Serendipity SSCB#37 – Thankful pt 2!

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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.
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Cornucopia 04982For 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. 

Cornucopia xcu 04991I 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.
Cornucopia inside 04989On 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.
Cornucopia env 04997As 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.

Cornucopia copics 04970Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit and comment on all the DT blogs so you’ll be entered to win!

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Special Guest Designer: Lisa Minckler


Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Horn of Plenty 672K, Happy Thanksgiving Small 666CHappy 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)

7 Responses to Serendipity SSCB#37 – Thankful pt 2!

  1. OMG!! This is just gorgeous Julie!

  2. BEAUTIFUL coloring and what a great idea for recycling calendars!!! 🙂

  3. Julie your card is stunning! Love the netting from the lemon bag! I spend a day each January cutting envelopes from old calendars! My favorite were the ones from the “fireman” calendar – 😉

  4. This is AMZING ! Wow this is so beautiful to look at, I love the bit of lemon bag in your cluster of plenty! Great thinking outside of the box with that one. Really gorgeous!

  5. Gorgeous coloring – you captured the spirit of Thanksgiving! I love all the pretty trims you added – total eye candy!

  6. Beautiful. I just coloured four similar images and have yet to do anything with them. Your embellishments are over the top gorgeous. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Avatar Tricia Ann
    Tricia Ann says:

    I found this card on Serendipity stamps a few months ago and saved the picture. I’ve ordered and received the chrysanthemum and sunflower dies. I’ve had to pace my purchasing. 🙂 Now it’s time to think of completing my supplies, so I searched and searched tonight until I found you and this web page. I love, love, love everything on your blog and I’m adding it to my favorites bar! Your work is so colorful, well-done and artistic. I love all the texture and elements you use. I am FOR SURE making this card. Thank you for your tutelage!