Before I share today’s card, I want to give a big “thank you” to Narelle Farrugia for selecting my Freshly Made Sketches card from last week ago as an honorable mention in Sketch FMS461. I love playing along with challenges for great inspiration. Even though it’s never expected, it’s always nice to be recognized. You can see that card here.
I’m starting to feel the pressure of finishing all my Thanksgiving projects – it’s less than a week away, and I’m not done with the gorgeous maple leaf from the Gather Together Bundle – I love it so. Today, I combined the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches with the color combination at FabFriday to make a simple, layered card perfect for Thanksgiving. Here’s my card:
Here’s the banner for Narelle’s sketch challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Gather Together. Gathering together is definitely a 2019 phrase – and hopefully it can become “a thing” again in 2021. For this year, though, large gatherings are not the hallmark of the Thanksgiving holidays. When the Gather Together bundle was released last year, I was immediately in love. I’m grateful it returned this year (as a bundle, too!) and have enjoyed using it as much this time as I did before. You might not have it for Thanksgiving, but you’ll want to make sure you have it – it’s a keeper! Here’s a look at the Gather Together Bundle:
- Wink, Wink. After I stamped each of the leaves in the trio of colors (Cinnamon Cider, Mint Macaron and Bumblebee), I painted over each one with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Not only did the glitter brush spread the ink that I had just stamped, adding a watercolored effect, but the brush also leaves a beautiful (and slightly terrifying) glitter stain. Here’s a closer look at the shine on these maple leaves: Here’s a closer look at the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush:
- Tasteful Textile. I didn’t want to add to much “bold” to the sweet trio of leaves on this card. I tried base panels in different colors and decided the panel needed to be white. At the same time that I wanted it to be simple, I also didn’t want it to be too plain – oh, the delicate balance! The moment I embossed this Thick Whisper White panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, I knew I had arrived. Here’s a closer look at this wonderful Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (another must have for your collection): The Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder creates an impression that is, shall we say, tasteful.
Bundles: Gather Together Stamp Sets: Gather Together Papers: Cinnamon Cider, Thick Whisper White Inks: Cinnamon Cider, Mint Macaron, Bumblebee Accessories: Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Falling Leaves Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies (oval), 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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