Tuesday, November 12, 2013

TRULY GRATEFUL

Combining four Stampin' Up! sets results in a beautiful Thanksgiving card. The sets used in this card include: Gorgeous Grunge, Wetlands, Truly Grateful and Teeny Tiny Wishes.


The sketchiness of the line drawings of the goose from Wetlands and the row of acorns from Truly Grateful works well to give just the right amount of visual punch. Texture and "faux" texture coming from the Houndstooth embossing folder and the lines in Cajun Craze from Gorgeous Grunge are nice counterpoints to the images. Cardstock in Cajun Craze and Sahara Sand are a good fallish combo with the Early Espresso ink.

Interested in giving this card a try?

Supplies:
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Wetlands stamp set
Truly Grateful stamp set
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set

Sahara Sand cardstock
Cajun Craze cardstock

Early Espresso ink
Cajun Craze ink

Big Shot
Houndstooth Embossing Folder
Paper Piercing Tool and foam mat
Silver 1/8" Mini Brads

Instructions:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Cajun Craze cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

In Cajun Craze ink, stamp the lines from Gorgeous Grunge onto the lower right corner of the card front.

Run a 2" x 3" piece of Cajun Craze cardstock through the Big Shot inside the Houndstooth Embossing Folder. Distress the edges with your fingernail. Adhere this piece to the upper right corner of the card front.

Stamp the acorns three times in a row in Early Espresso on a 1 1/2" x 3" piece of Sahara Sand cardstock. It is easier if you do the middle one first. Adhere this directly underneath the textured piece.

Stamp the goose in Early Espresso a little towards the top of a 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Sahara Sand cardstock. Add the Happy Thanksgiving in Early Espresso towards the bottom.

With the paper over the piercing mat, pierce three holes in a row centered underneath the sentiment. Insert tiny silver brads.

Adhere this completed piece to the card front.

Smiles.


7 comments:

  1. Love the ideas. I needed some to start my Thanksgiving cards - I am wa-a-ay behind in the cardmaking process for the holidays.

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  2. Hi Linda!
    Hope you are doing well!
    I have been spending lots of time doing cross stitch and have started another smaller sampler.
    You always have the best tutorials and card ideas to share!!
    Thank you so much for sharing them with my party!!
    Love those acorns. Great Thanksgiving card!!
    Hugs,
    Doni

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  3. I love your card. I've always thought stamping looked like like fun but I haven't tried it. Wishing you a wonderful week, your new follower, Darlene

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  4. Super cute!! Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday!
    ~Betsy @ Romance on a dime

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