Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thanksgiving



Years ago I bought an autumn-themed paper pad by Tim Coffey and I liked it so much, I kept all the leftover snippets after cutting into the sheets. I decided to make a background with those strips by weaving them together. I placed it on a sage card base and die-cut a GMD stitched oval for the main panel. The leaf is a die-cut from Spellbinders that was sponged with a lot of autumn-colored distress inks and finished with some versafine ink and an overall clear embossing powder coverage. The Tags 4 You sentiment is by SU! and I added a few gemstones for interest. I shredded a strip of dsp and wrapped it around a pair of tweezers to curl it, then attached it to the leaf along with a neutral twine bow.

I'm entering this into these challenges:




Crazy 4 Challenges C4C455 - make a card for WCMD a/g

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great day whatever you do!

Carol

22 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The background is amazing, as well as your sentiment and leaf. Just gorgeous!

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Carol, I love the background you have created - a super Thanksgiving card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

maria f. said...

A great technique for a fall card. Lovely.

*Vicki* said...

Wow this is stunning Carol!! Your leaf there looks so life like! Love the way you've woven your papers for the background! Some of that paper looks familiar to me and of course I probably have some somewhere in my stash! LOL!! I love this card! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Daffodil Cards said...

What a Glorious card, LOVE the colours and design. That piecing is superb.
Faith
x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Fantastic woven background! What patience to weave them together. A lovely autumn card with the pretty leaf and tag.

Brenda said...

Wow Carol, what a lovely fall card! I love the way you used your snippets, of course I think you are queen of using up snippets. lol It is beautiful paper and I can see why you hung on to those snippets. I love that leaf, you have inked it to look so realistic, love the curlie cue too. The SU sentiment is just perfect on this card. I really love this one! Hugs, Brenda

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card!! I love that maple leaf!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous woven background and a great idea for using scraps-love the beautiful Autumn leaf
Carol x

Janice M said...

Beautiful!! I have that paper pad too, and once again I LOVE that leaf!! You rocked the inks such a pretty fall blend. And I agree you are the Queen of using snippets!

Verna Angerhofer said...

The background is gorgeous. I can see why you kept all the snippets.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Amazing design and your recycling of stripes is awesome! A lot of work for it, but such fabulous result! That big leaf is wonderful with all that sparkling, and I'm sure that is also much more sparkling IRL! :D LOVE the stunning detail of that tiny curled stripe, so creative !!!
Hugs!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! that is one amazing way to recycle all of those scraps, weaving them must have taken a lot of work but the results are stunning.
The leaf looks so real that you could have picked it up from your back yard.
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come and play again soon.
XO

Wendy said...

Carol, this card is amazing! Love how your mind works to create such things of beauty! That leaf is amazing and so it the paper weaving! I haven't made a card using the paper weaving technique in ages! Love how this card gives a Fall feeling with that gorgeous paper and twine bow. Gorgeous colors, too! Wowzers and well done, my friend! :)

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous. When I first looked I honestly thought that leaf was real and the colours are so realistic. Fabulous design so love this one and the criss cross paper background...brilliant idea.x

Lori said...

Beautiful fall card! Love that woven background - gorgeous!

laurie said...

How beautiful! I love that leaf. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Janice M said...

You are so talented with repurposing stamps!! Love the use of the burlap. Both your cards are beautiful. Have a great weekend and enjoy the cooler weather!

Donna said...

That paper is perfect for a Thanksgiving card!!
Thanks for "giving thanks" with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

MaryH said...

Just got a glimpse of this one when looking at your later card. Now that's clever to use the snippets of this fall theme paper to weave a card front for the gorgeous maple leaf. Golly, what a good designer you are! This is a perfect autumn card! (I thought it was going to be one of your fab quilt cards when I saw just a portion of it!) TFS

Mimi said...

This totally caught my eye at SOS this week. The subdued fall colors and that realistic leaf just appeal to me so much! And then to see your woven background... Sold! Love it! Very creative!

Marsha Reed said...

Beautiful card, Carol. Thanks for joining us at the ATSM Challenge this week. Marsha DT