Thanksgiving Mantle

Thanksgiving card with a mantle of colored pumpkins and cattails in pitchers. Fun to make & easy to change up the colors. I used a neutral palette but this would be great in bright colors, too.

The Inspiration Challenge (IC932) has us visiting Annie Selke & their Pinterest Board where I was inspired by THIS picture (The link has disappeared to my pic, but I did at least have the picture saved). I used several different dies & die sets to create my mantle scene. I die cut the large white panel first, along w/ the long ledge from the Window die & made it just a bit longer by cutting a little more than halfway, then lining up the die but moving it further out, turning the paper around & cutting the other side. (here’s an old tutorial I did that will give the idea of this process.) I used the door frame for the sides & made a longer top piece for it. On the mantle inset, I used the piece I cut out for the frame & used the piercing cover on it. I added a couple of layers of stiff card board to the frame to give it strength & elevation.

The little pumpkins were die cut out of several different colors, along w/ the cattails & pitcher/vases. I used a mini tag die & a piece of mirror silver to make the little mirror in the center. The greeting was stamped below..the original has Gnome instead of Home so I masked that out & replaced it w/ dk brown die cut letters from the Alpha die.

so much for stopping  by! 




Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Fall Gnomes set
Paper:  Staples 110# white, rust, sage green, warm gray, dk brown, ivory, silver mirror board
Ink:  Versaclair Pine Cone
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Fall Door Parts, Fall Mushroom Acorn, Window & Pane, Door w/ Stone Facade, Small Tags, Vases & Shelves, Watering Cans, Fall Gnomes, Sm. Classic Alphabet, Background Cover #1 dies, Crossover II, Misti


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