Monday, December 12, 2011

Still Thankful

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Since I started this blog posting adventure with some Halloween cards, I thought it only appropriate to continue the fall holiday season schedule with a Thanksgiving card.

Stamps:  Gift Givers, Falling Leaves
Paper:  Sahara Sand, More Mustard, Bravo Burgandy, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Stripes Embossing Folder, Chocolate Dotted Ribbon, Square Scallop die, Curly Label Punch

Isn't that little turkey just the cutest?!  This card uses a fun technique.  You ink up the Stripes Embossing Folder (in this case with More Mustard), run it through the Big Shot.  Then ink it up again and turn you paper 90 degrees and run it through again.  It makes that adorable gingham pattern.  I did find out one thing while doing this with my club.  THere is a certain side of your embossing folder that you must ink up.  I inked up the wrong side and could not figure out why the ink was not transferring to the cardstock.  Decided to ink up the opposite side of the folder and... Voila!  Perfect!

And here is a bonus card for today.  Simply because it is fall looking and I don't know when else to post it.  :)

Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree, Woodgrain BG, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Early Espresso, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Sponge Daubers, Hemp Twine

The wood background technique was created by the ever amazing Jan Tink.  Check out her blog for details.  She explains it way better than I ever could.  In a nutshell, you stamp the Woodgrain BG stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then you rub the cardstaock with various color inks.  In this case, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip.  Then you stamp the Woodgrain BG in Very Vanilla, to make it all "pop".  I think I needed to add a little bit more color to my wood.  It's an awful pale looking shade of oak.

Wednesday I plan on starting "The 12 Days of Christmas" here at the old bloggo.  I'll show 12 different Christmas projects leading right up to Christmas day.  Although I really think the 12 Days of Christmas are supposed to start the day AFTER Christmas.  But I'm not a Christmas historian, nor do I want to find out the tradition behind the song.  It just makes for a good reason to blog for 12 days in a row.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!

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