Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Another week has gone by and I am starting to get a bit stressed about the holidays. I swear they really snuck up on me this year. At least I have 1 Thanksgiving card done - thanks to this weeks challenge. Make sure you stop by and see Jen's card for this weeks challenge. I got a few Riley stamps and FINALLY got them mounted on my cling mount so I was very anxious to use them. Here is what I came up with

I started by stamping my Riley image on plain white card stock using black ink. Then I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. I then used my Marvy Uchida Mega scallop circle punch and punched him out. Then I inked the edges of the scallop with brown ink. Next I punched out the Giga scallop circle in orange and inked those edges in brown too. I then centered my image on the giga circle. I then took some brownish red card stock and cut it to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and used my Martha Stewart Lattice border punch along the bottom and the top corners. Next, I wrapped a piece of brown 7/8" ribbon around the center of the card stock. I then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up my "happy thanksgiving" sentiment and stamped that in the lower right corner using the brown ink. Next I added 3 orange brads above the sentiment. Then I glued my layered image to the left side of card. I then took my orange A2 card base and inked the edges in brown. Finally I added my card front to the A2 card base.

Supplies :

  • Stamps - Turkey Riley by Hanna Stamps; sentiment by Stampabilities (ER1068)
  • Embellishments - brads by unknown (sorry I don't remember where I got them); ribbon by Wrights 7/8" brown
  • Ink - VersaFine black; Memories art print brown

Here is a close up of my coloring :

I really had fun with this image. I can't wait to start using the rest of my Riley's.

Well, how is your Holiday planning going? I haven't started my shopping yet, but thank goodness I don't have a ton to buy. I am very excited we are going to visit my parents for Thanksgiving. It will be a short trip, but I can't wait. It's funny I have never been out of Michigan for a holiday before. My parents have spend every Thanksgiving alone since they moved so I am very happy to be able to spend the day with them.

I am hoping to get some crafting done in the next few days so I can have some blog posts for you next week. Did you make any Thanksgiving cards this year? If so I would love to see them. Leave me a link to your creation. Any challenge suggestions for me? I could use some! I love hearing from you.

Happy Crafting,


Jennifer E. said...

Oh, you did use your new Riley stamp! I was wondering if you'd get your cling mount in time! I really like the punch you used on this--nice job overall! I'm going to need to stamp some of him--pretty please?

Beth Norman said...

Just got in from Donnie's work party; it's almost 1:00 am. Your card is adorable. So glad you are visiting with your parents for Thanksgiving. I need to get over to visit you.

Traci G said...

This Thanksgiving card is so cute! Love Riley! You are not the only one getting stressed out about the holidays. I thought I was ahead of the game this year, but not anymore.....sigh.

ChrissyM said...

I made several Thanksgiving cards this year. Yesterday (Friday) I releized I was one short so I had to whip up one fast. It can be seen here

Love your thanksgiving card. Riley is so cute. Love your coloring!