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Holiday Blizzard 2011: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Autumn Card

By: Regena, Artistic Guide

Finished size:  5" x 7”

Pears (Anita’s)
Autumn (Hero Arts)
Text (Ann-ticipations)
Flourishes (Recollections)
5" x 7” Yellow Card base (Stampin’ Up!)
Half sheet of Matte Coated White card stock (Marco’s Papers)
Half sheets of rust and yellow card stock (Stampin’ Up!)
3" x 5” Lime Green Textured card stock Basics-Bank Roll is actual color name)  (Bazzill)
3.125" x 2” Gold Glitter scrap piece (Michaels)
Versafine Vintage Sepia (Tsukineko)
Versamark Watermark Ink (Tsukineko)
Ancient Page Chocolate (Clearsnap)
Copic Markers (.too)
--Moss Green, Apple Green, Sepia, Yellow, 
Cadmium Yellow, Dark Suntan, Clear (Blender)
Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Heat Tool (Milwaukee)
Yellow and Orange Adhesive Rhinestones (Recollections)
Lime Green Stickles Glitter Glue (Ranger)
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive for attaching chipboard (3M)
Your choice of dry adhesive (tape runner, glue dots, double stick tape, etc.)
Clear Glass Liquid Embossing (All Night Media)
Label Punch (Stampin’ Up)
Texture tool (Unknown)


  1. Stamp the pears and both text stamps with the Vintage Sepia ink on the matte white cardstock and clear emboss. Trim the pears panel as shown. Set aside the text images as they will be trimmed to size later.  Make sure you leave enough room around the Autumn text to punch it out.
  2. Color the entire pears image, including the leaves, with the Yellow Copic marker. Next add Apple Green to the leaves and around the edges of the pear, blending the colors with the clear marker.
  3. The next layers will be blending Moss Green and then Sepia in the leaves and around the edges of the pears. Add Sepia to the stems. The Sepia in the photo is actually blended, it just doesn’t look like it! Color the entire image again with the yellow to blend the colors even more, working dark to light from the edges to the centers of the pears.
  4. The background was done by touching the tip of the clear blender to the Dark Suntan and swirling it around the outside edges of the pears.  This takes a little time because you have to keep touching the tip of the Dark Suntan to keep up the color, but it’s a nice effect.  You could also try coloring the whole background with the Suntan first and then swirling over the color with the blender.  Add some texture to the pears by lightly tapping it with the texture sponge and Chocolate ink.  Edge the panel with the Dark Suntan.  Carefully cover only the leaves with the Liquid Embossing (refer back to the ‘panels’ info photo) and set aside to dry.   
  5. Now to the Autumn text panel.  Before you punch out the panel, scribble the Brown Copic over it and then swirl over it with the Clear blender marker.  Center the text in the label punch and punch it out. Save the punched out portion for later!  Refer to the photos for finishing the panel.
  6. NOTE: The Green referred to in the photo is Apple Green and was used mostly in the corners, not all over as stated.  The Yellow was done all over AFTER the green. Just caught that while doing these instructions.  The chipboard piece for the Autumn panel is explained in the third photo.
  7. For the Thanksgiving panel, color around the words with Apple Green and add some texture around it with the Chocolate ink.  Trim to size and add some Lime Green Glitter glue as shown. When the glitter glue has dried, edge the panel with Brown Copic and layer it with the rust and gold glitter panels. Cut a piece of chipboard slightly smaller than the gold glitter panel and attach it to the back with the Quick Dry adhesive. Set aside.
  8. Refer to the layers photo for the panel sizes.  After you’ve attached the layers to the pears panel, clear emboss the flourishes on about two thirds of the yellow card base using the Versamark ink and detailed clear powder. The card can now be assembled and embellished as shown in the main image, starting with the green panel on the right.  Here’s a close-up of the embellishments (as well as parts of the stamped panels).

  Sign your work and you’re done!
Happy Stampin'! 













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