Saturday, 9 November 2013

Holiday Inspiration Group - Thanksgiving




Time for some (US) Thanksgiving inspiration from the Inspiration Crew!


We’re a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 1 day event to provide you with tons of autumn and Thanksgiving-themed inspiration. We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes! Check each blog for information about what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

When Donna made this card, I knew I had to get those leaf dies from Lawn Fawn. When they arrived, they were all stuck together with little pieces of metal - ready to be snipped apart, but I thought I would just die cut them all together because they were arranged very nicely. I stamped and embossed the 'thank you' in gold. And that's the white panel.

For the 'orange' panel, I got very inky, which is not like me. I used sponge daubers to daub Honey, Marmalade and Raspberry distress ink all over a white panel slightly larger than my leaf panel. I just kept going until I was happy with the colours. Then, while it was still damp from all the distress ink, I dumped gold ep all over it and then knocked most of it off before heating it - so there's some shine and texture. Finally, I ran the edge of the orange panel along my versamark pad and then put more gold ep to create the tiny gold border.

Head over to the other blogs to see lots more inspiration!

19 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is another example of your creativity, Ardy! Brillz! I'll bet this is extremely pretty IRL! Hugs, Darnell

joy said...

Gorgeousness exemplified, Ardyth!

mypapercraftworld said...

Stunning colours, Ardyth ... so perfect with the gold ... amazing! Anita :)

Lynn said...

Ahh...I love the negative dies and all the shimmer...lovely!

Gabby said...

Great use of the negative die cut! Awesome inked bkgrd and the texture is terrific. :)

Annette Allen said...

wow love how you did these leaves and that background.. love it.. great card..

cm said...

Gorgeous! Brilliant idea to leave the die assembled: the configuration is stunning!
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Iris said...

Very pretty - love the die cut leaves and the sparkle.
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Angi Barrs said...

Love the gorgeous color! So perfect for fall!

Rachel W K said...

how pretty is this?! the little gold bits add so much to the card, i love it
-Rachel w k
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Geri said...

Wow - this card really was a labor intensive project...but well worth the time and awesome creative process, because it rocks! The color blend is stunning - so vibrant and perfectly 'fallish'! And speaking of creative ideas - cutting the dies before snipping is genius! The embossed 'Thank You' is beautiful (another fab font)!

Deborah said...

What a beautiful card very clever of you to leave the dies attached. I love hoe gorgeous your orange inked bg turned out TFS

Kelly Griglione said...

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!! Chalk full of inspiration right here. The gold touches in your leaves tie so nicely with your sentiment!

Libby Hickson said...

So gorgeous! Love how the gold ep looks on there!

Barb said...

flawless...as usual!

Sue D said...

Lovely card. I like how you used the leaf die cut.

Bobby said...

If the dies hadn't been stuck together, I'm sure you would have come up with a similar (or even better) arrangement. It's beautiful and I LOVE that swirly Thank You stamp.

lindaplus3 said...

very very pretty;;; love it... i would like to try something similar :)

Kim S said...

It may be out of your comfort zone, but it is WONDERFUL!!