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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Autumn Blessings

Two more Thanksgiving cards to share with you today!
This one was inspired by a leftover scrap from the previous card I made yesterday:
 
I used the frame that was left over, ran it through the Cuttlebug in the Swiss Dot EF added a couple of stamped images and the banner with the sentiment. I stamped the quote and the three acorn image onto cardstock and placed it behind the frame. Once I adhered the embellished frame to the background cardstock I was done.
I used the same cardstock, stamp set and inks as I did on yesterdays card except I inked all the edges on this card with Walnut Stain Distress ink.
 
My second card is again made with the Linen Closet Matstack from DCWV and the same stamp set and inks. I did use a sketch from http://deconstructingjen.com/archives/6980
Here is sketch #78 that I used:
 
 This card was a little challenging since I didn't have a circle big enough so I had to raid my kitchen cabinets and finally found a small bowl that was perfect. Also I had to cut the circle by hand but I think it came out OK. I almost didn't add the small partial circle at the upper right corner but decided to go ahead and add it. I thought it looked too plain  so I stamped the acorn in it. Not sure if it makes the card seem a bit unbalanced. Maybe I will like it better after it sits for a while. Do you ever have that happen when your finished with a card and you just aren't that happy with it then you come back to it later and find that it isn't that bad after all?
Again this card was made with the same supplies as the other two. This time I forgot to ink some of the edges with distress ink. I think it would have looked better with all the edges inked but they were already adhered down.
I even did some stamping on the front and back of the envelopes. Now I need to get the cards ready for the mail first thing in the morning! Although I am sure they will get there day after but hey it's the thought that counts right?
Have a Happy Sunday!
Teresa
 
 


3 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards! I really like your clean stamping style!! Thanks for joining us at the Deconstructed Sketch!

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  2. Both cards are so pretty! I really like the sentiment you used on the cards.

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  3. Wow! You have been a busy lady since my last visit! These cards are both absolutely beautiful! The hand cut circle is perfect..not one wonky waver that I could see. Stamping on textured paper is one thing I have'nt done....but that will change now that I have seen how pretty it looks on your cards.

    The inked edges look really good. I like that some aren't inked - unpredictability is a good thing in crafts!

    I think that had you not stamped the acorn in the partial circle at the top it might just have been left 'floating'...the acorn really achors it to the rest of the card!

    Ah, now the pictures! Beautiful. Isn't it a good feeling when our kids want us to stay longer :)

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful journey!

    PS: Sorry for the long post but just had to add "Yay for flannel sheets!"

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