Monday, November 10, 2014

For All Things, RS140, CC22 & FabFri54


Happy Monday, Friends! The other day I was packing up Halloween decorations and putting out some decorations for Thanksgiving. I once again felt like Thanksgiving is a forgotten holiday. The merchandise in the stores goes right from Halloween to Christmas. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love to cook and I love being with family and friends. In that spirit I was inspired to make a "gratitude" card.



I'm playing along with three challenges today: the sketch challenge at Retro Sketches, the "Thank Fall" theme challenge at The Card Concept, and the colors at Fab Friday. 


I embossed the background and then splattered some ink on it using an Aqua Painter. The panel with the sentiment was distressed using a distressing tool, and the leaves were cut out by hand.


Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: For All Things
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss
Ink Pads: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Tools: Big Shot, Hardwood Embossing Folder, Distressing Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Venetion Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Regals Candy Dots, Autumn Wooden Elements

Inky hugs!




7 comments:

  1. I love the edge distressing on your card...it always adds such a nice, textural touch...I also love the wooden leaf added to the design...totally Fall! I love Thanksgiving too...you are right that it sort of gets skipped between Halloween and Christmas!

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  2. I like the lightly splattered background; it adds just the right amount of color to show off the leaves and sentiment! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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  3. Your card is beautiful, Sandy! The leaves are so pretty and I love the splatters and split woodgrain background! I love Thanksgiving and wish there was more emphasis put on it. I think it's so important to our well being to consciously think of being thankful for our blessings!

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  4. I agree with you..I love Thanksgiving and it does seem forgotten. Your card is a great way to celebrate! AND it's gorgeous,too! I like the distressing...so perfect for TG!

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  5. Lovely! I like that layout a lot! I am with you...Thanksgiving is sort of forgotten, but I have separate decorations and they're all up! AND...thank you so much for my lovely thank you card! You know I love that fabric! :D

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  6. Oh wow - this is gorgeous! I love the texture, too!

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  7. Beautiful! You've really created a lot of beautiful texture and depth on this background. What a wonderful way to combine these challenges! Thanks for playing along with this week's Fab Friday sketch!

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