Friday, November 14, 2014

The Last Two.....

...Thanksgiving cards for this year (I think).  At least the final one using Autumn Splendor!  Yeah!!  Don't get me wrong, I love that set, but after coloring multiple panels of leaves and making multiple cards with the same stamp set (boring!), I'm ready to move on.  But first let me share that last card, using this week's sketch from Mojo Monday.  Further down is a second Thanksgiving card using the new Holiday Home stamp set.

My card starts with a Cherry Cobbler base that is then topped with a panel of Early Espresso Core'dinations paper previously run through the Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  The tilted panels are Cajun Craze card stock and the stamped and watercolored panel.

Can I just say I am in love with the Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon available in the Holiday Catalogue?  I resisted at first, I mean I have soooo much ribbon already, did I really need more?  But I decided it would not go to waste between cards and boxes made with the new Gift Box Punch Board, so I went ahead and ordered it.  I'm so glad I did - it is beautiful ribbon that is so easy to work with.  And while it is sheer, it is substantial enough not to fray terribly on the ends, which I find happens with Seam Binding ribbon.  Okay, done with the editorializing and on to the next card.

I call this "The Card That Took FOREVER".  Seriously.  I spent hours designing, discarding, redesigning and revamping before ending up with this very simple design.  I tried to couple the busy dsp, which I ended up using anyway, with a somewhat elaborate scene using the stamps from Holiday Home, and it just didn't work, of course.  Different dsp, no dsp, change the scene...drove me crazy (of course, my husband reminds me that is a very short trip - ha, ha!).  I finally came back around to this dsp with just blowing leaves behind the house that had been colored with a mix of Blendability markers and Classic Ink.  Still don't love the card, but I do like the house...

...and the interior with dancing leaves decorating the edges.

Well, thanks for sticking with me and I hope your adventures in crafting go easier than mine on that last card!  As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!



Product details:
Card 1
Stamps:  Autumn Splendor, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Watercolor
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Hello Honey, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Tangelo Twist, Versamark
Other:  Stampin' Emboss Early Espresso embossing powder, Stylish Stripes embossing folder, Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestones, Pumpkin Pie Blendability marker, Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon

Card 2
Stamps:  Holiday Home, Holiday Wishes
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Pool Party, Spice Cake dsp
Ink:  Tangelo Twist, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Skin Tone Assortment & Pumpkin Pie Blendability markers, Gold Basic Metal Button, Linen Twine, More Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Ovals Collection and Holiday Home framelits, Blender Pen


DJreflections said...

I liked your cards very much! The designer paper you used is very pretty. Great job on your cards!

Marie Green said...

Love you cards!