Sunday, 2 November 2014

Thanksgiving Wishes ...

.... Good morning!  We had our first snow of the season on Friday night - just as the kids were off out trick or treating, and then on Saturday, while cold, the sun came out and it was lovely.  I spent the day tucked up nice and warm in the house.  Today's card was made using a few challenges:

Thanksgiving Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Wondrous Wreath; My Favourite Things - Primitive Pumpkins
Inks: SU - Brocade Blue, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist; Memento - Peanut Brittle, Tuxedo Black
Dies: Die-namics - Primitive Pumpkins, Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX #6; SU/Sizzix - Wondrous Wreath Framelits
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Black; Cuttlebug EF - Autumn Type


I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#160 for the layout, the colours are from Colour Throwdown # CTD#316 and the idea for the wreath is from Just Us Girls - JUGS#265.  I cut the big banner in white, embossed it with autumnal words and then lightly ran the blue ink pad over the top.  I adhered the banner and black panel directly on the card.  The first layer of leaves were made by inking the stamp with Tangelo Twist, stamping off and then immediately inking with Crushed Curry to give a slightly yellow orange colour.  I adhered the wreath using dimensional tape at the top and glue it flat at the bottom.  The pumpkins were adhered with dimensional tape.  On the inside I cut a simple mat layer of black card and on the white card stamped a greeting a some more pumpkins.

Thanksgiving Wishes inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsThanksgiving Wishes sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I did make a few more cards yesterday, but you'll have to wait a while as they are DT cards.  I've got to get ahead with my cards as Ben and his girlfriend are coming over to the States to spend Thanksgiving with us.  I'm so excited, it's been nearly a year since we saw Ben.  I just hope that the weather doesn't get too cold before he arrives.  That's all for now, see you soon.

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14 comments:

Kim said...

I love your wreath on top of your embossing!! Such a smart idea!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool card!!

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Deborah, love the fab design.

Donna x

Kim S said...

What a great mix of Stampin' Up and My Favorite Things!! The wreath and pumpkins look great together and I love the blues and oranges. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Karren said...

Great job combining challenges - these images work so well with both the sketch and the colors. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Buffy said...

Fabulous card. Love the pumpkins

Becca Cruger said...

Holy gorgeousness!!! Wow. This won is a winner for sure! I love everything about this!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty Fall card Deborah. Love the wreath and those cute pumpkins. The dry embossing looks great in the background. Thank you for playing with us at The Color Throwdown this week.

Rita Wright said...

Such a pretty Fall card. I like the blues; a fun touch! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Chris D. said...

Fabulous job combining these challenges! I'd never think to use those colors for a Thanksgiving card, but you pulled it off! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful fall wreath! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful use of these lovely colours, Deborah ... all that fab inked texture really makes the wreath pop! Your thumbnail at JUGs isn't showing your card (at least here on my computer!) ... thought you'd like to know! Anita :)

Cheryl said...

Love your color choices for this autumn card! It's perfect!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I like the embossed banner with the fun wreath - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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