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.