I like the idea of a wreath made of leaves. I've often thought of making one for myself, but haven't found leaves at the craft store that I think look realistic enough.
Anyway, I thought I'd use the wreath idea for some Thanksgiving cards.
For my wreath, I used a couple of graduated circle dies to cut a ring for my base. Then I used some distress inks (shades of red, gold, yellow and light brown) and sponged some scraps of off-white CS in a random way. Finally, I simply used a Recollections punch to create my little maple leaves. Once that was done, I began gluing them to my ring, and you can see for yourself how it turned out.
My sentiment was heat embossed with some copper embossing powder, and the leaf beside it was attached with a glue dot.
A couple more leaves on the inside, along with my computer-generated sentiment.
I made a few of these cards. It was so much fun to see how the leaves turned out. I thought the colors were very close to the maple leaves we see in Minneapolis in the fall. Some are truly this brilliant!
My 8-year-old grandson is staying with us for four days while his parents take his sisters to a swim meet in Milwaukee. He is such a delight. He still likes to be read to at night, which is also a treat for me, as I love reading out loud. He was also excited about having broccoli for dinner tonight. Isn't it great when kids love what's good for them? For his school lunch tomorrow, though, he wants me to pack him a cheddar cheese and dill pickle sandwich. How's that for a combination?!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.