Hello Friends! Today I would like to share with you a Thanksgiving card I created. My mom always hosts Thanksgiving. She makes our Thanksgiving dinner very special from setting the table “just right” to sending out special invitations. Can you see where I am going with this? LOL Yep, that means that I am always in charge of our special Thanksgiving invitations. So today, I decided it was time to sit down and start designing them. I wanted to keep them simple but elegant so I used the 1415E Eastern Oyster Layering Basics Die set from Tonic to help me. Here is my invitation…..
Don't you just love this stamp? It's 5108H Stack O'Pumpkins from Pink Ink Stamp Company. I stamped the image onto some mixed media paper using Jet Black Staz-on. Then using the new ColourBlend Pencils from Crafter's Companion, I colored the image. I really love to take the time to color, ya know? It's is very relaxing! Colored pencils work great for the images from Pink Ink Stamp Company because they are so detailed. You can just sharpen that pencil and get into those tiny places!!
To begin, I cut the base cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11. I scored it at 5 1/2″ and then folded the brown cardstock. I then cut the green cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″. The patterned paper layer was cut to 3 3/4 x 5″. Then I stamped and colored the cute pumpkin image. Using the 1415e Eastern Oyster Layering Basics Die set, I die cut the image and die cut a piece of patterned paper that is slightly larger. The increments in size for this set are really nice! The largest die in the set is 3 3/4 x 5 1/2″ so the dies are the perfect size for card making. Here is a closer look at the image. Can you see the 757N Golden Sunset Glitter Drops that I added to the berries? That just added the right touch!
To complete the card, I printed the sentiment onto white cardstock using my computer. Then I positioned the die into place using some repositional tape and ran it thru the Tangerine die cutting machine. I used a slot punch on the right-hand side of the main panel to punch a place for my ribbon. I really like using this technique on my cards because it gives me plenty of space to add a bow.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Tonic Supplies Use:
- 1451e Eastern Oyster Layering Basics Die Set
- 757N Sunset Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops
- 153e Super Trimmer
- 138e Tangerine Die Cutting & Embossing machine
- 420e Funky Glue
Other Supplies Used: