Good Monday morning my friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! With the month of November rolling along, I am preparing for our Thanksgiving feast. Naturally, my mind turns to turkey. So today I have a really fanciful Talking Turkey card to share with you. I’ve made it with digital images and papers from Crafty Secrets. I used the Thanksgiving Collection digital download to create this colorful layered card. It contains 10 Thanksgiving themed papers, 34 PNG files, post cards, menu cards, place cards, and the adorable Thanksgiving stamp set.
Meet Dapper Dan the Turkey Man! LOL I have always loved this whimsical image. But now that I can size it larger, it is even more fun. This card is 5″x7″ with a kraft card base, so he’s a good 3 1/2″ tall from toenails to top hat. I copied and pasted Dapper Dan, the fruits, the little sentiment and all the leaves into Microsoft Word and then printed them off onto smooth white cardstock designed for coloring. I heat set the images with my heat gun, just to set the ink. Using Aquarelle water color pencils and a detail water brush, I colored in all the images. This is such a relaxing process. It takes me back to being a little girl, coloring at the kitchen table with my coloring books and Crayolas.
I really enjoyed coloring in this beautiful array of fruit. I inserted a text box and then copied and pasted the sentiment into the fruit bowl. I had this extra piece in my Crafty Secrets folder. I had made it for another project (I honestly don’t even remember which) but decided not to use it. It’s a flourish, but when I turned it upside down, it made me think of a copper bowl, so I layered it on top of the fruit. I used foam tape in the center to give it a rounded appearance, but glued it down on either end. Then I colored and fussy cut the oak leaves and clustered them around the base, highlighting them with a little Diamond Stickles. If you click on the photo, you will probably be able to see this better.
I backed Dapper Dan with a corner piece from a square doily because I really wanted him to stand out against the inked background. I added Glossy Accents to his monocle. Isn’t he a hoot? I used my embossing stylus to round out his tail feathers and then popped him up on foam tape. He’s ready to party, dressed in his best because he knows he’s the special guest!
Here you can see the dimension and layers a little better. The background paper is an extra piece of music paper I had left from a Christmas project, and I just inked it up with fall colors to make it work here.
I love the Thanksgiving digital papers. They are rich with fall color and beautiful vintage graphics. I used the green plaid and the green vine on the inside of the card where I added the sentiment and a little cut out of a turkey driving a car that I clipped off the Autumn Blessings Vintage Cuts sheet. I just checked, and Sandy still has these on sale. These are not digital….they are printed on high quality cardstock. I use them so often when I just need a little bit of “something” to finish off a project. On sale for just .75 cents, they are a true bargain! In fact, you really should take a look at the Crafty Vintage Girl store! Sandy is having an incredible sale!
Of course, I had to line the envelope and cover the flap. I had this cheery dot paper in my scrap drawer. I’m always trying to use up those scraps! Lining envelopes is a great way to do that.
That’s it for me today, friends. Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my Talking Turkey Card. I need to print off some coloring sheets of Dapper Dan for the grand girls to play with this Thanksgiving. What do you think? Thanks for sharing your thoughts and comments with me. Hearing from you makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers! Until next time….