Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm so grateful for all my cardmaking friends around the globe.  You truly are a blessing to me.  Here are a couple Thanksgiving cards made from diecuts I brought home from my Indy retreat in 2019.  I borrowed the Lawn Fawn pumpkin dies & cut them from a beautiful Fall paper on clearance at a store where we shopped.  
The leaves may also be LF.  I inked the stems, leaves & tendrils & added gold Stickles.  The pumpkin without any black was mounted to a brown cardstock square embossed with TH inked woodgrain folder.   Just love how the darker brown on the folder brought the panel to life.   The pumpkin with some black in the top layer was attached to a Spellbinders large scalloped circle black diecut.
The sentiment is from SSS October kit & the card bases are PTI Rustic Cream.  A feeling of accomplishment to have turned these diecuts into cards, finally!
Next is my card for Poppystamps Fabulous Fall challenge using 4 Poppystamps dies.  I love the look of hydrangeas in the Fall when they have shades of purple, rust & gold.  I used direct to paper with VersaMagic Dewdrop ink pads in Eggplant, Purple Hydrangea, Gingerbread & Pumpkin Spice to color Layered Lovely Flowers & it worked great to get the look I wanted.  I used a sponge dauber to blend any sharp color edges.  
Garden Lantern was embossed in Liquid Platinum & Copper ep.  I also used the copper ep on a round embellishment to make it match.  Scribble Hello was stacked & inked with the 2 purple shades.  I inlaid heavy weight vellum for the glass.  
Lattice Small Curve was die cut from the same brown cardstock & inked with Versamark Dazzle for a subtle background.  I added a tiny brown pearl to the flower center.  
I'll close with my Pinkfresh Studio felt Layered Wreath Christmas card.  Hard to believe I wasn't really into felt on cards when I first saw it used in a stamping magazine many years ago.  It certainly grew on me & I ended up buying quite a few colors from several companies.  
I attached the lighter green MFT felt to copy paper.  Then I die cut the wreath.  I happened to have the perfect darker green from TE, so die cut a bunch of the little leaves to layer on top.  I had a couple of the red glitter dots in the package & they looked perfect for the berries, so I diecut a few more from the same glitter tape.  PFS Nested Diamond background makes a beautifully subtle background stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz.  Wish the pictures showed it better.  I didn't want a bold sentiment, so I stacked PFS Classic Holiday Words 4 high & covered the top layer with Shimmer Pico Embellisher. 
The vellum shadow was just what I needed & using rolled glue dots behind the letters worked great to attach the sentiment to the wreath & card!  That's a trick I learned from my talented friend, Rosemary.  I'm entering Color Hues, Just Us Girls & PFS Add Texture.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.

13 comments:

  1. and a happy thanksgiving to you too. what a wonderful set of cards to celebrate with. I bet rolling those glue dots for the vellum was a huge fiddle, but well worth it in the end xx

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving Greta. Beautiful cards - particularly your felt wreath one. I saw it on Insta and loved it.

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  3. I am so thankful for you as well, Greta! I enjoyed reading this post while sipping my coffee this morning. Let me just say, after I saw your card for Color Hues, I went to see if I had any felt in my stash. I do! YAY! Thanks for inspiring me and many others! Also, thanks for joining us at Color Hues.

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  4. Beautiful cards! I was so taken with you beautiful felt wreath when I saw it on Instagram. I'm filing that idea away for the future. I'm very grateful for all your kindnesses on IG--hope some day we'll be able to meet in person. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at Color Hues!

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  5. Another beautiful set of cards, Greta. Each is so creative and unique. I'm quite taken with the second card. So elegant and timeless.

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  6. There is a whole lot of pretty here, Greta! Love those pumpkins!

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  7. WOW! Greta, all of them so beautifully made and gorgeous too. Love the felt wreath, so different.

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  8. This brings back sweet memories and this is a pretty display of cards, Greta. I love how you used the die cuts and that lantern is so pretty with the shaded hello sentiment. The felt on the wreath is so soft looking and the berries just sparkle.

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  9. Two charming pumpkin cards, Greta! Love the patterns you combined! Pretty lantern card too and I love the wreath with the layered sentiment on card four! You've been busy!!

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  10. Your collection of cards is wonderful - each one is amazing with fabulous details! It's hard to choose a favorite! I agree, the blogging world of friends is something to be treasured and cherished! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

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  11. I like each one of these for very different reasons.. the felt on the wreath, the way you framed the lantern, and the mix of solid and print on the pumpkin! All beautiful!

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  12. Greta I am so thankful for my cardmaking friends as well and grateful for my friendship with you! Such beautiful cards and your wreath for the Color Hues is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us again at the Color Hues!

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  13. I seem to have missed this post Greta, what a fabulous happy Pumpkin card.

    B x

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