Monday, November 1, 2021

We Create November Blog Hop Gratitude & Thanks

Welcome to the We Create November Blog Hop as we showcase projects with the theme " Gratitude & Thanks". You will be visiting with our talented Design Team Members as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you to create your own beautiful projects.
Fall is in full swing and Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in Colorado. The wonderful colors of this season are perfect for creating cards of gratitude and thanks and for my card design today, I wanted to create an organic feel to my design. For this card, I chose to use the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle and added the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set for the beautiful sentiment. I love that the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set has so many wonderful images to add texture to the background and I combined them with the detailed leaves and branch dies from the coordinating Intricate Leaves Dies to create this wonderful design. The Gold and Copper accents help to step up this card design without having to add any bling. The Linen Thread adds the perfect finishing touch for this card.
Products Used:
Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (item #158609)
Pretty Pumpkins stamp set (item #156472)
Crumb Cake Cardstock (item #120953)
Early Espresso Cardstock (item #119686)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Gold Foil Sheets (item #132622)
Copper Foil Sheets (item #142020)
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad (item #147115)
Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad (item #147116)
Cajun Craze Classic Ink Pad (item #147085)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Linen Thread (item #104199)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Early Espresso Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Branch die cut with the Intricate Leaves Dies
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Card Front - 5" x 3 3/4"
Copper Foil
Two detailed leaves die cut with the Intricate Leaves Dies
Gold Foil
One long leaf die cut with the Intricate Leaves Dies
The textured background for this card design was created by stamping the Woodgrain image with Soft Suede ink several times using Generational stamping. I then stamped the large spotted background image with Crumb Cake ink repeating the process. I heat embossed the sentiment in the bottom right corner with Copper embossing powder and added the small leaves images in both Gold and Copper embossing to coordinate. I attached the die cut branch to the left side of the card front and then added the foil die cut leaves to give the impression they were falling from the tree. To add a touch of color, I stamped the smaller spotted background image with Cajun Craze ink, making sure to stamp off each time to tone down the intensity of the color. II adhered the card front to the Early Espresso cardstock layer to create a frame for the focal image. For the final touch, I added Linen Thread around the bottom of the card front, wrapping it twice and then tying a knot at the front. I attached the card front to the Crumb Cake card base with Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up. The beautiful card design works well as a Thanksgiving card or as general Thank You card. The embossing adds an elegant touch to the design without being to over the top. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own beautiful projects to share with the people in your life. Sending thank you cards is a wonderful way to show the people in your life how much you appreciate them.
Now it's time to visit Cheryl's wonderful blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Oh, this is beautiful! I love the colors and metallic touches!

    1. Thank you Tanya. I love how the Copper and Gold look for Fall designs.

  2. Love the splatter look! The font on the sentiment is so elegant it really sets the tone for a pretty card

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I love that this stamp set has two different sized splatter stamps. This stamp set is so great for creating backgrounds.