Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thanksgiving joys...

I hope you're having a great week so far.  The last month has seemed to fly by for me...and we're just easing into the holiday season, when time seems to pass doubly-fast!  But I'm starting to enjoy making cards in advance of the holiday season, and today I have another Thanksgiving card to share with you.

This card started as all rectangular, which, to me, seemed to need some easing.  So I rounded the lower corners, added a wide scalloped edge to the left side, the circular heart chipboard frame for the sentiment, and a small piece of scalloped crocheted lace on the lower right.

There's a dusting of large clear coarse glitter on the leaves and grains in the image...but it's hard to photograph the subtle sparkle they add...

Looping some pearl "ribbon" through the dyed scrunched seam binding bows adds a little touch of "bling" without hiding the image and the sentiments...

I love the charm of the vintage sentiments alongside the beautiful images on vintage I highlighted this one with a chipboard heart circle, inked and lightly dusted with more clear German glass glitter ('tis the season to use glitter!).  The piece of crocheted lace is tucked just under the lower corner of the image block to soften all the edges at the lower corner...

Patterned papers: Authentique Gathering collection      Vintage image:
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Scallop Edgeabilities      Chipboard heart frame: Maya Road      Pearls: Recollections
Lace:      Hug Snug seam binding
Miscellaneous: cotton lace, pearl trim, button, clear German glass glitter, Martha Stewart coarse clear glitter

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today!


  1. Another creation in the 'love' catagory! Hugs~ Rebecca

  2. I love ,love ,love this card ! It makes me want to step right into it !

    Hugs, Rosa

  3. This is gorgeous!! I love it...the pearls look amazing!

  4. Another one of your gorgeous cards Kathy. Love the colours and the glass glitter!

    I am going to page back and catch up...I am doing great with my back surgery recovery and getting a little ansty! Time to catch up on my favourite blogs!

  5. I so love this card. Could you tell me about the wheat and leaves. Are they paper, stamps, etc. I'm looking for wheat and leaves for my fall cards and can't find what I'm looking for but I think this may be it. Could you please tell me where I can get them.
    Artsychik Jeanne

    1. Hi, Jeanne! The wheat stalks and leaves are part of/printed onto the vintage Thanksgiving postcard. I accented them with a bit of glitter, but that's the only change I made to them.


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