Oct 12 2009

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiiving to our Canadian friends! 

I just returned from my trip to the Wisconsin Dells area.  Leaves are turning and it was beautiful!  I’m sure next week will be peak leaf colors up there because every day we were there they got prettier and prettier!  We went on the Upper Dells Boat Tour…a little cool, but we picked a sunny afternoon, so it wasn’t too bad.  Also visited the House on the Rock…a wonderful museum FULL of rare and unusual collections!  HUGE…it took 3 hours to walk thru the entire thing and we were tired!  Definitely worth a visit when you are in that area.

Here is my card for the LateNight Stampers Challenge #41, a sketch challenge.  I wanted to commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday today in Canada.  Maybe you didn’t know that it is earlier due to the harvest season being earlier in that area.  Stampin’ Up!’s single stamps are SO much fun.  This one is called, Gobble Gobble, and is a perfect turkey to color with Stampin’ Write Markers.

I started with a base of Kraft cardstock and layered on a piece of Autumn Meadows Designer paper.  I wrapped the 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon around to the back to secure.  I added two Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons to the front and tied each of them with Linen Thread.  The Gobble Gobble turkey was colored with Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Creamy Caramel Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I layered it on Chocolate Chip and then Really Rust cardstocks.  Finally, I stamped Happy Thoughts of You from Grateful Greetings on the Taken with Teal pattern in Autumn Meadows Designer Paper with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and punched it with the Modern Label Punch.

I have a TON of stuff to work on this week, including prepping for a class tomorrow night!  Hope you have a productive week, too!


Sets:  Gobble Gobble (116535), Grateful Greetings (116511)

Inks:  Classic Chocolate Chip (100908)

Stampin’ Write Markers:  Chocolate Chip (100071), Creamy Caramel (100078), Close to Cocoa (100072), More Mustard (100076), Pumpkin Pie (105115), Really Rust (100073)

Cardstock:  Kraft (102125), Chocolate Chip (102128), Really Rust (100661), Very Vanilla (101650)

Accessories:  Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons (114339), Autumn Meadows Designer Paper (116769), Linen Thread (104199), 1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115617), Modern Label Punch (116630)

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Sep 22 2009

September Card Kit & Autumn Splendor


Reminder that the last day to order my September Card Kit is Thursday, September 24th!  You can find more details HERE!

I hope you enjoyed the Tour de Freaks blog tour over the past couple days!  I know I saw a lot of great ideas…hope you did, too!  Come back for next month’s tour on October 20th!

This week’s challenge over on Late Night Stampers is to dust off those chalk pastels you have sitting in a drawer!  I know I hadn’t used mine in quite a while!  For this card, I used the technique of using chalks in the background.

I started by stamping the leaf from Autumn Splendor on Kraft cardstock with Basic Brown ink.  I used various colors of Stampin’ Up! Pastels and cotton balls to scrub the chalk into the cardstock in a circular motion.  I used a Sponge Dauber and Basic Brown ink around the edges of the cardstock.  I followed the same procedure with the Give Thanks image from Holiday Best, the Level 1 Hostess set and punched it with the Wide Oval punch.

The base card is Kraft cardstock with a layer of Really Rust.  I added a strip of Autumn Meadows Designer Paper along the bottom and wrapped some 1" Chocolate Chip ribbon to hide the seam and secured it in back.  Finally, I stamped the acorns from Autumn Splendor on Kraft cardstock with the Basic Brown ink and cut them out.  They were placed on the leaf image with dimensionals.  To make sure the chalk doesn’t rub off by touching it, I lightly spritzed the cardstock with a Matte Sealer spray.

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