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Thanksgiving Slimline

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Thanks/Thanksgiving

We are showcasing Pink Fresh Studio Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

 

Happy Fall Y’all!! It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve been able to make a card. I had yet another health scare. You guys should know that if I don’t post every week, then I’m having health problems. Plain and simple. I’ve been feeling great since my last surgery in June up until about 2 weeks ago. I just started to feel like I was dehydrated, which happens all the time. I go in for fluids and I’m good to go. But they always do blood work just in case and this time my blood work came back not so good. My kidneys aren’t functioning properly and my sodium is super low, even though I was going in every other day for a bag of fluids. So of course, they shipped me down to the San Francisco Emergency Room because they just don’t know what to do with me up here. Long story short, we’re keeping an eye on it. They don’t know why it’s happening. I have malabsorption problems so that could be it but we don’t know for sure. But I’m feeling better and I was starting to dream about crafting again so I knew it was time to get back in my craft room and create.

I don’t usually make Thanksgiving cards. I love the Autumn colors, but I always have a hard time creating something Fall-ish for some reason but I decided to just go for it this week.

For this card, I started out with a piece of Arches Cold Press Watercolor paper and I had purchased the PinkFresh Studio Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die to use for this challenge but I could not find it for the life of me so I ended up using the Wonky Stitched Wilderness die by Trinity Stamps. I took the Thanks Autumn stamp set and I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I masked off the right side of the image and embossed it again so that it would fill the entire background.

I used some color burst powders that I had in my stash to color this beautiful image. I took some gold watercolor paint and splattered it all over the background along with a dark brown.

I had this gorgeous blue embossing powder in my collection that I thought would pair perfectly with these Autumn colors so I heat embossed it on a scrap piece of vellum and then cut it out with the largest of the sentiment labels die.

I took some double sided adhesive strips and placed it on the back of each letter so it would stay nice and smoothly popped up but hidden from view.

I added a few golden sequins and added a little Honey Gold Glitter Nuvo Drops in each center. I attached my card front to a Soft Navy background and attached it to a top folding card base. I used Neenah Desert Storm 100 lb. card stock for my base.

I still wanted to use Pink Fresh Studios so I used the Hugs and Good Vibes stamp set and stamped the envelope so that it reads, “Sending you a big hug with a fold in the middle.” I love that!! That sentiment is the reason I bought this stamp set.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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