Wednesday, September 4, 2013

With Gratitude

Without getting too over the top, I have so many things in my life to be grateful for so I decided to make this gratitude card.  It can be used for Thanksgiving or just a thank you note.  I used the Paper Players Challenge #161 and the Monday Lunchtime Challenge #278 to jump start my creativity.

The A2 size card has a base of Crushed Curry card stockCajun Craze card stock was run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder and added to the card.  Orchard Harvest designer paper was flagged on one end and the edges sponged with Island Indigo ink.  The wreath from the Four Seasons stamp set was colored with Early
Espresso, Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Old Olive and Crushed Curry markers by dragging the side of each marker across the stamp and then stamped it on Very Vanilla card stock.  It was punched out and sponged around the edges with Crushed Curry ink.  It was matted with a Cajun Craze card stock circle that I had sponged with Cajun Craze ink.  I colored the center of the stamp again, stamped it on the same color card stock and punched it out.  I used Dimensionals to add it to the center of the big wreath and added it to the card.  The sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set was stamped on Natural Trim Ribbon using Basic Black ink.  I attached it to a piece of Island Indigo card stock, frayed the edges and added two Crushed Curry Candy Dots that were on Brad BasesDimensionals popped it up on the card.  Thanks to all who stop by my little space on the web.  Your visits and comments are really appreciated.  Have a great day.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Fabulous Phrases (w-#117002/c-#120501); Four Seasons (retired)
Ink:  Regals Stampin' Write Markers (#119701); Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (#100079); Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker (#119680); Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad (#126980); Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad (#131173); Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad (#126965); Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad (#126986)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Crushed Curry Card Stock (#131199); Cajun Craze Card Stock (#119684); Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Island Indigo Card Stock (#122923); Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Woodgrain Embossing Folder (#127821); 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (#118874); 2-1/2 Circle Punch (#120906); 1" Circle Punch (#119868); Sponge Daubers (#102892)
The Finishing Touches:  Regals Candy Dots (#130932); Candy Dots Brad Bases (#132293); Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon (#129287); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)



LeAnne said...

Love this, Patti! The colors are really nice for fall...and I love this sketch, too! Your little banner treatment is sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Patti! A great color combination! I absolutely love how you stamped on the ribbon, and frayed it

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful Fall/Thanksgiving card! Did you know that Susan at the Simplicity blog has a place on her blog to link up Thanksgiving/Gratitude cards? Email me if you want the address.

MJ said...

Great color combo! I am loving the blues for fall. This sketch was perfect for this set. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Susan Raihala said...

Wow! I love how the blue makes all the other colors pop, too. Wonderful balance even with so many colors! Great card!