Tuesday, November 24, 2015

LIGHTHEARTED LEAVES THANKSGIVING CARDS

Thank you everyone for your Extravaganza sale orders! The sale is not over, and there are still plenty of goodies in the Holiday catalog too - plus a new week of weekly deals - so you can still order online! Just be sure to enter my name as your demonstrator so you will get the best prices!

I am visiting my mother for the holiday and made some autumn/Thanksgiving cards over the past few days. I brought my Lighthearted Leaves (Holiday catalog) and Vintage Leaves (Annual catalog) stamp sets with me, as well as the Leaflets Framelits that make it oh-so-easy to cut out the leaves using the Big Shot!

My mom has accumulated a pretty good stash of stamping supplies, however quite a lot is retired Stampin' Up! products and other brands. So, I had to make do with what was here. She did not have any Stampin' Up! "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment stamps, but she had another brand set of fall images and sentiments that had one. Included in that set was a quote stamp referring to autumn as a "mosaic" and I thought that went perfectly with the Lighthearted Leaves images I was using. That led me to creating this collection:

Woodgrain Embossing Folder used on the frame; leaves stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Crumb Cake cardstock and colored with markers.

Square Lattice Embossing Folder (retired) used on the accent; leaves stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Crumb Cake cardstock and colored with markers.

Woodgrain Embossing Folder used on the frame; leaves stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Crumb Cake cardstock and colored with markers.

Square Lattice Embossing Folder (retired) used on the Old Olive panel; leaves stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Crumb Cake cardstock and colored with markers.

Square Lattice Embossing Folder (retired) used on the Eggplant panels; leaves stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Crumb Cake cardstock and colored with markers.

I have not specified all the cardstock and marker colors I used because many are retired. Feel free to ask if you want specifics.

TIP: When you color an image stamped on a colored cardstock (not white or vanilla), use a scrap to do color tests. I had to test several purple-toned colors to find one that showed up as purple on the Crumb Cake cardstock. I found that with this cardstock I had to use medium to light colors because darker tones ended up looking close to black.

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