Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Thanksgiving Has Wings


This card uses one of the stamps from Quietfire Design's most recent release, To Give Thanks - Set of 4 Stamps. For the background I started with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Neenah white cardstock and added Distress Paints ripe persimmon, wild honey, scattered straw, and tarnished brass by applying the paints to my craft sheet and smooshing the cardstock into it, lifting and pressing until I liked it and dried it with a heat tool.  I then took an old speckle stamp, tapped it into excess scattered straw paint and stamped it onto my paper and dried it again.  I stamped the quote on with Ranger's Archival Ink jet black and dried it.  Next I used Tim Holtz's Alterations embossing folder Leaves and also one of the Embossing Diffusers to emboss the small leaves around the quote and then added Distress Ink vintage photo with a blending tool over the embossing to bring it out more.  Rubbed Inka Gold old gold around the edges with my finger - love how the gold catches the light at you move the card!!  Wrapped on red twine.  Cut a piece of burlap, glued it on, and then dabbed on a little tarnished brass Distress Paint, dried it, and then rubbed on a little Inka Gold.  Cut the 3 leaves (Tim Holtz movers and shapers) from white cardstock and colored them with Distress Stains mustard seed, ripe persimmon, and aged mahogany by putting the stain on the craft sheet, spraying with a little water and pressing/sliding the leaves through the color.  Dried the leaves, added Distress Ink vintage photo to the edges, stamped script (Wendy Vecchi Studio 490) onto the leaves with Ranger's Archival Ink orange blossom (Wendy Vecchi) and glued them on as shown.  Attached it all to a folded deep brown card.


In this last picture I've tilted the card in the light to show the Inka Gold around the edges better.


8 comments:

SusanK said...

Fall...the most luscious color palette of all! Once again, you've captured my heart with this card.

Nan G said...

Fab way to use a piece of burlap! It really helps draw your eye down the sentiment to the leaves. Love the colors!

Quietfire said...

Oh, my! Wanda this is just stunning! I love the hint of leaves in the background. Beautifully done!

Joni said...

I was interested to know which colors you were using - I tend to use alcohol inks for this kind of background, but I can see I'm going to have to expand my repertoire of tools! This is just lovely - captures the season and the sentiment perfectly. Thanks, Wanda!

Pauline Butcher said...

Gorgeous Autumnal colours in this card Wanda, I love the way it glows, fabulous work. Hugs P xxx

Linda Ward said...

Great Thanksgiving card. I really like how you used the burlap.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful card, colours are amazing! xx

Kathy Eddy said...

i am obsessed with burlap lately and this piece is just gorgeous!