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Today is day Two and for my project I created a Thanksgiving Card. I plan to give this to a good friend of mine whom I will be visiting with while he is home for Thanksgiving.
|Front of Card|
All paper is made by Colorbok and with the exception of the glitter paper began as white textured cardstock. The glitter paper is actually glitter cardstock made by Colorbok & in the "Earthtones" pack. I am consistently impressed with their lines, I use a lot of their iridescent papers as well, just not on this card today. The Card base was cut from the Close to My Heart Art Philospohy Cricut Cartridge(pg 44) at 7.5" I cut two bases so that it would be a sturdy card & the smooth side of the white cardstock would be exposed. I then trimmed the glitter paper down to fit the card base & rounded the corners with my Xacto corner rounder punch. All the adhesive used on this card was Xyron. I used my 1" & 5" sticker makers and my 12" Creatopia, what an AWESOME machine! The turkeys are from the Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Cartridge and cut at 3". I used all the layers for the turkey to give him the most dimension. All the colors of inks are Tim Holtz or Adorondak. The body is Tim Holtz Distressed Walnut Stain, the next layer down where you see the swirl is Fired Brick, The blue swirls are a mix of Adorondak Metallic Mixatives in Silver and Adorondak Alcohol ink in Stream, The shadow behind the turkeys is Adorondak in Wild Plum. The little "fence" border behind the turkeys was made with one of the Mavy Uchida punches that you can switch out the cartridges for different designs. I had purchased it, tried it out on plain white cardstock(giving me a few pieces of border in my stash) and then returned it because I decided I didn't need to spend that much money on it...Now I wish I had kept it...I want more of that border! I used Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in Peeled Paint on it. The little thought/speech bubble is actually a card cut from the Close to My Heart Cartridge at 2" cut in half and then inked with Adorondak Alcohol Ink in Latte. I used 3-D glue dot to adhere the thought bubble. I then used Martha Stewart alphabet stamps(don't remember the name of the line) and Staz-On ink in Forest Green for the Sentiment.
|Inside of Card|
The same papers and inks were used on the inside. I used my Spellbinders Dies in my Sizzix Big Shot to cut and emboss the layers. Again I used Adorondak inks in Latte and the combination with Metallic Mixatives and Stream. The sentiment is with the same Martha Stewart alphabet set & Staz-On Forest Green ink.
I hope you've enjoyed my card. I enjoyed making it. This is only the second card I've ever completed. I'm not a proficient card maker, but I'm very proud of it.
Thank you again for visiting, for the next stop in the Turkey Coop, please hop to Kristy at http://www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
Here is the entire hop lineup in case you get lost along the way.
1. Amy ~ http://www.lovetocrop.com/
2. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
3. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
4. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
5. Linda ~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
6. Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
7. Rhonda ~ http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
8.Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
9.April ~ http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
10.Michelle ~ http://www.craftychelle.blogspot.com/ <-------YOU ARE HERE
11.Kristy ~ http://www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/ <------GO HERE NEXT
12.Sher ~ http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com
13. Robin ~ http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com
14. Melissa ~ http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
15. Jamie ~ http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
16. Janet ~ http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
17. Jessica ~ http://scrappyluvs.blogspot.com/
18. Nancy ~ http://blog.fancywithnancy.com/