Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

Today is officially Thanksgiving Day in Canada, although many people have the big feast on the Sunday so they can travel back home on the Monday. Much turkey is eaten, pumpkin pie consumed, family gathered and gratitude expressed! It's more of a Thanksgiving Weekend than just a Day! I wanted to celebrate with a card, but I went a little non-traditional this year. It was my first time using the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set, having just ordered it. But it was the perfect set to use with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge for this week, and it coordinates with the Leaflet Framelits!

Everything is my card is a little funky, including crooked (on purpose, as opposed to my usual slightly off kilter) panels, over sponging and touch ups with the gel pen.

  • With my colour scheme, I wasn't sure I would like the finished product, but I do! I love the Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Black together, especially with these folksy images.

Cajun Craze       Crushed Curry   Always Artichoke        Basic Black

  • I stamped the different leaves in Versamark Ink ( after using my Embossing Buddy) and covered them with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, then heat set them with the Heat Tool. I then sponged over each leave with a different colour, pulling the colour out toward the edges of each panel.
  • The Uni-ball Signo white gel pen was used to add highlights to the leaves and I love the impact they made, plus it was fun colouring in the little areas. Stampin' Up! is definitely taking advantage of the Adult Colouring Book craze with this Lighthearted Leaves stamp set. So many cool little areas in which you could add colour!
  • I purposely made the panels crooked on the card front, adding to the unconventional look of this card. It can be tricky to do this, making sure everything is balanced.
  • The sentiment is from the same set and it is embossed in black on the Cajun Craze circle and backed with Always Artichoke. A scattering of Rhinestones finishes the look.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Your leafy design with the big sentiment is fabulous! I love the sponged soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. I love this card Heather! That leaf set is great and I really like the softly sponged colours in behind your leaves. Brave to make the panels crooked like that - it looks good.

  3. This is such a wonderful card! I love the colours you've used and also your take on this weeks sketch. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!


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