This week on the Sisters in Stamping blog we are featuring Thanksgiving cards. I must admit that these aren't cards I normally send, but I think I may start as this one was a lot of fun to make! I love the idea of sending a card to let my friends and family know how thankful I am that they are in my life!!
My card this week features the Falling Leaves stamp set - only seems fitting since it was my fellow "Sister" Rachel Yurkanin who convinced me I *needed* this stamp set after I saw her shoe box swap at Convention last year! Can I just say how very thankful I am for the blessing that Rachel, Jacque and Karla have been in my life? I look forward to my Fabulous Friday project assignment each and every week and the creativity that they contribute to the Sisters in Stamping blog as well as their friendship!!
Check it out - I even stamped on the inside of the card. I normally have a lighter base for my cards (very vanilla, whisper white, naturals ivory or crumb cake) but there just wasn't enough room for all the stamped panels on the front of the card if I did that. I wanted a bravo burgundy base and had to put a piece of whisper white on the inside to be able to write in it. The Tope Note diecut is great, isn't it?!
I also wanted to kill two birds with one stone while designing this Fabulous Friday project because I have a downline swap due at my team meeting next week and a busy week ahead of me. The swap theme for November was to use a past weekend sketch challenge and color combination from my group for a card - I went with sketch OCCSC312 from Our Creative Corner's blog and color combo CQC #29 from the Colour Q blog. Sadly, two of the colors have since retired (yoyo yellow and green galore) so I substituted daffodil delight for the yellow and pear pizzazz for the green. For the last year, two members of my downline (Cindy Blekas and Sherri Gough) were surfing the web looking for fun sketch and color challenges to inspire creativity in my group each weekend. These are both two great blogs for finding that!
So what do you think... did I manage to pull it off? I did rotate the card sketch to make a landscape-oriented card, used the colors and made a Thanksgiving card... looks like I did! Thanks for visiting, please be sure and visit the Sisters in Stamping blog after Noon EST today to see what my fabulous friends came up with for Thanksgiving themed cards. Hope you all have a safe and spooky Halloween this weekend!
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