November 13, 2010

Thanksgiving

I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away.   It really hit home when I visited the grocery store early this week and all of the traditional items were placed around.  

At first glance, I had thought 'Oh, that is a little early'.....then 'Oh, it is a lot closer than I think'.....then 'Oh, I had better get my Thanksgiving cards done!'. 

I had purchased the worded DP several months ago as I like the verbiage.  Of course I did not notice until today, that the word Thanksgiving is printed blurry!  On another shopping trip, I had come across the leaf brads.   I worked the rest of the card around those two items.  




The cardstock base and green layer were cardstock that I had on hand.  I just love the green color.   I am going to have to purchase more of that color.  Unfortunately, it is from a paper store 30 miles from home! Both DP's are from DCWV.

The leaf brads are Reflections from Michael's.  The rhinestones are from Studio 18 (the dollar bin) at Michaels.   It is the first time I have used them.   While I like the size, the glue dots they use move around quite a bit.  

The leaf stamp is from Stampin' UP! Tags n More, circa 2001.   I wet embossed the leaf with Versa Mark and gold embossing powder.   To tone down the shiny gold, I rubbed a chalk ink over the embossing.   I sponged coordinating colors within the leaf.

I hope that you all have a great Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.  We all have so much to be thankful for!

Card entered in the following challenge(s): Catch The Bug Challenge Blog, LOTV's Challenge Blog, Cute Card Thursday, Dutch Dare Card Challenges, Paper Sundaes

10 comments:

April said...

I love your card - I'd create around brads any day!! WOOT WOOT

Pattie G said...

This is a perfect card for Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining us this week at DDCC.

MiamiKel said...

This is absolutely beautiful - the color and classic elegance of it would grace any table, mantel or shelf during the Thanksgiving season - it's fabulous!

Carol W said...

This is beautiful Tami....great job..I love how you have pulled the whole card together...great colors and layout...

djones said...

Oh sooo pretty! I love the colors and all the layers.

Annie said...

thank you for joining in with our anything goes challenge on CCT!
hugs, annie x

Julie said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Marcea said...

What a gorgeous card
Thanks for joining us on LOTV - hope you enjoyed the hop!!
-x-

Pattie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Karina said...

Lovely card you made, Tami. I like your color combination. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week. Hope to see you again.
Karina