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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Give Thanks For All Things

For All Things is a lovely new stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue that gives a watercolour impression much in the way of the Work of Art stamp set.  This one, however, is a celebration of Autumn and Thanksgiving.  As a perfect compliment to that set, there is also the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I've used both  in my card.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #108 for September 3, 2014. #stampinup #cardchallenge #papercraftcrew

I love the sketch for this week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge, but until I changed its position, I really wasn't inspired.  Once I did that, however, the card simply fell into place for me.  I chose to use the Naturals White for my base and then piled on the colours that are shown in the Designer Series Paper.  My next layer is Old Olive (which is like a lighter shade of the Mossy Meadow and works better for this card) and then comes a layer of the Designer Paper.

For the off-kilter piece, I've layered Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and then a different layer of the Designer Paper.  On the Designer Paper I've used Mossy Meadow (off-stamped twice) with the rectangle stampe from the For All Things stamp set.  Then I've stamped the oak leaf from the set with Cajun Craze (also off-stamped, but only once).  Once those were dry, I heat embossed the sentiment from the set using my Early Espresso embossing powder.

For the strip across the bottom of the card, I chose to use Cajun Craze which I cut using my Chevron Punch.  I wanted some of those wonderful colours from the Designer Paper to show through.

I cut two squares from the Burlap Ribbon and took out the stitching before attaching them to the lower right of the card.  After that I stamped, coloured, and fussy-cut the wheat sheaf from the Truly Grateful stamp set and mounted that on the Burlap Ribbon using Dimensionals.

Three little Candy Dots finish up my card.  The sketch may be on its side but I think it works quite well this way.


For more cards using this sketch, check out Paper Craft Crew Challenges.

For more card with a fall theme, check out The Paper Players.

10 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Ter. It's not my usual style, but I like it, too.

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  2. Wow, I love this fall card! I like how you used the new set, and the colors are perfect,too. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thank you so much, Laurie. I struggled with this but in the end it worked out quite well.

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  3. Terrific fall card! The chevron border is awesome and I love your stamped focal panel. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

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    1. Thank you very much, Andrea. I'm glad you had a Fall theme challenge.

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  4. Beautiful card Heidi! I love the way you moved the sketch piece to suit your card :-) and the Burlap and wheat image seem made for each other! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew this week :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan. I enjoy your challenges because they really do challenge my imagination. You don't offer easy sketches.

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  5. Gorgeous, Heidi! I love your collage style stamping and the burlap adds so much texture. Thanks for playing along with us week at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. I really appreciate your comments.

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