My Canadian friends will think I am crazy to be posting a Thanksgiving card as our Thanksgiving was October 9 but here is the deal…………………A while back at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival, I picked up the cover plate used in this card. In the feeding frenzy that was going on at the shops at the carnival, I thought this die contained raindrops. My idea was that I would use it to create a stencil so I could use embossing paste and make my own raindrop patterns. Imagine my surprise when I got home and actually looked at the die. There were these cut half circles below the raindrops…………….what were they all about? Then I actually looked at the name of the die………………………..Ruffled feathers……………………………..light bulb came on over my head. They were stylized feathers to be made dimensional and not raindrops at all. Now I have spent mega bucks on things and not batted an eye, in fact, in Vegas I have spent mega bucks for nothing at all, but suddenly it had become my life’s work to justify the five bucks that I spent on this die. I did use it to make a raindrop stencil, I looked on the internet and saw that someone used it to make a shake roof on a 3 d house and took note of that, but when I came across this stamp from Judith and Heather, I knew it was the perfect image for the cover plate.
So here it is, and I am not so crazy after all as I can say a hearty Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends.
The last time you saw this turkey, he was green, eating tuna and celebrating St Paddy’s Day. Today he is back to a more normal colour and is just celebrating the joy of a good cup of coffee. Love this stamp from Judith and Heather.
Supplies: Stamp Judith and Heather, Doodlebug patterned paper Sugar and Cream, City Girls Retail Therapy stamp set from The Ton, Memory Box cross stitched rectangles dies, copic markers, Stickles, fun foam, X-pressit cardstock, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
I watched a tutorial the other day where the presenter mixed and matched stamps from various companies to create a scene on a card. This is sometimes harder than it looks to get the components to work well together. I do like how this card came together though:
Supplies: Judith and Heather stamps (toilet paper, outhouse, plunger and sentiment, birch trees Heartfelt Creations Woodlands collection, Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm stamp set, Woodgrain cardstock from Paper and More, Simon Says Stamp card base, Copic markers, Scor tape