card.

Jen at Freshly Made Sketches provided the awesome layout. Falling leaves seemed to be on everyone's mind at FMS, and mine, too! Jen also provided more inspiration with her strip of burlap, a product I've been wanting to try out.  It adds so much texture; I love it!

The perfect autumnal palette for my project was found at Pals Paper Arts. What yummy fall colors! I may even play along with this challenge again before the week is up. It inspired so many ideas that I couldn't fit them all in one card!

There is lots and lots of texture going on in this card. The strip of burlap provides rough texture. I found my burlap in the paper crafting department of one of the big box stores, and it came in a package of eight small squares. The background was created with the Stampin' Up Woodgrain Embossing Folder and Core'dinations Card Stock. Natural Cotton Ribbon, Linen Thread, and a  wood-like button finish things off.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Grateful Greetings
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Ink Pads: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Large Oval Punch
Accessories: Natural Cotton Ribbon, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer Buttons
Other: Burlap Squares by 7 Gypsies

Happy Stamping!



Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sandy! Love the card, especially the burlap! You are so clever! :-)

Jen Mitchell said...

Thanks for your kind words! I have an obsession with burlap lately and it really does add some wonderful texture to cards. I love these colors and your leafy focal point. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

This is such a fantastic card! Love the way you used the burlap and those leaves are wonderful. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful texture! Love the leaves gathered up by the button!