Today I have a Thanksgiving card, but not in all the traditional holiday colors. I paired deep gold tones with a patterned paper mixing roses in the same gold tones with pink and aqua. I guess you could say it's "traditional shabby chic colors" meets "traditional Thanksgiving colors." (Random question - do those of you in countries in the southern hemisphere celebrate a Thanksgiving-themed holiday during your summer months or winter months...and do you have "traditional colors" that go along with it?)
After I added the lace strip between the two patterned papers on the front, it still looked like something was missing. So I die cut a scalloped trim, cut it in half lengthwise, and added 1/2 the strip to the top and bottom of the lace - now it looked substantial enough to support the heavy floral cluster that would sit above it...
I copied the rose pattern on the paper to the colors of the roses in the cluster that sits on top of a piece of scrunched pink cheesecloth and a diecut loopy doily...
then used a dark golden cardstock to cut the leafy stems, inking the edges heavily with dark brown to give them contrast and dimension...
Patterned papers: Authentique Grace collection/"Delicate" (floral and pink), "Beauty" (gold damask)
Dies: My Favorite Things Dizzy Border; Memory Box Quinn Flourish; Sizzix Flowers Branches & Leaves
Lace: K&Company Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts Pearls: Recollections
Sentiment Rub-on: Melissa Frances Miscellaneous: white hemp cording, cheesecloth
Thanks for visiting today...have a wonderful weekend!