Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thanksgiving Card


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Fun to make a Thanksgiving card without orange, yellow, or red. This card was inspired by the photo for the Flourishes challenge with the prize being the November release--couldn't resist that! I used one of my first Flourishes stamp sets (Wreaths of all Seasons) & my favorite wreath. I used VersaMagic Turquoise Gem for the wreath & sentiment.  I taped off "Thanks" to use only the word "With" & the separate stamp "Gratitude" from the same set.  I love being able to make a mixed font sentiment this way.  
The bow was brown embossed & sponged with Distress Ink tumbled glass & highlighted with the Turquoise. The circle mat was also sponged with tumbled glass. The Tim Holtz embossing folder was inked to give some shading.  I have lots of Liquid Pearls seldom used & thought the Platinum Pearl added a bit of color for the nut meats & foam in the picture.  Glad you stopped by--love reading your comments. 

26 comments:

Lisa said...

SWOON!!! Oh my Greta this just makes me a happy happy girl, SO PRETTY!!!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

This is so beautiful! Those colors are perfect for thanksgiving!

cm said...

Cheering with my timing, because while I was catching up, this stunning beauty arrived. Gorgeous! LOVE the colours, and the wreath, adorned with pearls, is sheer elegance! You've captured the 'essence' of the inspiration photo wonderfully. I'm calling winner, winner!!
c

Allison Cope said...

This is so beautiful Great! Love that you pulled all the pretty colours to use from the image. Thanks for playing along with our "Grab a Cup" challenge at Flourishes!

Emily Keaton said...

Ooooooooooo, Greta! Those colors are amazing! I love how you put together this card. Love the nontraditional colors for Thanksgiving!

Barb said...

What a gorgeous combination, Greta! Love that aqua color against the kraft! Your wreath is really beautiful!

Cat Craig said...

So very pretty Greta. That color combination rocks!

Rosemary said...

love your take on the inspiration photo, greta... every detail is absolutely perfect!!

joy said...

Looks like a winner in my book, Greta! Love the non-traditional colors.

Martha said...

WOW...what a BEAUTY this is, Greta! I love the pretty color combination!
Every detail is simply FABULOUS! Well done!

~Tammy~ said...

That wreath image is gorgeous! I am swooning over this! I adore those colors especially aqua!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love the image

sandie said...

Love this Greta, the colour combo is awesome and the little bow perfect x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful indeed... The liquid pearls is a wonderful touch and I adore the bow you have on the wreath. Simply beautiful. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Grab A Cup Challenge.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Absolutely charming Greta!! LOVE the color combo with the textured background and Liquid Pearl accents!!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Greta. Love the colours.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Greta, this is so soft and pretty! Love your use of liquid pearls! I forget to use mine too...need to pull it out again. Thanks so much for playing along with Flourishes this week!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply Gorgeous!!! So sweet and lovely and those colors are so beautiful. I am going to have to chat with Darnell and try to plan something, a road trip up your way sounds like so much fun!

Trinh said...

To say I love this would be an understatement! What a beautiful design, Greta!

Robin K. said...

Picking my jaw up from the floor Greta!!! This is gorgeous!!

ChristineCreations said...

I just love this wreath from this set too! Lovely design Greta. The woodgrain is perfect and I love the look of the delicate liquid pearls too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Flourishes!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful...the wreath looks so awesome with the pearls! Thank you for joining us this week...~S~

kathi17 said...

This is beautiful too Greta, I love the wood embossed background, and the colors and pearls on that wreath are gorgeous!

scrappymo! said...

This is gorgeous. I always love wreath card but this one is so lovely with the pretty aqua against the textured wood!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh my, Greta! This is fabulous. I love the colour & the luscious wreath. Just stunning!

Bonnie said...

How refreshing to see a Thanksgiving card in blue and brown! I'd never thought of it but I sure love it! Such a pretty wreath!