Nov 26 2010

Stamping 411 – Day of Gratitude

It's time again for another Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge SSC179!  I struggled with this one for a while, until I decided to use the panels as background and add a pleated flower from the large Medallion in Day of Gratitude stamp set in the front!


Here is my card…I thought it appropriate to do one more fall card for Thanksgiving week!  From now on, it will be full speed ahead to Christmas and winter holidays!



I started with a base of Old Olive cardstock and layered on Cajun Craze.  I added three panels from Autumn Spice Designer Paper's leaf pattern.  I added a strip of the stripe in Autumn Spice DSP, too, and layered it on Old Olive.  I used the Scallop Edge Border punch along the bottom of the Old Olive.  I stamped "Gratitude" in Early Espresso in the lower right corner.


For my flower, I stamped two of the large Medallions from Day of Gratitude with the Rock n' Roll technique and More Mustard and Cajun Craze Classic Inks.  I cut both of the Medallion's out and then scored them with the Pleated Flower technique, adhering them together.  In the center I used a Glimmer Brad in the center of a Designer Button and placed it with Stampin' Dimensionals in the center of the Medallion.  I added it to the front of the card with more Stampin' Dimensionals.


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators did this week with the sketch challenge!  I'm sure they are fabulous!


11 People have left comments on this post

Nov 26, 2010 - 08:11:52

Your card is gorgeous.  Love the flower.

Nov 26, 2010 - 08:11:27
Cookie said:

Dang Connie, you always knock my socks off with your creativity.  I just love this idea… Never would have thot of it but do love it.  Now I have to go see if I can figure out how to do the 'pleated flower' technique…. thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity…. just fantabulous!

Nov 26, 2010 - 08:11:42
Rose Kerry said:

Connie, your card is beautiful!!!  Love that medallion and your Rock n Roll is perfect, mine always looks like rock and more rocks!

Nov 26, 2010 - 09:11:25

Wow! What a spectacular design! Perfect for this sketch! Hoping to play along soon, too! Hugs xxaxx

Nov 27, 2010 - 05:11:13
Patti Chesky said:

What a great way to use that medallion!!!!  It looks amazing!!!

Nov 28, 2010 - 02:11:20
Lee said:

This is wonderfully Beautiful. It took my breath away.

Nov 28, 2010 - 12:11:50
Frenchie said:

WOW I Love the way you use the medallion I think I chave to case this 🙂

Nov 29, 2010 - 10:11:57
Kerin said:

Oh this is the perfect use for the giant medallion stamp…LOVE the pleated flower!!!! You're so clever 😉

Nov 30, 2010 - 06:11:52

This card is gorgeous!  I love that DP and the pleated medallion flower is brilliant!  Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

Dec 1, 2010 - 08:12:06
veronica said:

love your colors!

Dec 6, 2010 - 08:12:17

Another gorgeous creation Connie!  I love the big medallion