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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #153: Thank You (Give Thanks) or Anything Goes...

Can you believe we are sneaking up on Thanksgiving and will then have just a few weeks until Christmas? Yikes! I'm using the the inspiration from the new challenge at Let's Craft and Create to finish up my Thanksgiving cards.

I had this wonderful fall wreath die that included a pumpkin. I thought it would be perfect for this challenge.

I cut the wreath twice out of beige cardstock. I used some Distress Inks to add some color to the leaves and a brown ProMarker to color the circle of branches. After I was done coloring, I glued the two wreathes together to give it added stability and dimension. I also cut two of the pumpkins, and after coloring one with ProMarkers, I glued them together, too.

My woody-looking strip is just a strip of white cardstock that I ran through a Darice embossing folder. I inked it with Tea Dye Distress ink and then added a light coat of off-white Perfect Pearls powder. The Perfect Pearls gave it such a pretty sheen. It doesn't show in the photo, but it really is pretty.

For my "Thankful" die, I backed a piece of cardstock with double-sided tape and then cut it out. It is so fine and delicate that I didn't want to try gluing it. The double-sided tape worked perfectly for adhering it to my card.

I was hoping that an angled photo would show the sheen on my wood-grained strip.  It's somewhat visible in the photo at right, but still hard to see.

The sentiment on the inside of my card was computer-generated.

I really like how this card turned out, so I will make a couple more of them. But now it's your turn! Check out all the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team on the Let's Craft and Create blog and then try your hand at a "thanks" themed card. Of course, you can always choose the optional theme of "anything goes," too.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Beautiful fall theme card. I like the wreath with the colored leaves. That "wood" strip is really otstanding and sets of the other elements well.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Really love this card! The coloring is wonderful and the sentiment inside is awesome! Wish I had a stamp with that on it!

Glittered Paws said...

What a beautiful card - love the image and how you distressed the leaves. I went back and looked a second time at your embossed panel, I thought it was pattern paper, love that embossing pattern. Have a great day.

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh such a beautiful card Cheryl! Love your pretty inked leaves and your wooden panel does indeed look fab!

Lynette said...

Fabulous card, Cheryl!

Darnell said...

Your autumn leaf wreath is just gorgeous, Cheryl, and I love the inside Thanksgiving sediment! That is going to make a wonderful mantle decoration for someone!! Hugs, Darnell

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Cheryl..I really love your card and the verse is so meaningful. Thank You so much for stopping by with encouragement. May you and yours enjoy the season. Sending Blessings your way