Thursday, November 10, 2016

Count Your Blessings

Hello again!   Today I'm sharing a card made with the current sketch at Mojo Monday.  I'm also joining the challenges at The Paper Players and Stamp Ink Paper, where the theme is being thankful or grateful, certainly appropriate for this time of year and works perfectly for my card, where I've put together my final Thanksgiving card.  I don't send many but I do send them to immediate family members. 

Last month I made a number of fall scenes using the Happy Scenes stamp set that were then cut out with a Leaflet framelit, and I've used them with various card designs to create the Thanksgiving cards I needed  this year.

Having previously water colored the leaf scene with reinkers, putting together this card was pretty quick.  Probably the most tedious part was layering the die cut sentiment (I cut it twice then glued one on top of the other), which was cut from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Initially I had it to the right where the oval is in the sketch, but it just looked like an orphan up there, so after trying various things, I finally landed on anchoring it with the wood element.

The More Mustard layer under the die cut leaves was embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder, cut out with the largest Scallop Layering Square framelit, then ever so lightly sponged with More Mustard ink to bring out the texture.  The Early Espresso card base was layered with a piece of Spice Cake dsp and then the remaining elements were attached.

Thanks for visiting!  I've included links to all the challenges above, so please be sure to use them to check out all the amazing inspiration.


Product details
Stamps:  Happy Scenes
Paper:  Pool Party, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Spice Cake dsp
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Soft Sky, Stazon Timber Brown
Other:  Leaflets Framelit, Seasonal Frame Thinlit, Petal Burst embossing folder, Pool Party Thick Baker's Twine, Into the Woods Element


Carmela said...

Love how you put the scene on the leaf and layered the leaves. Great idea!

Unknown said...

So beautiful, Stef! Everything works so well from the layout, papers, and embellishments. Great water coloring. Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players.

Tina's Crop Shop said...

Wow Stef.. your card is fabulous! I love, love, love that beautiful fall scene inside the leaf! So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week for our grateful theme challenge!

stampwithsandy said...

Oh this is beautiful, Stef! I love the little scene you created within the leaf and the pretty wood embellishment. I love that Spice Cake paper too, have a bit that I am hoarding! So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

This is soooo pretty! A wonderful little scene, and your embellishments are perfect! LOVE that you used some older papers, too! LOVE that Spice Cake! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a great card Stef! So much interest with your choice of paper, texture and embellishments and your watercoloured leaf scene is a lovely focal point. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Hannelie said...

Wow, clever design! I LOVE the little scene in the leaf!
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week !

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

I remember that Spice Cake dsp, I still think I have a little of it too. Looks fabulous with your large die cut leaf and all the texture. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

Unknown said...

Awesome card!! I love all the details and layers. Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

Super Stamp Girl said...

What a beautiful fall card, Stef. There is so much goign on with texture, paper and embellishments, but it all looks beautiful together and the little scene in the leaf just centers it all. Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper! Crystal

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

How beautiful. Love your leafy scene. Thanks for joining us for Mojo Monday!