Hello everyone. It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me. This time our theme is thankful. That certainly makes sense since yesterday was Thanksgiving!
I decide to go with the Beautiful Autumn stamp set since, in my mind, Autumn is over beginning December 1st. To me, that is the official date of winter starting. Now that I live in Tennessee, I will get to experience all the different seasons. I am looking forward to that since in Northern New York we only had two seasons – Winter and July!
First, let’s explain the sneak peek! See that beautiful Misty Moonlight Designer Series Paper? It is a piece from the pack called Dandy Garden that will be in the January – June Mini 2021 Catalog. That pack has some beautiful designs but this one was one of my favorites. My Upline, Julia, sent me some samples of it (thanks, Julia!). I wasn’t going to buy it but when I saw the samples, I put it on my list.
For the rest of the card, I used the stamp set called Beautiful Autumn. This stamp set has three matching punches called Autumn Punch Pack (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle). I love the little leaves and I especially love being able to punch them out without fussy cutting them. I first stamped the sentiment on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. I masked part of the sentiment off because it wouldn’t fit in the circle I wanted to use. Masking is where you put a piece of Washi tape (or anything else sticky) over a section of a stamp, ink it up and then remove the tape before stamping. It only stamps the part you didn’t cover. I don’t know who discovered this technique but it is brilliant! Then I cut out the sentiment using a die from the Painted Labels set. I thought this die looked just like a wreath.
After that I stamped each of the leaves, pinecones and the acorn in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then I colored each one using a Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Terracotta Tile and Sahara Sand Stampin Write Marker. Then I punched them out. I did have to hand cut out the pinecones but they were easy because they are oval. It was a fairly quick and easy card to make.
Now let’s go see how Buffy and Jackie expressed their thankfulness.