Sunday, October 31, 2010

In everything give thanks.

Oh my...there were some many fun challenges to choose from today.  I chose to participate in 3 of them!
Sweet Sunday sketch challenge 91 (SSSC91)
Paper Players challenge - anything goes
Curtain Call Color Act #54 - more mustard, vanilla, cajun craze & pumpkin pie

I've wanted to cut into this sheet of patterned paper since I bought it in August.  I was waiting to use it for a Thanksgiving card, which is what I made today!  I love the colors of I was drawn to this print as soon as I saw it.  Also, it has a little shine and sparkle on the leaves (and I love shine and sparkle :)  I decided that the leaves behind my sentiment needed some shine, too.  So I pulled out my Aleen's Paper Glaze and spread a little over the edges and veins of the leaves.  I did a  little sponging along the edges of the matting, added a ribbon and 3 crystals...and I was done.  Well, I made that sound easy and quick, didn't I?  Ha!  It wasn't...really...not at all...
But, I'm pleased with the results.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment!

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The recipe:
CS: more mustard, cajun craze, pumpkin pie, very vanilla (SU)
Ink: more mustard, early espresso, really rust (SU)
Patterned paper: sparkle outdoor aspen forest (Cloud 9 Design)
Stamps: autumn leaves (Gina K Designs), Happy Harmony (SU)
Ribbon: more mustard (SU)
Other: crystals (Recollections), oval and scallop dies (Spellbinders)


  1. wow, this is gorgeous...I luv the bold shine....great card...have a super fantastic week!

    enjoy *~*

  2. So pretty! Love the fall theme, the embossing... great lay-out! Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call.

  3. Beautiful fall card and the embossing is gorgeous! Great take on the sketch!

  4. Love those shiny leaves!! Your dp is gorgeous!!

  5. Absolutely beautiful card!!! The DP really rocks!!! Thank you for joining us at the Curtain Call...hugs ~S~

  6. This is really beautiful! I love the shine you added to your stamped leaf. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

  7. What a gor-gacious card! That's like super gorgeous! Luv it Susie.

  8. so pretty! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!


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