Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sending You Thanksgiving Blessings...

Edit: This card won Honorable Mention at the JustRite Friday Challenge 039.

Good Morning! It's a gloomy day here today, so I thought I'd warm it up a bit with this Thanksgiving card I made for my 91 year old grandfather. His birthday is only two weeks before Thanksgiving and he likes to sit his cards and gifts out in his apartment (which he calls his "Cozy Corner") to look at throughout the day. I hope this one will make him happy when he looks at it!

I used the JustRite Friday Challenge 039 theme of Give Thanks and went for a faux quilt or patchwork for this card. The papers are all from that K & Co. paper pad you've seen quite a bit lately. I used rubon stitches in two different patterns and topped it off with a rich brown sheer bow and a few gold pearls.

Now let's talk about the stamps! I used the JustRite Autumn Blessings set for the image of the Indian Corn and colored it with copics. This wasn't a favorite image of mine at first, but after I started coloring it, it came to life and I love it! Then I stamped the sentiment and border from the Give Thanks Nested Frames set and colored in the leaves and acorns with copics in various Fall colors. I can't tell you enough how much I really like these nested borders and sentiments sets. They are so versatile! The possibilities really are endless.

More Challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations #80 - photo inspiration
Pile It On #40 - Things in Threes (pearls)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #9 - Fall + ribbon
Wild Orchid #7 - Stitch It Up

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  1. This is gorgeous! Those rub on stitches look amazing, love it. I just colored this JustRite corn image too and really like it, I just can't get my card together, love yours.

  2. Awesome Autumn card Pattie! The colors are beautiful and the bow looks great. Your Grandfather will display it proudly. Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  3. Gorgeous! Love the quilt! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  4. This is beautiful Pattie the colours, design and sentiment look gorgeous.
    Lorraine x

  5. Wonderful textures on your card! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On.

  6. Congrats on the win! This is a truly beautiful card well deserving of recognition. Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! :)

  7. What were the copic colors you used on the corn. It is beautiful!

  8. Lovely card :) Thanks for playing with us at Wild Orchid Crafts ♥

  9. Beautiful creation! I love those colors! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  10. Gorgeous card. Love the quilt look and your images are just perfect for fall. Congrats on the HM win. Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.


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