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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thanksgiving blessing

Well here we are in September, which is really hard to believe.  Our Canadian Thanksgiving is only 5 weeks away, so I thought I would be a bit pro-active and get a couple of Thanksgiving cards made.  I usually keep putting 'holiday' cards off and then before you know it, it's here.  So this is my first card of two that I'm sharing today.



I received my order from PTI a couple of weeks ago and this set  Autumn Adornments was just waiting to be used.
I started with my top layer measuring 5.5 x 3 7/8.  I stamped the flourish in each corner using distress milled lavender.  Added the acorns with distress antique linen, and the small pink flowers using PTI - sweet blush.

I used a piece of scrap paper (5.5 x 1) in kind of a plum/grey tone and placed that along the left edge of my folded card base.  I then adhered the the stamped layer on top of my card base about 1/8" from the right side of the card.  For my sentiment I used the Thanksgiving blessings which comes with this set stamped using PTI - dark chocolate onto a piece of kraft c/s.  Along the top of the kraft strip, I adhered a piece of Little B gold washi tape.  I cut this kraft piece a little bit wider than the top layer because I wanted to overhang on each side of the main panel. Under the kraft panel I stamped 'so grateful' from a Flourish stamp set using distress antique linen.

The leaves were cut from scraps using the leaf from the die Phrase play #7 die.

So now for the finishing touches- I added some PTI Rainstones - love how crystal these little gems are, little white bow made from silk ribbon, wooden bird, and then for the center of the bow I added crystal self adhesive from Prima.

Finish card size - A2 - 5.5 x 4.25

Supplies:
Stamps - PTI - Autumn adornments, Flourishes - autumn blossoms
Ink- Distress inks - antique linen, milled lavender, PTI - dark chocolate, sweet blush
Cardstock - white cougar 110 lb, kraft, scraps
Dies - PTI - phrase play #7
Misc - PTI - rainstones, silk ribbon, studio calico wooden bird, prima crystal self adhesive embellishment

Thanks for your visit. Enjoy your week.

Pauline

2 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Good grief, I'm so behind in my visiting I'll never catch up. That's what I get for a mere weekend away from home. But I saw this in my Bloglovin' and just had to come for a closer look. How clever you are with your designs! So well thought out and just the right amount of everything always. I absolutely love LOVE those stamped corners with the acorns added. And the die cut leaves, the little wooden bird -- all so perfect and completely enchanting!

Tracy said...

So classy and elegant and of course may as a pin. Your design skills are amazing lady. Perfect combo of colors for the stamping and I love the little wood bird on the kraft. It makes him stand out. Another slice of perfection. Hugs!