Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Be Thankful


Hi there!  A warm welcome, especially to my newest followers.  So glad you are all stopping by to take a quick peek at my newest card.  I made this Thanksgiving card for the new Frilly and Funkie challenge.  Rebecca is our hostess this fortnight and she wants us "to use this challenge to create a card or project that reflects the abundance of the harvest season and the gratitude we express during the beautiful holiday of Thanksgiving".

I went back one more time to the lovely Maja Design Walking in the Forest 12x12 collection for my background papers, distressing the edges with my fingernail, creating a few rips and then sponging the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I hand dyed the lovely Venise lace, cut a tag with an old Spellbinders die from Walking in the Forest and stamped it with an equally as old Inkadinkado acrylic stamp.  I used Potting Soil archival ink to stamp with as it is the best ink to use for stamping with acrylic stamp.

The flowers were cut with a combination of Mini Tattered Florals M&S dies as well as the Tattered Flowers decorative strip die from white card stock.  They were colored with Dried Marigold distress stain and spritzed with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist.  The leaves were also cut from white card stock using the mini Tattered Leaves die, stamped with a Wendy Vecchi polka dot stamp using Orange Blossom archival ink and then spritzed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist.

The seam binding was dyed with Dried Marigold reinker.  The triple loop bow was topped with a burlap string bow and a button.  The netting used to accent the flower was dyed with Faded Jeans distress stain.

That's it for this week.  Please do stop by Frilly and Funkie to check out the rest of the Frilly team's samples.   Thanks again for stopping by. 









These products used to make this card are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Tim Holtz/Ranger products are always 20% below MSRP.


18 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card Linda! Love the flowers and leaves, so rich and gorgeous! The way you added the bow with the button and twine looks great, so many pretty other touches too, like the dyed netting and beautiful lace! Fabulous, and lol, I love how you welcome your new "flowers" :o)

Jess said...

This is so beautiful! Love how it all works well together!

rachel said...

such a beautiful card Linda - gorgeous details and fabulous autumnal colours xx

Viv's Visuals said...

This is so beautiful Linda. Love it.

Maryanne said...

This card is so beautiful and really captures the colors and abundance of the season! I love how you colored and stamped the flowers and the leaves.

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Linda! Nicola x

Dot said...

Gorgeous, Linda,wonderful details and colours, love it,
hugs Dorte

Cec said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love all the textures and am in awe of how quickly and effortlessly you put together these beauties.
Hugs!
Cec

marda said...

This is so pretty, just beautiful colors. Love the dyed lace, and the layered bow.

CreativSpirit said...

I love this gorgeous card, so beautifully done.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gorgeous card! Love the golden flowers and that bow is fabulous!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Linda, put together with you usual flare ! Love the flowers and the colours are gorgeous. Sue C x

Lainie Frost said...

Linda - what a beautiful card - thanks for sharing!!!

Here in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, most of the beautiful leaves have fallen but I have collected a few and they are drying between the pages of an old book!!

Cheers!!!


Lorraine
;o)

Sue Kendrick said...

Beautiful card, Linda. Thanks for sharing!

isisimaginings.com said...

Such a beautiful card.

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Betsy said...

So beautiful! I love the fall colors!

Nan G said...

Stunningly gorgeous!

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