First of all, I want to wish all of my Canadian readers, a Happy Thanksgiving! May your turkey be tender and your gratitude great! As a Canadian, I too celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend and my turkey roast is in the oven today. I'm missing my girls and their families today, but I have much to be thankful for. I have good health, a lovely warm house to live in, food to eat each and every day, a loving family and good friends and I have my Stampin' Up! business which has given me not only a creative outlet, but a whole new group of friends as well. Life is good!
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend?
Not everyone has it great all the time and it's always good to have some cards handy for when the hard times hit. I was a little low in that department so I decided to get out my Rose Wonder stamp set and my Rose Garden thinlits along with my Copper Foil Sheets and see what I could come up with.
I used the Freshly Made Sketches Challenges sketch as a layout:
Here is how I interpreted the sketch:
- I used the smaller rose thinlit from the Rose Garden Thinlits for this card. The larger die cut would not fit on the smaller background piece. I still wanted the rose bush leaves though, so I used the large die just to cut out the leaves as you see them here and tucked the edges just under the rose diecut when I adhered them to the Designer Series paper. They look like the whole die came that way, don't you think? (Just don't look too close.)
- The rose and leaves were die cut using the Copper Foil Sheets. I found, as I have on previous occasions, that the Copper Foil is difficult to get out of the dies. It seems to have more bulk to it that makes it so that it jams right in the die and makes it so that you have to gently but firmly coax it out. Keep that in mind when using the more intricate dies.
- The beautiful Specialty Designer Series Paper that you're looking at is from the Petals & Paisleys collection. This Very Vanilla design has copper foil dots on it. You can see them shine where the light hits them at the top right and the bottom.
- The sentiment is from the Wetlands stamp set, but the frame and the die that cut it out are from the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits.
That's all folks! Now, go enjoy your turkey!
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