Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Wishes

I'm joining in on this month's Waltzingmouse Stamps Pajama Party.  My card is for the thankfulness themed challenge.  I created a Thanksgiving design using a combination of seasonal colors and natural images, plus a few trendy elements.

Thanksgiving Wishes-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Waltzingmouse StampsThe layout is based on this sketch from the Clean and Simple Stamping blog.  For the pattern underneath the focal image, I stamped a kraft card base with the large background stamp from Waltzingmouse's Woodgrain stamp set using kraft colored pigment ink.

While I waited for the pigment ink to dry, I got to work on the wood veneer leaves I used for the focal image. I wanted a little more contrast against the kraft background, so I colored the leaves with Copic markers.  The markers worked nicely to add a little color to the wood pieces--and didn't require any drying time.  I adhered them to the top of the panel and added a few orange enamel dots for interest.

I stamped the "Thanksgiving wishes" sentiment from the Say it Loud-Winter Holiday stamp set in brown ink on a cream panel.  It's edged with on trend gold paper, then matted on an orange panel to coordinate with the color of the leaves.  I adhered the sentiment panel beneath the leaves, leaving just a bit of the woodgrain pattern visible along the bottom edge of the card.

Materials Used:
Woodgrain and Say It Loud-Winter Holidays stamp sets (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch and Rich Cocoa inks (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); gold paper (Target); wood veneer leaves (Michaels); orange enamel dots (Doodlebug Designs)


  1. The orange leaves and enamel dots look wonderful against the woodgrain background Lori! a beautiful fall thank you!

  2. Elegant card beautifully done! The leaves are striking!

  3. The background is very delicate and a really effective foil for the bright autumn leaves.

  4. I love this, Lori. Those veneer leaves are the perfect image for this card of thanksgiving! Awesome job.

  5. Such a fresh colour combination Lori, I love it, the little wooden leaves are perfectly offset by the wee dotty doodads! stunning card! Thank you so much for playing along with our PJ party!

  6. Love the warm colours, the texture with the wood grain and the simplicity of design. It's fab!

  7. Beautiful & perfectly CAS. Love it! Hugs Bev x


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