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Inchies Fall/Thanksgiving Card for the Adventurer

Inchie Fall/Thanksgiving Card
for the Adventurer

By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide

 Completed card Size 6.5" x 5"

As the Stamper's Quest website states, an inventor "explores unknown regions, or one who enjoys taking a risk."  Well "inchies" were an unknown region to me but I took a risk.  The main set I used for this card, Limitless Limbs by Pink Cat Studio, is the perfect stamp set for almost any holiday or time of the year.  The ideas are "limitless". 

Supplies:
Stamps:
Limitless Limbs (Pink Cat Studio)
"Happy Thanksgiving" (Alison Wong for Studio G/Michaels)
Papers:
White cardstock or pre-made card
Flax Paper (Basic Grey - the Granola Pad)
Burgundy and Camel Textured Cardstock (DCWV)
Inks:
Cocoa Ink (CTMH)
Chocolate Ink (CTMH)
Other:
Treading Water Punch (Fiskars)
1" Square Punch (Paper Shapers)
Ticket Corner Punch (Stampin Up)
1" Chipboard Chips (Bazzill)
Ribbon (Michael's)
Markers of choice
Adhesive of choice

Directions:

  1. Cut white cardstock 6.5" x 10" and fold in half (or use pre-made card).  Cut other papers: Camel cardstock 6.5" x 5"; Flax paper 4.5" x 6"; Burgundy cardstock 3.3" x 4 .5".
  2. Adhere Camel to card front.  Adhere ribbon of choice at bottom of Flax paper.  Adhere Flax to Camel cardstock.  Use punch on right side of Burgundy cardstock and adhere to Flax paper. 
  3. Stamp tree image twice on white cardstock with Chocolate ink.  Trim one image to 2.25" x 4.5", use Ticket Corner punch on all 4 corners, and adhere to Burgundy cardstock.
  4. On second image, using the leaves (both solid and outline), birdhouse, birds, and bird's nest, decorate the tree.  Cut sections of the 2nd image using the 1" square punch.  Adhere these sections to the 1" chipboard pieces, coat edges with cocoa ink, and adhere to where that exact section is on the first image.  Color where needed with markers.
  5. Stamp Happy Thanksgiving phrase, cut, trim, color, and adhere to ribbon.
  6. Sign, seal, and deliver your card to someone special so he or she can enjoy your artwork.

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3 Responses »

  1. Once again you did. Fall is my favorite time of year and you sure captured the colors in this one. Hugs, Johnnie

  2. Thanks Kittie. My first venture into the inchie world. But it will not be my last.

  3. Michael, I love how you used the inchies to make the images pop. This is adorable.