.... Morning from a very cold (current -6°C or 21°F) and frosty Northville. It is, however, a lovely day with bright blue skies and sunshine - but the wind cuts right through you! So, I'm staying indoors to do housework like stuff - but later! In the meantime, I've a Thanksgiving card to share with you this morning:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Day of Gratitude
Inks: Versamark; SU - Soft Suede, Soft Sky
Accessories: SU Card - Soft Suede, Soft Sky; Cream Lustre Card; SU Marker - Soft Sky; SU Candy Dots; Clear Embossing Powder
I made this card using two challenges - the current layout from Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL265 and the colours from CAS - Colours & Sketches - CASC&S50. I really like these colours but have struggled a bit to come up with a card until last night. I made the base from Soft Suede card, cut a panel in Soft Sky (such a pretty colour) and on cream card I stamped this wonderful medallion image. I inked up the image with Versamark first and then with the colour, stamped and heat embossed with clear powder. I then cut the image out and added just a touch of colour to the central flower and the dots at the edges. I finished the centre with a little candy dot. The sentiment comes from the same set and is perfect for a Thanksgiving card. For the inside I cut a panel of cream card and stamped the medallion again, only this time in Soft Sky - there's no other sentiment, just as space for me to write my message. I also decorated the envelope.
I can't believe just how fast the time is going - it's already the middle of the week!!! I don't want to worry anyone, but it's six weeks to the day until Christmas!!! Oh my goodness! On that happy note - I'll say bye for now!