Welcome to the November Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is appropriately…Things you are Thankful or Grateful pt 2! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog. The DT has the added challenge of using a non-craft related item.. And as always, we have a have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. The sale this week is Free Shipping on any US Order of $15 or more … good through Nov 26th.
For my Thanksgiving card, I stamped the beautiful Horn of Plenty, colored it with Copics, then die cut it. A gold, leaf border die cut square was added underneath before attaching to a large chocolate colored layer.
I used a Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum die to make the white flower and a CL sunflower die on the yellow flower. I also used a CL fanciful flourish die. Embedded in my corner fall corsage arrangement, I have my non-craft item…the netting. It’s actually from a bag of lemons and I used an orange Copic to make the yellow a bit deeper. A little raffia tied in a loose bow adds the finishing touch. The tag was die cut and stamped with the Small Happy Thanksgiving and I used a Copic to color the border of it.
On the inside, I used a leftover narrow frame that I also colored w/ Copics, some leftover chrysanthemum petals and a band of the chocolate on which I stamped the small Maple Leaf.
As an extra non-craft item, I used my envelope punch board to make a sturdy envelope out of an old calendar page. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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Special Guest Designer: Lisa Minckler
- Karen Amidon
- Marybeth Lopez
- Miriam Napier
- Vickie Zimmer
- Jeanne Jachna
- Jenny Gropp
- Julie Warner (you are here!)
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Horn of Plenty 672K, Happy Thanksgiving Small 666C, Happy Thanksgiving 1127D, Maple Leaf set 806QCL|
|Paper:X-Press It white, chocolate brown, goldenrod, lt yellow, green, fall calendar page|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, cantaloup & tangelo (for sponging the sunflower)|
|Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, labels 22, leafy squares, std tag dies, Copic markers, Cheery Lynn dies (Chrysanthemum CL-B311, Fanciful Flourish CL-B117, Sunflower, mini brad, raffia, netting from lemon bag, envelope punch board (We R Memory Keepers)|