Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves

Here is one of the Thanksgiving cards I made.

To start the card I die cut the leaves from Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic paper.

I created the background by creating a panel with a woodgrain embossing folder and then lightly inked over top.

I then glued the leaves on and heat embossed the sentiment.

I entered this in the Die Cut Divas November Challenge. The theme is Thanks or Thanksgiving.

Supplies:

  • Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves die set
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic paper
  • Distress ink
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set

Gold Embossing with Hero Arts Stamps

Howdy to you all! Today I have a Thanksgiving card for you. I hope you are having some decent Fall weather. Here in Northern California I will just say I am not a fan of 80 degrees plus weather at this time of the year. At least the nights are nice and cool.

 

Home for the Holidays

 

When I started out to make my card I was looking forward to using the Home for the Holidays stamp set by Hero Arts and I wanted to use the fun leaf paper.

I began my card by ink blending some Quick Quotes inks to create a Fall look to the sky. I then cut a piece of the leaf paper and adhered that to the card. I got this paper from a fun inexpensive store called Daiso. You get several different patterns of 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 paper. One pack is handmade kind of tissue paper type paper. They are only $1.50 per pack. Anyway as you can see it says Fall.

Next I stamped the two houses with Versamark and used a gold embossing powder to heat emboss them. I colored them in using Copic pens. Next I cut them out using the Home for the Holidays dies that match the stamp set. For the snow on top of the one house I used some Nuvo drops for a little dimension. The Home for the Holidays stamp set leans more towards Christmas but you can use a different color scheme and not put to much snow in and you have Fall.

I found a nice piece of crocheted ribbon (not sure of the actual name) in my stash. I used Hero Arts pretty red brown liquid watercolor to color it. It is a little darker in the photo than it is in real life. I stuck that down using the red line tape.

I adhered my houses to the card and stamped the trees around them. I cut out some masks with the dies to that I could stamp the trees to look like they were behind the houses. I also stamped some smoke coming out of the chimneys. I think that is a nice little addition to this stamp set.

Then I added the sentiment.

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Check out the November challenge at a2z Scrapbooking!

To get this fun set along with the dies use my discount code Karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more over at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store.

Supplies:

 

Falling Leaves

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These are the other Thanksgiving cards I created. I wanted to make more but I don’t plan ahead to well.

So I had to use that fun Lawn Fawn Fall plaid paper again for the leaves and the background. I just happened to have a set of nice stitched leaf dies by Lawn Fawn so all those leaves are cut with a set called Small Stitched Leaves. I created the first card and then decided to add more leaves on the second one. I guess I could have gone back to the first one but when it is done it is done. Ha. The sentiment word give was a stamp from the Lawn Fawn set Thankful Mice and embossed with off white powder. I really need to find a better off white powder. None of mine gave a nice solid embossed word. The thanks is cut with a Paper Smooches die.

Racoon & Mice Thanksgiving Cards

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This card was so fun and great looking I pretty much copied it. When I do this I would not enter it anywhere but just send it to friends and family. I am not usually a cute critter type but this one rocks. Don’t get me wrong I like looking at the cute critter creations and there are many cute stamps but it’s not my usual type of thing. The stamps and the super cool plaid paper are all Lawn Fawn. These were kind of time consuming but I loved creating them! Can you see the small difference in these cards? It is the mice.

The paper is a pad called Perfectly Plaid Fall and did I mention I love this paper.

The stamps are all Lawn Fawn. Thankful Mice, Holiday Party Animal, Thanks a Bushel. I colored in the images with Copics. I “had” to get a few new pens since I didn’t really have enough gray pens. I got all the dies to go with these too and as you can see cut out the images with them.

The rectangle was cut with a Lawn Fawn die Stitched Journaling Card.

The greeting word give was stamped with a stamp from the Thankful Mice set. The thanks was cut with a die from Paper Smooches.

If you are thinking oh she is ahead of game for next year. No… not me. I already sent these out to my family and friends I am just behind in posting.