Friday, September 30

Give Thanks

I was outside when I happened to put my hands in my fall jacket pockets.  There were fabric fall leaves which I picked up and saved during a wedding reception last year.  Of course I had an intention of using them as embellishments for my cards, I just happened to forget about them for many months (as usual).  So when I found them in my pocket, I made sure to make one card using these leaves.  I made my background by mixing Ranger distress ink in Barn Door, Crushed Olive, Tea Dye and Old Paper, using my custom ink applicators.  I also did some masking with dies from Spellbinders Assorted Leaves.  Because the leaves are translucent, I figured the best way to attach them to my card would be through sewing.  And it worked!

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  Paper Reflections, Wassau, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Will n' Way
ink:  Ranger, Tsukineko
tools:  Janome Sew Mini, Spellbinders
embellishments:  fabric leaves, rhinestones (The Paper Studio)
misc.:  embossing powder (Recollections), thread (Sulky)
adhesive:  Scotch

I'm sooo excited for World Card Making Day tomorrow!  The other day, I was prepping the blog candies I'll be giving away next month.  I'm so excited that I want to show you right now what the goodies will be.... but not yet.  One more day!

And yes, today's the last day to leave your comment to be eligible for these blog candies:

And tomorrow we officially start having fun!
'Til next blog!


Maryann Laursen said...

What a lovely card hun. I like the simple look and it goes so well with the sentiment here. I love the fall colors as long as it´s just not orange all alone he he he.
Have a wonderful week-end hun and lots of fun saturday, as I hope to get too.

Ardilla said...

WOW... I love the leaves and the stitching :)
Simply beautiful!