Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thankful for you

Hi friends!  I don't know about you, but I am super ready for the weekend!  I've been designated as the "drywall destroyer" in our basement this week, but I managed to sneak a little time in to craft too. 

I made this card with fall in mind, obviously.  The leaves are starting to turn here, I love it!  I started out with a brown card base and a piece of orange patterned paper from Recollections.  Then I layered some brown paper from DCWV over that (after wrapping some ribbon around it).

The leaf I chose was from Stretch your Imagination.  I went through a ton of cartridges looking at fall leaves.  It was kind of like Goldilocks- "this one's too plain, that one's too fancy" and then I found the one that was juuuuust right. It's the regular leaf, not the stretched one.

The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Thanksgiving Wishes stamp set.  I went through a ton of the brown paper scraps deciding between using my new gold embossing powder or my new gold ink.  I decided that for this card I liked the more dainty look of the ink rather than the embossing.  I'm still getting the hang of the heat embossing, and sometimes words are coming out looking kind of...chunky.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2- Fall leaves are falling (I don't have Art Philosophy)
Die Cuttin Divas- Use Brown
Simon Says Stamp- Wednesday Challenge, use a rubber or clear stamp
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  1. Fab...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!

  2. Great leaf cut -- makes me feel like I have to ask my friend to return my SYI cart, lol! Love your card and the colors that you used. Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!

  3. Nice card, the gold ink looks great! TFS at DCD's brown challenge.

  4. This is such a nice card ! I love that pretty leaf ! Thank you for joining us at BBTB2 !

    Mayra DTM

  5. Love the look of the gold ink! I too have had difficulties with heat embossing looking less than perfect... So glad you joined us for our BBTB2 challenge this week!

  6. What a lovely Autumn card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


  7. Fabulous card!! Love the gold ink and the great bg papers. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Fall Leaf' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  8. Great card for the brown challenge at DCD and hope the destruction goes well

  9. This is such a nice fall card! Too funny with your "just right" analogy! I feel like that sometimes too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  10. Simple, classic design & so nice!

  11. beautiful so clean and simple my type of card! Beautiful design. Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

  12. Fabulous fall card! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  13. Love this. Great touch with the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at DCD for our Use Brown Challenge.