Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Card Concept #143- Give Thanks

 It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. We have already celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada. It was a little different this year with just us four around the table instead of including extended family. Regardless, we enjoyed ourselves and ate LOTS of turkey.  The "give thanks" theme this week makes me hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

My clean and layered creation draws its inspiration from the leaves scattered on the table and the general autumn vibe of the scene. 

I stamped the journal card stamp on watercolour paper and heat embossed it using gold powder. That Maple Leaves journal card is one of my favourite Neat and Tangled stamp sets, but it is retired now. Then using my Daniel Smith watercolours and a small paint brush, I coloured it in. I have a some of the Dot Cards from Daniel Smith and just love them for watercolouring. They allow me to test out all the colours and make a list of what individual full colours I'll eventually add to my collection. 

After trimming the card down, I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered it to patterned paper using foam tape. The patterned paper was cut slightly smaller than an A2 size card base. The entire piece was adhered to a card base made from Gina K Designs Plum Punch cardstock (my new favourite cardstock for card bases; so thick and perfect). A few gold sequins were added, and that's it! Done. :) 

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! *Please, please, please be mindful of the challenge rules. Post the inspiration photo, link to the challenge and don't combine your card with another inspiration challenge. Unfortunately many beautiful cards are not eligible for winning our challenge because they don't meet the criteria.*

Stamps: (Maples Leaves journalling card- retired) Neat and Tangled Stamps
Ink: (Versamark, Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (watercolor paints) Daniel Smith
Paper: (patterned paper) Lawn Fawn; watercolor cardstock; (Plum Punch cardstock) Gina K Designs
Other: gold sequins; (gold embossing powder) Hero Arts

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