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!


Cathy Weber said...

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

Amanda Mertz said...

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!

Bonnie said...

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!

laurie said...

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 perfect for TG!

LeAnne said...

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

Arielle H Gordon said...

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

Brian King said...

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!