Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thanks Be for Thee

I was so excited to be asked to be the Guest Designer for the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog.  This fun challenge blog was started by 4 friends who like to craft and to do challenges.

This week's challenge is to make a Thanksgiving card.  For Canadians, Thanksgiving Day is in October and for those of us in the USA it's in November.  No matter when you celebrate, a day set aside to thank the Lord for all the blessings He has given us is a very good idea!

For my card, I chose one of my favorite "fancy fold" card designs -- an easel card.  I used a retired 1998 Stampin' Up set that I was given several years ago but hadn't used yet.  I used a sketch from Mojo Monday (MOJO199) for the main panel.  This card features lots of inking on the sentiment & image panels.

I colored the brads used in the bottom sentiment panel with an E29 copic marker.  There were originally a yellow color that was too bright for my color scheme.  Due to my impatience, the color isn't smooth but in the end, I kind of like the swirly look.  My card is a standard A2 (4.25" x 5.5") when closed.

Cardstock:  Recollections, Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle (Hello, Fall)
Stamps:  Stampin' Up (Thanks Be for Thee)
Ink:  Stampin' Up (creamy caramel)
Embellishments/Tools:  Spellbinders (Circles large & small, Lacey Circle), Copics (R27, Y17, N0, N5, N7, N9, E07, E08, E33, E37, E29), ribbon (Michael's), Bazzill Just the Edge Scallop Strip, brad on large flower (Oriental Trading), brads on 2 smaller flowers (American Crafts), flowers (Portofolia)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #48 - Use encouraging/uplifting sentiment
52 Card Pick-up #39 - make a card
Terrifically Thrilling Challenges - Tic Tac Toe (Dies, Free, Ribbon)
Sentimental Sunday #122 - 3-2-1 (3 layers on big flower, 2 colored brads, 1 ribbon)
The Crafty Pad #190 - Floral
Catered Crop - Halloween or Fall
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge (PPMC59) - Fall
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (Option of something to Celebrate - Thanksgiving)
Scrap Creations - Fall Flowers
Divas By Design - Texture
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge (PWC226) - Flowers

I hope you'll play along this week and make a Thanksgiving card.

Thanks for stopping by today. 


Tamie said...

Welcome! We are so blessed to have your creativeness this month. I just love the fold of your card, the turkey, sentiment and the colors you chose. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful inspiration with us. We all have so much to be grateful for. Way to rock Leanne's challenge.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Stephanie! This is another wonderful card. I haven't mastered the easel card, so I'm super impressed with yours. And you're SO right, whether it's on the actual day of Thanksgiving or not, we all need to stop and thank God for our blessings. However, sad that many people do this only once per year when, really, our thankful hearts should be active every minute of every day. I will counting ALL my blessings over and over, and YOU will certainly be on that list. I thank God for you!
Snd, thanks for sharing with us again this week.
Be blessed,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Leanne said...

Welcome again Stephanie and thanks for making my challenge this month wonderful. Love the colors and the sentiment awesome. Way to go!

Dawn said...

Happy Thanksgiving when it comes!
Great card! Thanks for playing in the Floral Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Stephanie - this is a great card! I love your large layered flower and the autumnal colours are really rich. Thank you for sharing this card at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Floral" challenge.
Helen x (DT)
PS: Congratulations on your GDT spot!

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Stephanie, really love the colours. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Floral challenge this week. :)

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous. Love your image and the papers are scrummy as is the card design. Thank you for entering this into the Diva's by Design challenge.
Hugs Sharon. x

Darlene said...

This is just awesome Stephanie! Love your design and coloring! PERFECT!! Thanks so much for joining our "TIC-TAC-TOE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Lisa said...

So super cute Stephanie! Thank you so much for joining the celebration at Papertake Weekly :)

Lori Turner said...

super cute card Stephanie! I am so thrilled to have you with us this month!! :)

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images Blog.
Hugs Miranda


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