Thursday, November 26, 2015

Better Late than Never...

This may be a little late, but Happy Thanksgiving from the Oregon coast.  Sunny & cold!

My favorite technique:  Versamark with Clear Embossing Powder Stamptangle Maple Leaf (E3860) and Stamptangle Oak Leaf (F3850)
I sponged on white cardstock several Fall color inks.  When it was dry I placed a white sheet of plain typing paper over the cardstock (do they still use that term?) & ran a hot iron over it.  It melts the embossed image on to the paper leaving a white image on the sponged cardstock.  It also works with Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock.
Last, but not least the two leaves were stamped with Old Olive Ink, sponged with several color Fall inks, & cut out.  The sentiment is from my all time favorite Sentiments 1 Unmounted (UM57018).  If you can't find the right sentiment for a card, I don't know where you will.
I hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one.  Now let's get on to Christmas...Ho Ho Ho!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thanksgiving Ready...

This is the first year in 3 that I can actually cook our turkey in an oven.  Meaning an oven big enough to actually hold a turkey.  Our RV oven could barely cook an 8" x 8" casserole.

To celebrate, I made a Happy Thanksgiving card which can double as an invitation, matching place card & napkin holder for the table.  Since I love cooking 15 - 20 pound turkeys we may just invite a few of the neighbors on our cul-de-sac. 

I used the Stamptangle Oak Leaf F3859 & the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet UMS 7018.  I love to stamp & cut which I did with this card.  To get the multiple colors with the stamp, I swiped 4 different colors on the stamp.  I love how each of the leaves look so different.  On the card base, I used a cut leaf as a mask & sponged around the mask.

On the place card I stamped the leaf & with an X-acto knife cut around half of the leaf & then made the tent fold.