Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge Meets SSI Stamp Focus for Fall Gratitude Greetings

Good morning!   I have to admit I love doing this gratitude challenge each year but it’s a lot of work, I’m impressed with people who are able to craft and be creative every day.  I wish I had the time but like most of us there are lots of priorities that all pull on my time and we’re managing priorities to get everything done, but showing appreciation is so important.  For today’s gratitude card, I decided to combine the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge and the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog stamp set focus, Truly Grateful for a really pretty card.  I used Sahara Sand for the cardbase and then added a layer of Cajun Craze cardstock that’s embossed with the Big Shot and Chevron Embossing Folder.  I added a piece of Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper that was matted with Mossy Meadow cardstock and some Mossy Meadow 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon was wrapped around the DSP layer.  I also added a couple flags of DSP showcasing the coordinating colors and patterns.

For the main stamped image I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and I stamped the Chevron woodgrain image from the Truly Grateful stamp set (love this image!!) in Sahara Sand ink.  I stamped the greeting in Cajun Craze ink and the acorn was stamp in Soft Suede ink twice (once on the background stamped piece and a second time on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla cardstock).  I used Stampin’ Write Markers and a blender pen to color in the acorn before cutting it out with Paper Snips.  The acorn was attached with a dimensional.  The final touch was to add 3 pearls along the bottom of the DSP piece (I used the darkest Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities Pen to color the pearl before attaching it to the cardbase).

This is such a great stamp set, I’ll admit when it was first released I wasn’t WOW’d by it but then I started playing and really fell in love (and was so happy when the stamp set was carried over into this catalog).  Not only does it make great fall cards but it works great for masculine cards as well.

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Have a great day and enjoy,


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  1. Great layout, color combo, everything! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card!

  2. Such a lovely card Diana! I love the beautifully coloured acorn and your gorgeous bow. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew this week :-)

  3. Beautiful card Diana! Love the colors and how you pulled everything together using the Paper Your bow is amazing. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew. We are featuring your card on this weeks Featured Artisan post for Card Sketch #118.


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