Sunday, September 11, 2011

Giving Thanks - Card A Day Blog

This is my first card as a designer for Card A Day Blog which launched September 1. We will be giving you lots of inspiration for your own card making, so please stop by often. The 1st of October is the start of the Christmas Card Blog Hop.

This week’s theme is Giving Thanks. I always have a couple of cards that I hand deliver at this time of the year, so I can make them bulky and this is one of those cards. I used Design Studio to weld the leaves together to create my card base.

The card front is from white cardstock and glimmer misted until I got the look I wanted. I used a silk leaf as my flower base then started adding silk and Prima flowers until I got the look I wanted.

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I used the glue gun to attach the silk flowers to my card front.  I find that it will keep them where I want them better than regular adhesive.

I stamped "Happy Thanksgiving" on white cardstock, punched it out and tied it with gold thread.  I have pop up dots behind the tag and the gold thread is running through the flowers.  The ribbon is actually in two parts.  The bow is glued at the top with the ends tucked behind the flowers.  The tail is the second part and it is tucked behind the leaf on the bottom of the card.

I have some bulk to this card, but you can use some flat flowers and embellishments if you are planning on sending this through the mail.

I inked the edges of the white cardstock with ochre to give it a little bit of definition and added a couple of flowers with pearls for the center.  I'll write my message later.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cricut Cartridges: George and Speaking of Fall
Stamp: Impression Obsession - Sentiments II
Ink: Inkadinkadoo - Coffee Bean, Ochre
Glimmer Mist: Peach Delight, Yellow Daisy, Antique Brass
Flowers:  Prima and Silk Flowers
Pearls: Recollections brown and off white
Ribbon: Stampin' Up - 1/2" Very Vanilla Seam binding.
Misc.: adhesive, pop up dots, glue gun,  gold thread
Punch: Stampin' Up - Modern Label; Fiskars - 1/8: circle punch


Deborah said...

Do you mind sharing the size you cut the leaf? I have both the George and Speaking of Fall cartridges.

Jill said...

Your card is really beautiful, Cindy. I love the colors, and the embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Sassy Scrapper said...

Love the card. The flowers are awesome.

Christine P said...

Such a pretty card, Cindy. Love your 'corsage.' And your colors are really beautiful!

cinmfoster said...

Hi Deborah, I will share the measurements when I get back into town. we had to make another quick trip to Montana, but I get back Tuesday and will post them then.