Nov 01 2011

Always Thankful

This card is one that my Clubs did in September but haven't shown here.  It meets The Paper Players theme of FALL this week for Challenge #70 and I wanted to include it.  


I think Stampin' Up!'s Always Thankful stamp set is beautiful and very easy to color!  I used a past Create with Connie and Mary Challenge sketch for my starting point and took my colors from…what else?…Spice Cake Designer Paper!  I'm going to MISS that DSP when it goes away!



I started with a base of Pool Party and layered on Soft Suede cardstock.  I used three different patterns of Spice Cake DSP in varying widths under the front panel.  I stamped the urn of fall grasses with Black Stazon on Very Vanilla and used my Stampin' Write Markers and the AquaPainter to color the image.  I layered the Very Vanilla on Early Espresso cardstock.  I added a piece of Crochet Trim with the mini safety pin from Vintage Trinkets in the lower right corner.  Then I added three of the mini brads from Vintage Trinkets in the upper left corner.  Finally, I added the greeting Kind Thanks from Stampin' Up!'s Thank you Kindly stamp set in Black Stazon Ink.


Hard to believe it is November 1st already!  Wow!  Today is gorgeous…sunny and a high in the 60s!  Wish it would stay like this all winter!  lol!

12 People have left comments on this post

Nov 1, 2011 - 12:11:40
Carol Carriveau said:

Beautiful Connie….you can almost see the stalks gently moving in the breeze!

Nov 1, 2011 - 02:11:31
Adair said:

This is beautiful, Connie!  You colored the image so well.  It looks like it could pop off the paper!  I think this is my absolute favorite new stamps.

Nov 1, 2011 - 03:11:40
Rose Kerry said:

Beautiful card, great way to use up strips of dp.  Love it!

Nov 1, 2011 - 07:11:54
Janet said:

Just beautiful!! How did you make the falling leaves on your page?

Nov 1, 2011 - 08:11:24
Patti Willey said:

Very nice! Clean & Simple, your tin picture even looks old! great water coloring!

Nov 1, 2011 - 09:11:42
Kelly Wentling said:

Hi Connie!
This is such a pretty, peaceful card!  Love the colors, your design, and the little details like the tiny buttons.  Gorgeous!

Nov 2, 2011 - 07:11:14

This is fantastic Connie!  I love how you've done the little bit of crochet trim and balanced it with the vintage brads.  The sketch is still fabulous and your coloring of the image is perfect!  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Nov 3, 2011 - 01:11:07

Hi Connie! This is so pretty! I love your shading on the imae and how you showcased that fabulous Spice Cake paper. (My new favorite!) The tiny button and that pop of lace trim are such great accents, too. All around fall-tastic! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! đŸ™‚ 

Nov 3, 2011 - 05:11:13
Cindy Hall said:

I LOVE this card.  The sketch is great, and I love your embellishments.  And, of course, the stamp set and DSPs are favorites of mine, too!  Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Nov 3, 2011 - 07:11:12
Ann Schach said:

What a pretty fall card, Connie! The snippet of lace with the safety pin is the perfect touch.  Thanks for playing with The Paper Players again this week!

Nov 3, 2011 - 07:11:32
LeAnne said:

Gorgeous fall creation!  Of course, anything with Spice Cake is bound to be gorgeous!  Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Nov 4, 2011 - 11:11:09

Love this stamp set, love this DSP.  Together they are just perfection!  The DSP strips are the perfect background for this image.  Pretty card Connie.  Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!