Welcome to the Candy Hearts October Blog Hop. Today we are sharing Thanksgiving themed projects. After reading my post, I hope you will visit the blog of the next person on the list below. Be sure to “hop” around to see ALL the great projects the Candy Hearts have created for this Thanksgiving blog hop.
Although Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a holiday known for giving and sending cards, I try to send a few, and I plan to send more than usual this year to family and friends that I won’t be able to visit. Some will be alone, and all will have a holiday different than most, so a handmade card is the least I can do to send warm wishes.
My project is a mixed metals Thanksgiving card featuring Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold and Copper Foil Sheets and Brushed Metallic Cardstock. I embossed and cut the leaves with elements from the Nature’s Root dies, and heat embossed the “Happy Thanksgiving” sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set. I combined liquid glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the leaves, and I topped off the layer with Metallic Ribbon tied in a bow.
To make this card, I started with the Gilded Autumn paper and chose the standard gold and copper foil sheets as well as all three colors (bronze, copper and gold) of the brushed metallics. I like the combination of colors and shades for the textured bouquet of leaves that coordinates with the copper an gold foil of the designer paper. The embossed textures, along with the shimmery metal give an elegant, yet edgy look to the card.
- Very Vanilla Thick card stock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″ for card base. 2-3/4″ x 4″ for the sentiment and the leaves
- Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer.
- Gold Foil sheet: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ mat layer. 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ layer for sentiment. Scrap for embossing and die cutting leaves.
- Copper Foil sheet” scraps for embossing and die cutting leaves
- Brushed Metallic Cardstock: scraps of bronze, copper and gold for embossing and die cutting leaves
- Whisper White Thick card stock: scrap for stamping and heat embossing the gold leaf stems
- Metallic Ribbon: ~11 inches to wrap the layers and tie into a small bow
Thank you for joining the blog hop today! Be sure to visit all of the posts of the participating bloggers. You do not want to miss any of the creativity from this talented group of stampers!
- Candy Ford of Stamp Candy
- Linda Krueger of The Stamp Coach YOU ARE HERE
- Pam Morris of Tap Tap Stamp
- Brian King of Stamp with Brian
- Joanne Brown of The Inky Dragon
Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used in this project. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.