Thanksgiving with Paisleys & Posies

I’ve heard from customers and friends that there aren’t many Thanksgiving sets in the Holiday Catalog.  While there are no specifically-for-Fall sets, current products are definitely there to create a beautiful Thanksgiving card if you stretch your stamps just a little.  I used Laurie Schmidt’s fun challenge at The Paper Players (Clean-and-Simple Challenge with a Taste of Fall) to combine a sentiment from Paisleys & Posies with a trio of pumpkins from Spooky Fun and a gorgeous backdrop from Hardwood to make this clean-and-simple card:

Paisleys & Posies, Spooky Fun, Hardwood, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP313And here’s the banner for Laurie’s challenge that inspired my card:

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  • A Spooky Taste of Fall.  Did you see my “Taste of Fall” for this Paper Players challenge?  Of course you did.  The three, sweet pumpkins aren’t from a Fall stamp set – they are from Spooky Fun.  I stamped them with Archival Basic Gray ink and then colored them with Pumpkin Pie ink and a Blender Pen.  The Blender Pen allowed me to apply a light amount of color to some of the pumpkin sections and apply more to others, altering between, for a soft and sweet look.  While almost all of the other images and sentiments in the set are specific to Halloween, those pumpkins are just adorable.

    Spooky Fun, Stampin' Up!

    Spooky Fun, Stampin’ Up!

  • Grateful Grays.  Because I started with these pumpkins that were stamped with Archival Basic Gray, I decided to let Basic Gray – often overlooked – define the rest of my card.  Not only did I stamp this sentiment from Paisleys & Posies with the full force of Basic Gray, but I stamped the Hardwood Image on a small strip of Whisper White (I stamped off a couple of times after inking up the gorgeous background stamp).  The various shades of gray (all Basic Gray) are a nice offset to the soft Pumpkin Pie pumpkins.
  • Envelope Flap.  I also stamped the Hardwood background image to the flap of my envelope to add a lovely touch to the envelope that will accompany this card.  Really adds a nice effect that ties the envelope to the card inside.Paisleys & Posies, Spooky Fun, Hardwood, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP313

Stamp Sets:  Paisleys & Posies, Spooky Fun, Hardwood  Papers:  Basic Gray, Whisper White  Inks:  Pumpkin Pie, Archival Basic Gray  Accessories:  Layered Ovals Framelits, Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Paisleys & Posies, Spooky Fun, Hardwood, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP313

ONE MORE THING.  If you haven’t already checked out this week’s Special Offers, you might be missing out!  With a collection of discounted Project Lift products, the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies are marked 25% off for the next few days.  If these guys are on your wish list – you should get them now.

If you’d like the measurements of the current Layering Framelits, please click here:file graphicI hope you’ll pop over to The Paper Players to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. The card is great. I like how you used the background stamp on the envelope flap – nice touch.

  2. three little pumpkins, a touch of wood for the background and a pretty sentiment! the essence of a BK card!

  3. Beautiful card Brian. I love clean and simple and this card show creativity and ingenuity. Great job

  4. I’m always looking for great fall/Thanksgiving cards. Found one! Thanks.

  5. O.K. Mr. Combine-the-stamp-sets genius! You’ve done it once again! I’m lucky I can remember I actually HAVE a specific stamp set much less remember what is in which one to combine them. How the heck to you do it and I would pay for a video class to learn that!

    All goofing aside (well maybe I wasn’t goofing) this card to me is a perfect example of CAS combined with beautiful and balanced. You are so talented Mr. King.

  6. Love how you used the hardwood stamp here! Simple and classy!

  7. Great clean and simple card…love it! Great colors too. Orange and grey look so sharp together and the ovals soften things just a bit. Very nice!

  8. Cute and simple card which is really nice for Thanksgiving. TFS

  9. So pretty! I love the feel of this card!!!

  10. Such a beautiful card and design! Love the clean lines.

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