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Monday, November 16, 2015

Thanksgiving is just around the corner...

...and I've made about 15 cards to send out to family and friends.  Here's the first one I made using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.

Please excuse the slightly blurry photo. I guess I was focusing on my pretty leaf, which meant that my sentiment was out of focus.

Anyway, I cut my top mat at 4" X 5 1/4". Then I positioned it on my Cricut mat so that my leaf would cut out in the center of the top half of my mat. It takes a bit of finagling to get this figured out, but it worked perfectly once I did.

After the leaf was cut out, I took it out and colored the outline with a ProMarker to make it match my card base. Then I put the leaf outline back into the negative space (minus its little fill pieces). Once it was in place, I put a square (cut from a sheet) of double-sided adhesive behind it. On the front, I added three different fall colors of glitter in the negative spaces and burnished it in with my finger.

The sentiment was heat embossed with a copper-colored embossing powder, and the ribbon was a left-over scrap from my stash.

Here's a little closer look at my leaf. It's actually really, really pretty IRL. I'm just not adept enough at photography to capture it properly.

My glitter colors are gold, copper and a deep brown. They actually blend really nicely together and add some gorgeous sparkle to my CAS card.

The inside of my card has a computer-generated sentiment. I fiddled with that, too, to get it to print the right color. I wanted it to be a rich brown to fit in with my fall colors, and I think I achieved it! The only embellishment I added was a stitched line (cut with a die) across the top to mimic the stitch lines of the ribbon on the front of my card

I liked these cards so much that I made 6 of them. I've got a few other designs, too, that I'll share with you in the days ahead.

Have a great week, everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Patti J said...

Your leaf is so pretty, Cheryl! Great card, dear friend! And I always enjoy your computer generated sentiments! Hugs...

Sue said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card. Need to make some for out of town folks, need to get going....thanks for the nudge. Love the sparkly leaf just gorgeous.


designbydonna said...

Beautiful leaf. Love the sparkly colors you used.

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful card - and love the sentiment on the inside.