Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

Our college student is more than 1,000 miles away and the airline ticket home for the short Thanksgiving break is VERY expensive.  She will celebrate the holiday with family in the area, but I always like to send her a little bit of home with a handmade card.

I was inspired by the fun sketch over at Pals Paper Arts #276 and the card came together very quickly!
Level:  Beginner
Time:  15 minutes

Imagine Crafts by Tsukineko
·      Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves
·      Ink Potion No. 9
·      Memento Dual Marker Rich Cocoa
·      Craft Mat
·      Technique Tuesday Say It Happy
·      Spellbinders Foliage
·      Heartfelt Creations Leaf Medley PreCut Set
·      Darice Foliage embossing folder
·      Miscelaneous:  glossy white, Kraft , and cream card stock, burlap trim, hard rubber brayer, die cut machine, adhesive

1.     Use the hard rubber brayer to apply Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves ink to 5 ½” x 8 ½” glossy card stock.  Ink up the brayer and spritz lightly with Ink Potion No. 9.
2.     Trim selected section of inked glossy card stock to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and pressure emboss with Darice Foliage embossing folder.
3.     Use Spellbinders Foliage to die cut the small leaves from remaining sections of inked glossy card stock. 
4.     Ink Heartfelt Creations stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa or alternately use Memento Dual Marker if lacking the ink pad.
5.     With tweezers place die cut over stamp and use another acrylic block to apply pressure. 
6.     Ink Technique Tuesday’s Say It Happy sentiment with Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves.  Reverse the image on the section of ink pad to get a desired color.  Stamp on Kraft card stock and trim to 1 5/8” x 2 ¼”.  Back with cream card stock 1 ¾” x 2 ½” and adhere together.
7.     Trim Kraft card stock to 4 ½” x 5 ¾” and cream card stock base to 6” x 9 ½”.  Score card base and fold in half.  Adhere Kraft card stock and embossed glossy card stock.  Adhere sentiment panel.
8.     Trim burlap trim to 5 ½” and adhere to card.  Adhere die cut leaves.

This turned out to be such a lovely card that went together very quickly!  

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts Happy Thanksgiving

Happy to Report that this card was selected as the third spotlight at

Thanks for stopping by!  May your Thanksgiving holiday be blessed with family, friends, and food.


  1. Oh my, your college student will definitely love this simply gorgeous card! I love the colors, the embossing and the burlap with that trio of pretty leaves! Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. What a gorgeous ombre background and love the embossed details! This will brighten your college student's day! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown this week!

  3. This is really beautiful I love the embossing, colors and the burlap
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #168 “Thanksgiving” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  4. Pretty Thanksgiving card! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us for DTBST at Sassy Studio Designs!

  5. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

  6. Hi
    beautiful card, well done
    Thanks for joining us at crafting for all seasons
    hugs and greetings Lisbeth

  7. Beautiful card! Love the background and burlap! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards

  8. Love your sponged and embossed BG! The burlap is a great touc! So glad you joined us at CTD!

  9. cute card.. simple and sweet. you captured the sketch challenge perfectly.

  10. I adore your background! It's beautiful. Lovely card all around. Your daughter will love it.

  11. Neva, this card is gorgeous! Love all the great texture. Thanks for including PPA in your stamping fun this week!

  12. WOWZERS!!!! AMAZING coloring....the textures are fabulous! Thanks for playing!

  13. Love your perfect for the card! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT


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