I was supposed to address Thanksgiving cards yesterday, but used that time to make some more projects--surprise, surprise! Good thing is I can do it today while we watch football. Some challenges are about to close, so better show you my projects.
First up is my photo card for PTI MIM. Ashley made Christmas cards, but the instructions just say to use a PTI product & a photo. We had such brilliant Fall color this year, I thought the cherry blossom trees on our street would make a great Thanksgiving card.
I did practice on a scrap of photo paper before stamping the sentiment from PTI Autumn Adornments & I used my Mini MISTI--thank goodness. I had no problem with smearing, but did stamp multiple times with Versafine Vintage Sepia. It still wasn't dark enough, so I did a top layer of Onyx Black & that was perfect.
Struggled with the die cut leaves as I wanted something complimentary, but not distracting. Finally settled on a small grouping from Fancy Foliage colored with Zigs. I'm also entering SSS Monday.
Next is another felt poinsettia card & I did more French Knots--so fun!
This MFT die may be my favorite floral die--wish it had a matching stamp. The scalloped black oval is MFT Stitched Oval Scallop Frames. I don't have Ellen Hutson stamps, but I do have Merry and Bright dies which I cut from black & brushed with Wink of Stella. The dry embossing is one of my favorites (Anna Griffin's Feather Illusion) & I finished off with white Nuvo Drops.
I'm entering EH Mix with MFT, Christmas Card Challenges, HLS Christmas & Word Art Wednesday.
One of my newest blogging friends is Tracy Freeman. She provided the inspiration for my next card & tag.
Hopefully hubby will agree that this card works for his 20 something grandson's birthday this month.
I used the layout of Tracy's card with the beautiful HA acorn die from Autumn Icons & a very old HA sentiment. The papers are from a pad with copper foiling on kraft that Target had last year & the twine with the copper thread is from Michael's. I'm entering ABHN, AAA where my good friend, Ros, is the GD, Casology ("Mighty oaks from little acorns grow") & DRU.
And finally my tag based on Tracy's Day 11 tag for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I do love poinsettias & heat embossing, so I pulled out Penny Black's set called joyous from 2009 (gorgeous images!) & one of my first embossing powders--Egyptian Gold by JudiKins.
The tag was cut with Poppystamps Tunnel Tags & the sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I attached my bow slightly off center, like Tracy did & I think this will eventually be turned into a tag card. I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies. Thanks so much for getting through this long post. Your comments always make my day.