Sunday 2 October 2022

Give Thanks

Our Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up next weekend, so I was feeling inspired to create some cards.
I was even more inspired after watching one of Vicki Boutin's Friday Night Lives where she did some inking using a sheet of acetate.  
* I call it acetate inking and you can find more examples of this on my blog using the search button *

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • Like I mentioned above, I watched Vicki's live and wanted to make some Thanksgiving cards using some colours inspired by Fall.  Vicki calls her technique 'kissing' and it is very easy to do.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock, got out a sheet of acetate and my Distress inks. The colours I used were:  Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge.
  • I rubbed each colour, one at a time onto the sheet of acetate, sprayed it with a good amount of water and pressed and dragged it over my cardstock.  I dried each layer and I wiped off the acetate between each inking until the cardstock was covered with colour.
  • I splattered with my black Posca pen to grunge it up a bit more.
Here is what it looked like:

  • After the panel was totally dry, I die cut the leaves and the letters from the sheet.
  • I pulled out a piece of brown cardstock and embossed it using a folder from Carabelle to add interest.  I glued that onto an A2 size card base.
  • I glued the leaves in the top corner, adding some pop dots just under the tips of leaves to raise them up.
  • I glued the 'thanks' letters cut from the same inked sheet, just under the leaves.
  • To finish my card off, I tied a small piece of twine around the stems of the leaves.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- Leaf Me Alone

Stamps- none
Inks- Distress 
Paper- heavy white- Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.; brown
Accessories and Tools- Leaf Fragments (TH); Thanks (MFT); 
Texte Grunge eb folder (Carabelle); sheet of acetate; black Posca pen


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, a beautiful design and glorious colours, Kate x

Annie said...

Those leaves are my favorite leaf dies! Your card turned out beautifully!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning love the leaves x

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful result Karen - I love the textured background behind those fabulous leaves

Pat said...

What a great technique and some really great autumnal colours for the leaves Karen, and brought together with the twine which looks great, and the chocolate brown background dry embossing goes brilliantly. x

brenda said...

It's a fascinating technique with a super finish, but no stamping, We Love Stamping is as the name suggests a stamping challenge.

B x

dj said...

Fantastic trio of leaves!! That technique yields gorgeous results!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for playing along with our "leaf me alone" challenge over at SOS!!

Rachel said...

this is beautiful!!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! SO very Beautiful, love the leaf and thanks dies.
Faith x

AlisonC said...

What a great technique producing fabulous leaves. They look so realistic. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.

Anna said...

What a classy card. I love that you made that wonderful inked paper and used it for both the leaves and the sentiment. So very pretty! Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Shopping Our Stash and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Anna, Design Team

SmilynStef said...

Those black splatters are the perfect finishing touch ... gorgeous autumn leaves ... so very glad you joined our *Leaf Me Alone* Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.