Friday, November 15, 2019

Day of Thanks for FF0047

Welcome to another Festive Friday Challenge! for #FF0047, our festivity is Thanksgiving, which is on Nov 28th.  Our Inspo List features 10 items you can choose from to create your project. Incorporate THREE (or more) of the items in your project and link up to the challenge! And guess what? Your project doesn’t have to be about Thanksgiving – at all! I actually decided to feature the festivity for this one because I needed a few more Thanksgiving cards to send. The selected festivity is just a unique way to come up with some fun and interesting ideas to inspire your creativity! 
For my card, I incorporated the following elements from the Inspo List:
Thankful Theme - Leaves - Glitter - Cranberry - Gold - Twine

Once I saw the list, I immediately knew my favorite fall stamp set would be making an appearance again. Gather Together with the coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies were just sitting on the corner of my desk, so I didn’t have to go far to find them. This has to be one of my FAVORITE bundles from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog, I’ve used it a LOT. I decided to pair them up with the sentiment from Day of Thanks (that font…swoon!!) and some “branch" accents from the All Around Wreath Dies.

Color Combo:

A couple of tips for the Gathered Leaves Dies, when you are die cutting the leaves with the embossed detail, it is best to spritz your cardstock with water first. That way, you get a detailed embossed image and almost a two-toned effect on the cardstock. After I die cut the two Cajun Craze leaves, I added some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for extra detail. 

For the larger leaf and the sentiment, I decided to heat emboss the stamped images in gold to make the card a little more fancy. The pop of shine adds so much detail! 
The Crumb Cake Cardstock layer and the sentiment layer were sponged with Crumb Cake ink for a little more detail. It kind of gives it a “weathered” look which I think works with this fall theme. I also colored three little rhinestones with the Cajun Craze Dark Stampin’ Blend so they coordinated with the card. They pack some sparkle but still blend with the color combo. To finish the card, I popped on a double bow in Cajun Craze twine from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack

 Card Measurements: 
  • Merry Merlot Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (edges sponged with Crumb Cake ink) - 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Come to Gather Designer Series Paper - 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (sentiment) - 3-1/4” x 7/8” 
  • Scraps of Gold Glimmer, Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze Cardstock for die cutting
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 5-1/4” x 4” 
Finally, here is a not-so-great photo of the inside of the card. I took the photo, realized I didn’t like it…then apparently rubbed my eye and somehow smudged mascara inside the card. Y'all, WHO does this? *shakes head* But you get the general idea. A coordinating sentiment from the Gather Together stamp set and then a little leaf accent in Cajun Craze ink with some little stamped accents in Crumb Cake ink. 

Hop on over to the Festive Friday Challenge to see what the rest of the Design Team  shared this week. We’d love to have you join us with your project! The challenge is open from today through Monday November 25th at 8:00 PM CST, so you have plenty of time to play along. 
Anne Marie Hile (you are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. I like the touch of elegance the gold adds! This is lovely Anne Marie!

  2. Such a gorgeous card with its touches of gold, Anne Marie! Absolutely perfect!!!

  3. Beautiful! Love the foliage and the gold glimmer branches. I cannot believe that I didn't purchase this bundle!


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