I made a few cards this weekend for Thanksgiving. This one I shamelessly cased from Debbie Olson. I went to the PTI store and clicked on the gallery for this First Fruits set to get some ideas and saw this card by Debbie and just couldn't think of way to change it to make it different, so I just cased! I did add the artichoke piece behind the dp and made the card a 5.25" square, omitted the jewels and changed the ribbon, so I guess it is a little different! I made two of these...one for my mom and the other for my in-laws. I used pumpkin pie on the tips of the wheat by just touching the tip of the pad to the tips of the wheat. Then I took a chocolate chip marker and colored in the stems right on the stamp and stamped it on Naturals Ivory cardstock. It was then cut and embossed with the largest oval nestability. Before I took it out of the die, I sponged in some More Mustard, concentrating most of the color in the center and worked my way out. The dp is also PTI's First Fruits and the ribbon is unknown. It's red on the reverse side. The image in on dimensionals. For the inside, I took a strip of the background dp and cut along the scallops. Again I used artichoke and naturals ivory cardstock. I used various stamps for the sentiment. After the card was completed, I added orange stickles to the tips of the wheat to sparkle it up a bit. I set it aside far away from me to dry...how many of you know the reason for that? I can't tell you how many times I've messed up my stickles!
Since I had the Naturals Ivory cardstock out, I thought I'd use it on this card. It was ok, but I wasn't that pleased with the outcome. I stamped this SU Season of Friendship stamp in chocolate chip for the tree and then used sage shadow, really rust, and creamy caramel for the leaves. The dp is Autumn Vine and the other cardstock is sage shadow and chocolate chip. The sentiment is from So Grateful from GinaK Designs. The big brad is a build-a-brad from SU using the same dp. I used a glitter pen on the tree and leaves, which doesn't show up on the picture. When it hits the light, it shimmers nicely!
Well, since I wasn't really happy with this card, I had to something to make it better because I had about five more to make! So this next card is one I came up with that I like much better.
I wanted to used the same stamp set, but changed to PTI white instead. It just popped off the page much better. I also used a sketch from Our Creative Corner. As I was linking this site, I noticed that Dawn Easton made a card very similar to mine (I swear I did not see hers...I found this sketch on Cindy Haffner's blog!). Anyway, I used the OCC sketch along with the Autumn Vine dp again and PTI white as the base. I like this so much better. The ribbon is SU's chocolate chip grosgrain and the sentiment is from PTI's Out on a Limb. I also used the glitter pen on the tree and leaves. This was very easy to do and quick. I made five of these within a reasonable amount of time (for me, at least!). Here's the inside. I really like the way the leaf border looks. The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly that I got at my LSS, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff, a while ago.
Well, thanks for letting me blah, blah, blah! I haven't posted in so long and I've been feeling guilty watching my counter grow each day. I'm getting close to 10,000 hits, so watch for some blog candy! I found some things I purchased twice (without knowing) and some other fun stuff, so please keep stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. friends and have a great week to everyone else!