Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thankful Card

I am trying to squeeze this one last “thanks” card before the holiday.  After I made this card I realized that it sort of looked like a turkey – that wasn’t my intent – LOL – but hey, if the turkey fits. . .

This is what I used to make my card:

  • Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints, SMS170, wheat (stamped 5 times)
  • Small alphabet stamp set – Studio G (sorry, I don’t have the font)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Brushed Corduroy, Mustard Seed & Gathered Twigs
  • Small water brush
  • Watercolor paper
  • Dark yellow base card
  • Brown shiny layer from DCWV The Luxury Stack
  • Orange cardstock
  • Brown cardstock
  • Dark brown cardstock
  • Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black

Start by stamping and coloring the wheat stamp 5 times on the watercolor paper - this VERY important since the Distress markers won't watercolor on regular cardstock. I stamped mine & colored them before I cut them out so they’d be right next to each other and I could try to get the color somewhat the same.  Once they are colored, cut out only the wheat stalk.  Then hand stamp THANKFUL with a small alphabet set on a piece of white cardstock.  Trim and mat on dark brown cardstock (I know it is a tad crooked, but the stamps I used are the old rubber stamps, remember the ones you couldn't see through & basically hoped they'd stamp straight? Well, there ya go).  
Here are my "turkey feather" wheat stalks prior to attaching them
Arrange the wheat stalks behind the sentiment in a fan shape (I taped them in place with removable tape so I could be sure nothing but what I wanted showed – then as I removed the tape, I glued my wheat to my sentiment).  Mat on the brown cardstock, then the orange, then the shiny brown (there is actually a beautiful paisley type design on the shiny cardstock but there was no way I could get a picture as you can barely see it in person) and lastly, mount on the dark yellow base card.

A close up of the sentiment and if you look very closely
you can see some of the pattern on the shiny cardstock
up in the left hand corner

This was the first card I made with my new stamp sets and the Distress Markers.  Have you ever bought a stamp set and one image spoke to you & screamed to be used first? For some reason the wheat stamp screamed to me and this is the result.
And the final result
Hope you enjoyed and please consider leaving me a comment. Blessings to you & yours!

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 out the current mini-challenge!

I would like to enter my Thankful Card in the following challenges:
Card Mania - Autumn Colors
The Paper Girls - It's Time to Give Thanks
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Thanksgiving/Thanks
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Thank You

And, yes, I found these challenges at Challenges for Days - the blog that fulfills all your challenging needs (ok, maybe not ALL of them, but quite a few)!


  1. Your card is stunning! That wheat stamp is so unique & gorgeous! I'm impressed that you could get those single letter wood stamps so straight..... That is a talent I definitely do not possess! I wandered on over here from Make It Monday & just wanted to check out your card & say hi :) Thanks for sharing your awesome craftiness!

    Diana Lynn ♥
    Leelee Card Designs

  2. What a great card, love it! Happy Thanksgiving! ~Diane

  3. A clever use of your wheat stamp. Lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  4. What a great use for the wheat stamp! Brilliant!
    Thanks for entering your card into our challenge over at Artistic Inspirations.
    Louise DT x

  5. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining to Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo

  6. Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration's with our anything goes challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx


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