Monday, November 18, 2013

A Card of "Gratitude"

Today's card is featuring an early birthday present from a sweet friend/secret aunt/fellow crafty buddy/blogger (check out her blog HERE)!  It's the Stampin' Up Stamp Set called "Harvest of Thanks."  I love it!

I heat embossed the turkey image with Zing embossing powder in white opaque finish.  Then I decided I wanted more of a rustic feel to my card and the white was just too stark to me.  Since I couldn't get any of my distress ink to "take" to the embossing part, I sanded down the embossed areas and then was able to get some Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink to stick.

Having the sandpaper peel off some of the white embossing was a bonus for a more distressed look.

Oh, I should mention that I went to my Pinterest "Card Inspiration" board to get inspiration on how to put my card together.  I found an adorable card from Deconstructing Jen's blog that I used.  You can check it out HERE.  She based her card on a sketch, which I didn't...I just based mine on a picture of her completed card.  Thanks for the inspiration, Jen!

The "Gratitude" sentiment is from the stamp set as well.

I used random ribbon and button from my stash.  The twine is Cappuccino from The Twinery.  Gotta have some Glue Dots on hand for things like this little cluster!

A lot of dimensional foam dots went into the making of this card. :)

I used Tim Holtz Paper Distresser on all the paper edges and then inked them with...say it with me...Vintage Photo Distress Ink! :)  Paper courtesy of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found "Rosy."

I'm entering my card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Thanks/Thanksgiving.

Go get your craft on this week!


  1. Awwwwww shucks! Glad you like your bday gift. A great card in classic Cheryl style!

  2. Gorgeous card Cheryl, I love the soft muted colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx