"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Friday, November 9, 2018

happy thanksgiving

Hello!  The weekend is upon us and I have a card to share that took me two days to make!  I will be sharing it at Freshly Made Sketches (layout), Color Throwdown (colors) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (thanks/thanksgiving).   I am in love with the October Spellbinders small dies kit and just had to make another card using the dies that combine to make an acorn.  I have another card that is in the works using the fun wishbone die and I still haven't made anything with the insert die for the acorn that says "hello fall"!   To make my acorn I used a combination of cardstock and patterned paper.  The background is also patterned paper.  I die cut the body of the acorn from the patterned paper and scrap cardstock and then adhered them together to give the piece more stability.  The acorn cap was die cut from dark brown woodgrain cardstock and scrap patterned paper (4 times) and then all the piece adhered together so that it would have more height than the body of the acorn.   The word happy was die cut from white cardstock and twice from orange then adhered together so that when you see the card at an angle you can see the orange peeking out.  I adhered the acorn pieces to my die cut panel of patterned paper and then added the word on top.  The word thanksgiving (part of the sentiment happy thanksgiving from the AJVD set Best of Fall) was stamped on white cardstock in VersaFine CLAIR Acorn ink, trimmed down and layered with orange cardstock.   After adhering the sentiment strip I realized that the card was just a little too plain so I added some brown leaf sequins that I had in my stash and that did the trick!  I'm going to add this to the current Card Concept challenge as I think the colors are very similar to those found in the inspiration photo.   I believe this would fall into the clean and layered category.



Hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  MFT white, Hero Arts dark brown woodgrain, SU! Pumpkin Pie; Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye; Stamps:  A Jillian Vance Design; Dies:  Spellbinders and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  VersaFine CLAIR; Leaf sequins:  Lawn Fawn

10 comments:

Viv said...

Super Thanksgiving card Rosie, love the pretty dies and the fab colour scheme too ;) hugs Viv xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I saw those dies advertised - just love what you did with them, Rosemary!! Fabulous color combo and I love how you decorated the acorn!!

Greta said...

The acorn die is so beautiful & I love the look using cardstock for the top & pp for the bottom! Great card, Rosemary!

Anita in France said...

Elegant and delicate, Rosemary ... and so beautifully detailed ... this is gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda Callahan said...

Perfect Thanksgiving card! Wonderful die cuts and colors! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Susangail Powell said...

Simply gorgeous! That acorn is beatiful. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Lynn Put said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! So elegant. Thank you for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown.

Lisa Elton said...

Ohhh, I like that fancy top on the acorn! this is wonderful Rosemary!

Kelly Schirmer said...

That die is so awesome and your card with it in these colors is just gorgeous!!

KimCreate said...

oh, that acorn die is wonderful, makes up such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.