Sunday, October 9, 2011

Give Thanks - CR84FN challenge

This has turned outed to be such a busy weekend!  But, I just HAD to squeeze in a little bit of time to create a card.  This will have to be a quick post, since we have another commitment, later this afternoon.

Anyway, I saw the colors over at CR84FN 40 and loved the fall-ish colors.  Since I need to make some Thanksgiving cards, these colors fit the bill :)  Take a look at the inspiration photos.  Gorgeous, huh?
Also, take a minute to read the quote from Steve Jobs, just under the photos.
My card ~

I stamped the tree image onto Confetti Cream cardstock in Chocolate Chip ink.  I colored some of the leaves with Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Creamy Caramel Stampin' Up! markers.  Then, I added Glossy Accents (by Ranger) to some leaves.  The sentiment was stamped in Choc. Chip.  I love this new set from SU.  It's called Hand Penned Holidays.  I did a little machine stitching to attach the cream CS to a mat of Early Espresso, then adhered that to a piece of Real Red CS.  It's all mounted onto a card base of Crumb Cake (SU's name for kraft).  Oh yea, I added a length of brown & cream gingham ribbon, tied in a bow.  I like the "country in the fall" look of the card.  I hope the recipient likes it, too!
Thanks so much for taking a look.

card stock: confetti cream, real red, early espresso, crumb cake (SU)
ink: ruby red, chocolate chip, more mustard, creamy caramel (SU)
stamps: leaves of a tree, hand penned holidays (SU)
other: glossy accents (Ranger), gingham ribbon (Michaels), thread, sewing machine


  1. Beautiful card. I love your stitching and the ribbon is a perfect touch.

  2. Oh my, Susie! Your card Wowwed me, big time! That tree is so gorgeous! I had to click on the photo just to get a good, long, close up look at it! Fab sewing with the straight and zig zag stitches and the gingham ribbon is perfect! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN! ~Hugs, Cheryl

  3. Beautiful card Susie! Love the dimension on the tree and the gingham bow looks great! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  4. Stunning Susie! This is truly a beautiful and elegant card, love the effect you've created by colouring the leaves. You are an inspiration!

  5. Susie, your card is DELIGHTFUL! LOVE the tree with the glossy accents and LOVE the gingham ribbon and bow! FAB card! FAB stitching! THX for playine with us at CR84FN!

  6. A stunning autumn tree - the leaves look wonderful, especially with the glossy accents! Just fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

  7. My goodness Susie, this card is positively breathtaking!!! WOW!!! I can't stop looking at it! WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Back to take another look!

  8. This is a stunning card. I have looked, and then looked again, and again, and found something new to look at every time. I especially love the zigzag worked into your stitched border! BEAUTIFUL!

  9. Wow Susie...what a pretty autumn tree! And this gingham ribbon has always been one of my favorites!!

  10. Susie, you card is absolutely beautiful. Love the glossy leaves and the homespun ribbon.

  11. Oh my, what a gorgeous tree! Perfect sewing framing it, so lovely! Beautiful elegant sentiment with lovely ribbon tops off the it!!!

  12. The colors are gorgeous and these two stamp sets are perfect together. Great card!

  13. So elegant, Susie! Great job adding the little touches of color and shine!


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