Saturday, September 2, 2017

Grapevine Wreath thanksgiving card

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. It's the first Saturday in September and there is a fall chill in the air here in Pittsburgh. We were at my grandson's football game last night and a sweatshirt was the gear for the night.
So today I am thinking fall. And, with fall comes one of my favorite holidays, and that would be Thanksgiving. This is the card I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog.

I pulled out an older CottageCutz die, Build-A-Grapevine Wreath, to create my card. Also used the Blessings Phrase. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: Once my dies were selected, I chose my card colors. The fall colors I am using are chocolate chip, curry, cajun (cinnamon color), olive green.
Step 2: Cut the grapevine wreath, leaves and acorns on this next step. I cut the wreath 2x in chocolate chip cardstock. I did that for a bit more dimension. Sponged the leaves with the matching inks. The acorn tops I sponged in chocolate chip ink.
Step 3: I wanted a wood background for the wreath. I used a wood planks embossing folder with kraft cardstock and then sponged on the cajun ink.

Step 4: Cut the Blessings Phrase in chocolate chip ink. Again I cut it 2x. I like the dimension that 2 cuts gives my card. I adhered the 2 pieces together using multi medium matte by Ranger.  I like this adhesive because it dries clear.
Started the assembly of my card. Adhered all the pieces of the grapevine wreath using the same multi medium matte adhesive. I wanted a more weathered look on the wood plank background so I sponged on some curry ink.
Added the Blessings Phrase. I adhered this panel to some cajun cardstock.
Image Panel Size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Cajun Cardstock Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Step 5: To complete my card,  I stamped the Harvest word on Cajun cardstock in black ink and cut a flag shape. Used some curry bakers twine and made a bow for my wreath. Added a Cajun enamel dot to the center. I layered the panels to my chocolate chip card base. The base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2 size) 
Well friends that's my card for this post. I hope I have given you some inspiration on a way to use the Blessings Phrase for a Thanksgiving card. Until next time......God bless.

Dies I used to complete card:

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