Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bushel Of Blessings


After each holiday one of the things I do that helps me switch gears and get the creativity flowing for the next holiday is change the table cloth on our kitchen table. My mother-in-law makes the most gorgeous table cloths so it is a special tradition of ours. This past weekend I put away the Halloween table cloth and brought out the Thanksgiving one. The beautiful reds, oranges, and greens in the table cloth inspired me to make this card.

Today's card was created using the back side of the patterned paper I had leftover from the Happy Harmony card. The card base is Always Artichoke layered with a slightly smaller piece of More Mustard cardstock. I punched the edge of a strip of PTI Vintage Cream cardstock using the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edge Punch then taped it to the edge of the Soothing Floral patterned paper. I wrapped Offray Ribbon around the patterned paper and taped it on the back side before attaching the patterned paper to the card base. I then took another piece of ribbon and tied a knot on the front.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI Vintage Cream with the Season Of Thanks stamp set and colored in using Stampin Write Markers and was layered onto a slightly larger piece of Always Artichoke cardstock. To finish off the card I added a couple large Acrylic Jewels.

Hope you have a fantastic day!


P.S. We had 131 trick-or-treaters this year.  The costumes were super cute as always and we had tons of fun!

CREATIVE DESIGN:
Stamps: Season Of Thanks (Stampin’ Up); Paper: Soothing Floral (My Minds Eye Signature Suite), PTI Vintage Cream, Always Artichoke and More Mustard; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, Ruby Red, More Mustard and Always Artichoke; Other: Ribbon (C.M. Offray & Son), Acrylic Jewels (The Beadery), Arch Lattice Edge Punch (Martha Stewart) and Scotch Foam Mounting Tape.

11 comments:

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Lovely autumn themed card with great colors.

jimlynn said...

This is beautiful!

Crafty Creations said...

Very pretty!! Love that stamp and the punch down the left side!!

Stampin'GHmom said...

So pretty! I love the punched edge as well and the colors are gorgeous.Great coloring on the image as well.

TrishG said...

oooh, this is beautiful! Gorgeous layout and layers. Wonderful embellishments.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Fabulous Fall card. :-)

Michelle said...

What beautiful colors! Love the layout and the punched border too. :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

lovely! that punched edge is so pretty along with your layout!

Jessy said...

BEAUTIFUL fall card. Love the colors and all the details!!

Jackie said...

Very pretty & nice coloring! tfs!!!

Helen said...

131????? We had... 0. I think we've only ever had five in the 16 years we've lived here, LOL!

Love your card - very elegant and gentle but striking at the same time. :)