Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving – Early!


I’ll be posting cards from my craft weekend for the next few posts – here’s a Thanksgiving card I created.  I wanted to try out my new Heartfelt Creations stamps and Copic markers.  I’m working on new ways to photograph the cards, too.20101027_HappyThanksgiving_thumb4



Note: finished card size is 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”

Pumpkin Pie (SU!): 8 1/2” x 11, score @ 5 1/2”; Crushed Curry (SU!): 5 1/4” x 5 1/4”; Always Artichoke (SU!): 5 1/8” x 5 1/8”; Stamper’s Select White Cardstock (Paper Trey): 5” x 5”


Rich Cocoa (Memento); Soft Suede (SU!)


Rustic Autumn Wheel (Heartfelt Creations); Sentiment from Bold Falling Leaves (Heartfelt Creations)


COPIC Markers: Y17, Y38, YR15, YR07, YG93, E11, E18, E31, E33, E37, C5, C7; Sponge; Ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Acrylic Block; Stamp-A-Ma-Jig; SU! Marker: Soft Suede; Post-It Note; Sticky Tape (PK Glitz); Scor-Pal; Fiskars trimmer with deckle blade; Scissors; Baby wipes



This is an EASY card – the only cutting to do is to cut the squares of yellow, green, and white using the deckle blade.  The edges are distressed with the suede ink and a sponge.


I stamped the image using the cocoa ink on the white square, and colored it with   COPIC markers:

  • Pumpkins: Y17, YR15, YR07, E11, E18
  • Grass: Y38, YG93
  • Fence: E31, E33, E37
  • Wheel: C5, C7


The sentiment is stamped on the base card using the suede ink, and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for positioning.  The trick here is that the stamp is one line, and I wanted it on 2 lines. To split the image:

Stamp the image on the clear position sheet, then thoroughly clean the stamp using a baby wipe StampPosition_1_thumb2
Use the marker to color just the word “Happy” StampPosition_2_thumb
Using the clear position sheet and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, place the Happy where you want it on the card, and stamp the first word. StampPosition_4_thumb

Now color the word “Thanksgiving”, position the sheet on the card.

Use a Post-It note to cover where the word “Happy” would have stamped – just in case the stamp is not as clean or dry as it needs to be – you don’t want a “ghost” of Happy stamping there!

Stamp the Thanksgiving sentiment,
and you have a 2-line sentiment from a 1-line stamp!


Mount the green square on the left of the card, and add the yellow on the green.  Tie the ribbon around the card BEFORE mounting the image panel.  I used the sticky tape to hold the ribbon in place.

Mount the image on the yellow square over the ribbon.

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Anonymous said...

Very Pretty. Love this stamp. It sure says Thanksgiving. Marilyn

Helen said...

Great card! I really like your description on how to use the sentiment stamp a bit differently!

Benzi said...

Very pretty Thanksgiving card with those beautiful pumpkins that are colored so well. Love all the wonderful Fall colors. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

Joanne (jojot) said...

a very classy Thanksgiving card. How wonderful that you depict and explain your creative process....thanks so much for playing with the Stampin B's this week

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous coloring!! The colors here are perfect for autumn. Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT this week for our challenge to make Thanksgiving cards featuring pumpkins :)

a simple offering said...

This is beautiful. I love fall anything and the country background.

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