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9.17.2008

Grateful


And here we are again for this week's K. Werner Color Challenge. This card is also a preview of my Thanksgiving holiday card series. I will design a couple more to choose from if you like to give Thanksgiving cards.

For the color challenge, I experienced extreme difficulty. Although the earth tones are warm and inviting, which I love, I was having difficulty coming up with a design idea. Finally, after some mishaps, I thought about my wreath stamp and starting my Thanksgiving card line. I heat embossed the wreath, first using craft chocolate chip, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I adorned the wreath with brown and copper stickles. I carefully cut out the wreath and popped it off of the pumpkin cardstock. I matted it on burgundy cardstock and tore the bottom edge. Pumpkin satin ribbon is tied across the burgundy cardstock for elegance. The focal point is popped off of green cardstock, also torn at the bottom, which is adhered to a brown card base.


:: My Goodies ::
Stamps: CTMH - Say it in Style (sentiment); Inkadinkado (wreath)
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip; VersaMark
Paper: Cardstocks: SU! Chocolate Chip; CTMH - Canary; Bazzill Basics - Navel, Olive; DCWV - Burgundy
Accessories: copper satin ribbon; copper and cinnamon stickles
Technique: Stamped; Heat Embossed
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Instructions
  1. Make card base by trimming cardstock to 4.25" x 5.5" then score at 5.5" and set aside.
  2. Trim green cardstock to 4.25" and tear off the bottom portion.
  3. Adhere to the card base.
  4. Trim burgundy cardstock to about 3.25" and tear off the bottom portion.
  5. Trim orange cardstock to about 3" x 4"
  6. On pale yellow cardstock, stamp wreath and cut out.
  7. Stamp sentiment on bottom center of orange cardstock.
  8. Adhere wreath to orange cardstock using dimensionals.
  9. Adhere orange cardstock to burgundy cardstock.
  10. Tie ribbon around burgundy cardstock into a knot.
  11. Adhere burgundy cardstock to card base using dimensionals.
  12. Apply stickles to wreath and let dry.

9 comments:

Savitri said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!

Tina said...

This is beautiful, looks perfect to me!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous wreath and design:)

Stampin'GHmom said...

Very pretty! Love the design

Monica Dotson said...

It is really pretty!

Shawntel said...

This image is great! I love how elegant your card is!

Moonegirl said...

What? I'm so mesmerized by the stickles I don't know what to say. I really like this card. Nice.

Catherine said...

TOP TEN! =)

Karla said...

This is cute! very cute! very elegant!

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