... Good afternoon everyone! We are enjoying the first day of our Thanksgiving long weekend. We woke to light snow falling and a very cold morning. I got most of the preparations for today's dinner sorted out last night, which mean that after watching the Thanksgiving Day parade from Detroit (on TV - not going out in that cold) I was able to spend a little while in my craft room. Appropriately, I made a thank you card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Fine Feathers, Funky Flowers, Crackle Background Lg
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Burlap Ribbon; SU Marker - Early Espresso
I used the sketch from the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party Bedtime Story - WMSPJPBS4, I have to admit that I was beginning to think I wouldn't make it in time. For the colours I've used this week's selection from Colour Q - cQc217, although I've had to substitute Lucky Limeade for Kiwi Kiss.
I cut a panel of white card using the stitched dies from Lil Inkers and while still in the die stamped the crackle background in green. I used the second impression for a more subtle finish. I edged the card with Early Espresso to define the panel. I attached some burlap ribbon to the panel and then adhered the whole lot to the card base. I die cut a large circle and stamped the sentiment in brown. I made these flowers using Funky Flowers, stamping the large and medium images onto white card and cutting them out. To finish the flowers I added the centres in turquoise. For the inside I have a mat layer of orange and a white panel which is blank for my message.
As I type I can smell the turkey roasting in the oven - it's still got a couple of hours to go, we are not sitting down to dinner until about 3.00pm. It's entirely possible that I've cooked too much!! That's all for now - off to have a glass of wine and read before finishing dinner!