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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Shimmery pumpkin...


For this card, I cut my wreath out of kraft cardstock and used some distress inks to blend some color onto the leaves. I also added some dots using a gold Viva Decor pen and the word "thankful" cut from olive green glitter cardstock.

My pumpkin was cut out of a deep orange cardstock. I colored the stem dark brown with an alcohol marker. 

To add some shimmer to the pumpkin itself, I laid my Versamark ink pad directly on it. Once I could see it had a nice coating of the ink, I added some coppery colored Perfect Pearls. Finally, I spritzed it with a fine mist of water to set the Perfect Pearls. It's so pretty IRL!

My sister gave me a set of dies (Thanks, Michelle!) that cuts strip sentiments for all sorts of occasions. One of them says "Happy Thanksgiving," so I used it for this card. I also included a computer-generated sentiment.

I have started preparing our Thanksgiving dinner. Today I made the cranberry relish, which my family loves. I will drop some off at my daughter's home, as they love it, too. On Wednesday, I will make the dinner rolls and pies. I have a 12-13 lb. turkey (a lot, I know), but will share the leftovers with my brother. He is always so appreciative when I give him leftovers, since he really doesn't cook much for himself.

We plan on joining other family members on Thursday via Zoom. It will be fun to talk and laugh with them and see their smiling faces.

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



Darnell said...

Your fall wreath is beautiful, Cheryl, and I love the amazing coppery shine you achieved on the pumpkin! This is a stunner! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm delighted to hear you are still doing the traditional fixings, but being safe and sharing with family over Zoom! I'm sure your brother is very thankful for you!! Keep safe and well! Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

Pretty and your welcome, hope you can use them more! Happy Thanksgiving🍁🍂🍁

Lynette said...

A very pretty card, Cheryl! I love shimmer. Your Thanksgiving sounds nice. We hope to do a little Zooming with our family, also.

designbydonna said...

Beautiful card full of fall colors. Love the shimmery copper on the pumpkin. We have just the 2 of us this year for Thanksgiving as the rest of the family is at a distance. I am thankful the employees at Bob Evans are working. We will get take out and eat at home.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh I'm loving your shimmery pumpkin!
Hope you enjoyed your dinner, homemade cranberry relish sounds delish - bet your brother wasn't complaining about all the extra goodies ;)

Glittered Paws said...

Love your fall leaf, nd the pumpkin has a nice little "shine" to it. I fixed a pork loin roast and saving the turkey for Christmas when my son will be home. Love homemade cranberry relish, but...I usually buy the canned stuff.