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11/26/2015

Happy Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
 
The day is pretty much over by the time I write this post, but I hope you had a great day, spent with your loved ones and all the things that make you happy. For my non-USA friends who don't celebrate the day as we here Stateside do, it's still good to reflect on the blessings in your life for which you are thankful! Any of us can & should do that. I'm thankful for my family, and all the many blessings that have been/still are in my life. I'm also VERY thankful for the wonderful friends I've made during the Blog Community - many in places I shall never see. It's fun to learn about these lands though.
 
Here's one more card that didn't get finished in time for Thanksgiving, but with no sentiment - it could be used for any fall occasion. The stamp is a very old wooden stamp that I've always loved.
 
 
 
 
Image stamped on black card stock with versamark, Queen's Gold EP heat embossing. Colored the images with an old pearlescent/metallic watercolor set, being very careful with the water, since it was just plain ol' cardstock. Tried to do a little shading. It looks nicer IRL. Cut out with scissors so that it could be placed on a created background.
 
- the background started with Tsukineko frost paint dabbed with cling wrap squeezed into a ball, dipped into the paint..and just smooshed around the surface. It dries and acts as a resist..(where you see the white). Then using shades of blue reinkers and sprays puddled on the craft mat, dragged the paper through the puddles... until something appeared that I liked. Let this dry.
 
When making this card  I was trying to find a frame die that would work. It's not always easy to see that a die is not going to cut the center portion so that it falls out - especially if you're in a bit of a hurry. Anyway, this one seemed too labor intensive with the kraft knife to remove the center for the Northwoods fall card, so saved it for another project. (yep, it's on the messy desk). The pumpkins happened to fall upon the blue surface and I rather liked the punkins and the blue, so there you go.
The die is S/B Tranquil Moments . Adhered the die piece to a dull gold, patterned snippet, and glued _that_ onto a kraft side fold card base. That's it.
 
Don't forget: the last Rudolph Day for 2015 is open, and there's already lots of entries.
There's also an extra prize available this month, and I'll bet you still need to make at least one more Christmas Card. So why not join in the fun, and maybe win a super die or two!
 
Thanks for popping by. Big hugs. 
 


29 comments:

Patti J said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, as well! Hope your day was filled with blessings. We are so blessed to be enjoying the holiday with our son and daughter in law in New Mexico! Take care, dear friend...and love that beautiful fall card!

Patricia said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary,
Loving your beautiful card, great image so wonderfully coloured.
Have a great weekend
Patricia X

Loll said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!! Hope you had a wonderful day. Love that card ... the background is really beautiful Mary. And I love your coloured gourds. xx

Maxine D said...

Hi Mary - I pray your Thanksgiving has been a wonderful day for you - and as you say, and thankful heart is always 'in season'!! Love your card - the pumpkins really do look great against the blue!!
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Day.

Love the card. Sue

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Mary. I'd never have known it was on black card. I love the way you've done the background too. Barbxx

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!!

Sarah said...

Love the stamp here Mary and the die cut background is a perfect mat. Happy thanksgiving to you and yours. I am one of the "glass half full" peeps and count my blessings every day when I open the curtains!! xx

Pat said...

I'm glad your Thanksgiving was good Mary and you are right that we should be thankful for all the good things in our lives and this community is great and we get to share our creativity with other like minded people which is fantastic! This card is so pretty and I love the background cut from one of your inky creations and topped with those beautifully coloured pumpkins. I love the shimmer created by your paints and the frosty look to the background. x

Bonnie said...

Beautiful punkins! Love the background and the frame! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, I hope your Thanksgiving celebrations were fab.
Your card is lovely, great image and colours, Kate x

Olga Fink said...

I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving! Your card is beautiful! and all the details!

scrAPpamondo said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! I am grateful for life and all the Create, with the persons, the animals, the plants, the sky, the ground and the water... We are all rich! :D
Your card have a great moving with the swirls on the beautiful diecut background. You have made a lot of work on it with the colours and the kraft knife! And love your colouring on the pumpkins.

Birgit said...

Well-said regrading Thanksgiving. We should all be grateful for our family, friends, health and for what we have. I love your card-the gourds are perfect with the blue background. I never thought of colouring with cling wrap-have to try it. This is a pretty card for any occasion

Lisa said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!! Your card is gorgeous!! I love the pumpkins against the blue!! They look amazing!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pawsitively Creative said...

I can see why that pumpkin stamp is one of your faves-awesome sauce it is! Wonderful technique on your background and the blue is superb! I do hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Carpe Diem! ~Niki

Jacee said...

Love your gorgeous card Mary, great imagery and fab colouring.
Have a good weekend
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Redanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Mary, I know I am grateful for my family and friends and count my blessings every day!

Your card is beautiful, your colouring, as always is superb and I just love the gorgeous border you created. Great colours too! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda said...

You are so right Momma Mary, anytime is a good time to give thanks for all our blessings. I know I have had many blessings with the newest blessing that came on Nov. 8th, our beautiful granddaughter, Carly Anna. Of course I love all our little blessings-our grandchildren, they make complete the circle of life. And it is always a blessing to have my youngest home for Thanksgiving and again for Christmas. I give thanks for all I have. Your card is gorgeous Momma Mary and I love how you colored your gourds and pumpkins. Love the background die cut you put them on too. Hugs, Brenda

Donna said...

Beautiful fall card Mary. Hope your Thanksgiving day was wonderful and filled with special moments. Donna

Team Clark said...

Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving, Mary. This is so pretty with the corners punches. Beautiful!

pam said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Mary.
Beautiful card, love coloured image and design.
Pam x

alexandra s.m. said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary!
Your card is beautiful!!

Carol said...

A belated Happy Thanksgiving Mary, hope you enjoyed your day. Love your card, the image has such a rustic look to it....very autumnal. Carol x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the beige, brown and blue hues! So pretty! The Tranquil Moments die is fantastic here. Know exactly what you mean with using the right one! I spent hours antagonizing over frames the past two days. I've a feeling my mojo is not quite on top form!

Pia S said...

In Norway we haven't introduced thanksgiving, but this year all the shops tried to copy the Black Friday concept. I'd rather have turkey with my family though.
I hope you had a wonderful time.
Your coloring of the image is impressive, I love the aged look you accomplished, it's looking really beautiful!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Hope your Thanksgiving was very special. We had a wonderful time visiting with our daughter and her family...

Brenda in IN said...

I think this is just beautiful. It has a lovely vintage look to it and should be framed to use year after year.

Pippa said...

Not sure if it is my screen or your card but there are some very interesting colour tones in your card Mary. x