Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello and welcome!  My card today is one I made for the current challenge at Just Us Girls, where we are to create a matching envelope.  I'm also joining the Anything Goes challenge at Four Seasons Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, where this week's theme is Thanks/Thanksgiving.

I was just completing the very few Thanksgiving cards that my husband and I send out when I saw the challenge at Just Us Girls, so I created a rather simple matching envelope with gold heat embossing on the front.

I started by stamping the SSS Full of Thanks stamps set on white cardstock, then coloring with Copic markers.  I put a pale halo around the image using my lightest BG marker then put the panel back in my Misti and gold heat embossed it along with the sentiment.  Next, the panel was die cut with a mini slim rectangle die then I applied gold metallic paint around the edges.  Once that dried, the panel was adhered directly to an Early Espresso die cut panel, which was then adhered to the white card base and finishing by adding the die cut sentiment with thin foam squares.

I made five of these cards but had only four pre-made envelopes, so I used an old Memory Keepers Envelope punch board to create an envelope that would fit with the 6"x 3" card.  I popped that into my Misti so I could stamp more than once for good inking, then heat embossed it with Antique Gold embossing powder.  I only embossed part of the image on the envelope so that I'd have plenty of room to add the recipient's address.

Thanks for taking time to stop by, I appreciate it!  Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week if you celebrate!


Stamps:  Full of Thanks (SSS)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Early Espresso (SU), CutCardStock Super Smooth White (AMZ/used for the envelope)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Other:  Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essential Bundle dies, Waffle Flower Designer Template 1 sentiment label die, Altenew Metallic Gold paint and Antique Gold embossing powder, WR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch board
Copics:  Corn Husk: YG67, 17, 03; Sunflower Greens:  G28, YG45, G21; Corn: Y28, 18, 06, 02; Sunflowers:  YR27, 24, 15, 11, E59, 57, 55; Pumpkin:  E09, YR18, 07, 16, Y17, E29, 37, 33; Leaves #1: YR18, 07, 16, Y17, E33; Apple and Leaves #2: R39, 37, 35; Halo BG000 and 0000; for the grapes I used Sketchmarker Brush Pro markers in V61, 62, 54


Darlene said...

Oh Stef, this is just GORGEOUS and I LOVE the coordinating envelope (what a smart idea) ... looks awesome! I'm sure will warm someone's heart! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


Ellibelle said...

So beautiful! Love the image and gorgeous fall colors!
Thank you so much for joining us at Four Seasons challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Nancy said...

How beautiful is this!!! I love that you heat-embossed the envelope using part of the image, how clever! Stef, You color so well! I need some lessons. Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Stef. I love the images, the slimline, and the beautiful matching envelope. So sweet and super creative, too. THanks for sharing your lovely art with us at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog. we appreciate your participation and hope that you'll visit and share again soon.
Karen L, DT
The Four Seasons Challenge

For another FUN challenge, come join us at Word Art Wednesday. Always Anything Goes/Family Friendly and lots of great sponsors/prizes. I'd love to have you join us.

Lisa Kind said...

So pretty! I love the gold embossing on the card and envelope. It makes it look so rich! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Ina G said...

Simply gorgeous Stef. So colourful and lovely finishe with the goldc embossed envelope. Thanks for adding it to our gallery this week.