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Happy Thanksgiving for the Adventurer

Happy Thanksgiving
For the Adventurer

By: Regena, Artistic Guide

Finished card size: 5 x 7" 

Supplies:
Stamps:
Block Group #8 stamp (M1708-Stamp It)
Oak Leaf stamp (Personal Stamp Exchange (PSX))
Skeleton Leaf stamp (unknown)
Paper:
 8 ½ x 11" Tan Cardstock (Michaels)
12" Burgundy Suede print paper (Hot Off the Press)
12" Light Blue Spatter print paper (Hot Off the Press)
2 - 8 ½ x 11 Sheets of Off-White cardstock (Michaels)
Inks:
Dark Peony Chalk Ink (Clearsnap)
VersaMark Watermark ink (Tsukineko)
Detailed Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Glossy Accents Dimensional Glue (Ranger)
Other:
HermaFix Tape Runner Permanent (EK Success)
HermaFix Tape Runner Removable (optional) (EK Success)
Waterfall Stickles Glitter Glue (Ranger)
Scalloped Corner Rounder punch (Marvy)
1" Scalloped Round Punch (Martha Stewart)
½" Round Punch (Marvy)
Coordinating fibers (Adornments)
3D glue dots (Zots)
Cutter Bee Scissors (EK Success)
Deckle Edge Scissors (Fiskars)
1/8" Hole punch (Fiskars)
7 ½" Dessert plate (or a Circle Cutter)
Pencil
Heat gun
Paper Trimmer (Fiskars)

Directions:

  1. Cut one sheet of white cardstock to 10" x 7".   Fold in half to make a 5" x 7" cardbase.
  2. Cut a 5" x 7" piece from the burgundy suede and adhere to the front of the card.
  3. Cut a 4.5" x 7" piece of the tan cardstock.  Lay it horizontally and measure down 1.75" from the top on both ends.  Lay the plate on the panel so the edge lines up with the marks.  Lightly trace the ‘half' circle with a pencil and cut out.  Finished size should be 7" x 4" (at deepest part).  
  4. Randomly stamp the skeleton leaf on the panel with the VersaMark ink and clear emboss.
  5. Layer the tan half circle with an off-white panel 7" x 4.5" and trim the round edge with the mini scallop scissors.  Adhere to the top of the card.
  6. 6.  Cut a 4" x 8" piece of the blue spattered paper and stamp the block group 1½ times with the Dark Peony.  You'll need three of the wider rectangles.  Cut out and edge all four pieces with Dark Peony.
  7. Temporarily tape the back of the three wide rectangles close together on a piece of scrap paper.  Randomly stamp the skeleton leaf over all three with Dark Peony and then adhere them to a 4.375" x 3.5" off-white panel edged in the same ink.
  8. Add Waterfall glitter glue dots to all the corners and set aside to dry.
  9. Stamp the oak leaf in Dark Peony ink on a 2.5" x 1.375" piece of the blue spattered paper, quickly pour on the detailed clear powder and heat emboss.  Trim corners of the panel with the scalloped corner rounder and edge with the same ink. 
  10. Layer the leaf with a burgundy panel and then a tan panel, trimming the corners of each layer with the same corner rounder.  Edge with the Dark Peony ink.
  11. Add Waterfall glitter glue dots to the corners, outline of the leaf, stem and the veins.  When dry, cover the entire leaf with the dimensional glue and set aside to dry.
  12. Stamp the text on a scrap of off-white, trim to 3" x .625" with deckle edge scissors, edge with Dark Peony and adhere to the narrow rectangle.  (Optional-add Crystal Stickles around the deckle edge and in the corners.)
  13. Cut a strip of the blue spatter paper 7" x .5" and attach to the top of the tan half circle panel about .25" from the top edge.
  14. Attach the text panel to the remaining (narrow) rectangle and then to the top left of the card, on the blue strip, as shown.  Add a row of waterfall glitter glue dots to the center of the strip.
  15. To make the button embellishments, stamp and emboss the Skeleton Leaf on a scrap of tan cardstock.  Punch two .25" circles from the center of the leaf image.  Edge both with Peony ink.
  16. Layer both with scraps of tan and burgundy suede, trim with the deckle edge scissors.   Punch 1" scalloped circles from the tan and burgundy.  Adhere the smaller circles to the opposite color larger circles.
  17. Punch two .125" ‘buttonholes' in each.  Lay them on either a piece of resist paper or wax paper and cover completely with the glossy accents, being careful not to cover the holes.  Set aside to dry.
  18. Adhere the rectangle panel to the lower right side of the card.  Attach the leaf panel with 3D dots, centering it on the second and third panels.  Wrap a coordinating fiber around the panel and tie it into a bow at the top.  Add a drop of glue to secure the bow.
  19. Cut two 3.5" pieces of the same fiber to thread through the buttonholes, tie into a knot, trim and adhere to the left side of the card as shown.
  20. Proudly sign the back of your card!

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3 Responses »

  1. good clear instructions and I love the colors
    sigh, have a weakness for leaf stamps
    probably should start using them too. LOL

  2. Thanks Kittie. It was a little tough working with that combination of colors, but I think it worked out. Glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This is lovely, Regena. I love your color choices.