Archive for ‘Thanksgiving’

October 25, 2014

Paper craft project no. 288: Thankful tag

2014-10-26 Thankful Tag 613 Avenue Create

Hello and welcome to another challenge week at 613 Avenue Create! It’s Anything Goes again with the optional twist of Bags, Tags, Boxes & More! I used an image provided by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps, to create this fun Thanksgiving themed tag. I printed the image on white cardstock. Because I know I’m bound to screw up coloring the image, I printed 4 of this cute girl on the sheet.

I’m still getting used to the Chameleon markers, but I am slowly getting the hang of coloring with them and I actually find them easier to use than other alcohol markers. There is definitely a learning curve involved, but you can’t really overcome that curve without practice! And practice I did — I screwed up coloring on 3 of the 4 images on my sheet (my blending wasn’t right, or my layers didn’t look good). On the last image, I managed to color everything except the hat without any problem. I didn’t want to start all over again so I went back to the other images, colored the hats, picked the one that looked best, fussy cut it, and then paper-pieced it onto the 4th image.

Because I have just the primary set (blue, yellow, red, black, and green) + a couple of neutrals (br2, br5, and bisque) to work with, I had to improvise when it came to coloring the girl’s apron and hat. So to come up with orange, I laid down the yellow first and then applied the red over it. Same thing I did with the tofurkey (I’m not a meat-eater so I’m sayin’ that turkey isn’t a real turkey, okay?) — I laid down the yellow first and then applied light brown (br2) over it.

As for the tag, I blended Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, and Brushed Corduroy before stamping the trendy fall leaves in Memento inks (Rhubarb Stalk, Morocco, and Tangelo) and “thankful“. I also added a black sticker stitch along the bottom. I adhered my Thanksgiving girl to the tag with foam tape and finished the tag with ribbon and jute twine. Here’s a close up of the tag:

2014-10-26 Thankful Tag

I’d like to enter my tag to the following fun challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More #118 – Holiday (mine’s for Thanksgiving); Hiding In My Craftroom #171 – Any Holiday; Sweet Stampin’ – Anything But A Card; and Simon Says Monday Challenge – Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!


August 31, 2014

Paper craft project no. 251: Thankful

2014-08-31 Thankful

Hey there! It’s a brand new challenge at 613 Avenue Create! It’s Anything Goes with an optional twist: sights, sounds, or tastes of autumn. We have 2 awesome sponsors: Melonheadz Illustrations and Meljen’s Designs. I hope you’ll stop by the blog and check out the beautiful projects that my teammates made!

For my project, I printed the cinnamon harvest mug digi from Meljen’s Designs on card stock. I used a Lil’ Inkers die to die-cut the image with the faux stitching then colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Next, I stamped one of the swirls from the Distressed Floral Swirls set (STAMPlorations) in VersaMagic chalk ink (pumpkin spice) and then lightly sponged the card with it for a tone-on-tone effect. I adhered my panel and stamped the sentiment (from the Thankful, Grateful set) in Memento ink (tuxedo black).

I’d like to enter my card to these fun challenges: Crafting at the Weekend #5 – Anything Goes; My Time to Craft #256 – Food & Drink; and Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge #44 – Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!


October 19, 2013

Paper craft project no. 69: Thankful

2013-10-19 OLC Thankful
Here’s an A2 one layer card I created that was inspired by Heather Telford’s card here. In her One Layer Wednesday challenge #162, she wanted leaves featured in our cards. I’m still on an embossing kick so I went ahead and created a one layer card using the technique.

Edited to add: This card fits Moxie Fab World’s Tuesday Trigger: Enthralled with Fall. Fall is my favorite season. How can you not be in love, not be enthralled, with the fall leaves in their amazing orange and red hues? Here’s the trigger photo:

To create this card, I first masked off the upper part of my card. I stamped the leaf (JustRite) several times in tuxedo black (Memento) on the lower part then heat set it. Next, I stamped the same leaf in Versamark watermark ink, sprinkled Zing! clear embossing powder, and heat embossed. Using a sponge,  I blended 3 different Distress inks — scattered straw, spiced marmalade, and barn door. The embossed areas resisted the inks and created a transparent look since they overlapped some parts of the leaves that were stamped in black ink. I think I’m in love with this technique! ;-) I took off the mask and stamped my sentiment (from my Thankful, Grateful stamp set) a few times.

I was going through the different blog challenges and found that “transparent” is this week’s code word over at Addicted to CAS Challenge #24. Don’t you love serendipity? I think I’ll enter it there! I’m also entering this card to Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #146: Autumn Leaves and Keep it Simple Challenge #25: Be Inspired.

Welps, I gotta get back to my craft table. I’m trying to make up for lost time after having been sick for close to 3 weeks. I’m doing more embossing because I finally managed to get my Distress embossing powders to stick to my cardstock! I sort of gave up a couple of months ago because they weren’t working at all for me no matter what I did. Then earlier tonight, I decided to try again using my Versamark watermark ink pad and it worked! Now those jars of embossing powder won’t get relegated to my never-to-be-used-supplies bin.

Thanks for stopping by! I’m always happy and tickled silly whenever a fellow crafter leaves a comment — it’s much appreciated and do include a link to your blog so I can ogle at your creations!


October 18, 2013

Paper craft project no. 68: Three cards, one sketch

In today’s post, I’ve got 3 cards to share – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas cards. They are all one layer cards. To create the cards, I used masking, blending, and tone-on-tone stamping techniques.

Here’s card #1: Trick or Treat One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Trick or Treat

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Boo! clear stamp set (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); spiced marmalade, dusty concord (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); tangelo, cantaloupe (Memento markers); blender pen (Dove)

Here’s card #2: Thankful One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Thankful and blessed

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Thankful, Grateful clear stamp set (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); scattered straw, barn door, spiced marmalade, vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); paper brads (Candi); glue dots

Here’s card #3: Celebrate the Season One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Celebrate the season

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Distressed Floral Swirls clear stamp set; Oh, Christmas Tree! clear stamp set, and Merry clear stamp set  (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black, emerald green,sienna (Ranger Archival inks); scattered straw, broken china (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); sequins (Crafters Square); glue dots

The stamps I used on all cards are ones I designed for my line of stamps. (They’re available in my shop here.) Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and link to your blog — I would love to come visit and see your creations!


September 30, 2013

Paper craft project no. 62: Thankful for everything

2013-09-27 CAS Thankful for everything
Here’s an autumn-themed A2 card I made a couple of days ago. Happy to report that I’m feeling a lot better now. Sore throat went away Saturday. I still have joint pain and a slight temp, but overall I’d say I’m on the way to getting better. Which makes me glad because I can try to get started this week on a few projects I was supposed to start on last week.

Anyway, for this card, I still had plenty of those leaves that I die-cut from paint chips, so I thought as long as I’m making cards with an autumn theme, I might as well use them. For the stamps, I used the ones in the Thankful, Grateful set from STAMPlorations™.

I’m entering this card to the following challenges:

Stamps: sentiment, cornucopia (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress ink)
Other: vintage photo, antique linen, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, picket fence (Tim Holtz Distress markers); dandelion, cantaloupe, tangelo, lady bug (Memento markers); blender pen (Dove); textured cardstock (The Paper Company); designer paper (Prima Marketing Inc.); leaf die (Sizzix Sizzlit); die cut machine (Sizzix); paint chips; glue dots; water color paper (Canson)

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you’re having a lovely week!


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