Thankful Card and Tutorial
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop October 2015
Hello, Friends! It’s time for another fabulous blog hop with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team. You should be coming here from the beautiful blog that belongs to Sarah Miller. If so, you are right on track. To start at the beginning of this hop (and why wouldn’t you….this alumni team is awesome!) go to Vicki Dutcher’s fabulous blog. Be sure to visit each blog on the hop, and leave some sweet comments behind, because one lucky person will be chosen from one of the stops along the way and they will receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations. The winner will be announced on our blogs on Saturday, October 31st at noon, just in time for Trick or Treat!
We are enjoying the most gorgeous fall weather here in North Carolina. The sky is crystal blue, the weather is just cool enough to be invigorating and the fall colors put a song of praise on my lips. I was inspired by the season to create this Thankful Card and Tutorial using the Classic Editions Paper Collection and the Delicate Asters Stamps and Dies. These are “oldies but goodies” in my Heartfelt Creations Stash. I used quite a few techniques in this card, and I’ll share them with you in the tutorial below. But I wanted to show you a close up of those amazing pumpkins and asters first.
The inside of the card is decorated with papers from the Classic Editions collection. I confess a weakness for pumpkins. I love driving by a field of lazy pumpkins, snoozing away with their bellies baking in the sunshine. It just makes me happy!
This is part of a beautiful poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I just hand wrote it onto one of the journaling tags from the collection. Here’s a link to the complete poem, just in case you’d like to read it. It’s my favorite Thanksgiving poem.
I’ve posted my Thankful Card tutorial below for your convenience. And now you will need to hop on over to visit the always amazing artwork of Amy Doria. I know she will have something special to inspire your creativity today.
If you would like to purchase this card, it is available in my ETSY shop.
Thanks for hopping by!
Thankful Card and Tutorial
- Classic Editions Paper Collection (Retired…but maybe you have it in your stash.)
- Delicate Asters Cling Stamps
- Delicate Asters Die
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
- White Cardstock
- Versamark Embossing Ink Pad
- Colorbox Chalk Ink Pumpkin Spice, Harvest, Guacamole, Burnt Sienna
- Tim Holtz Alphaparts
- Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint
- Gold Embossing Powder
- Ripe Persimmon Distress Stain
- Brown Micro Gingham Ribbon
- Burlap String
- Art Institute Dries Clear Glue
- sewing machine
- 7″ x 5″ kraft card base
- gold glimmer mist
- Cut a 6.75″ x 4.75″ rectangle of the harvest stripe paper. Stitch around the edges and along the lines as seen on the card, if desired.
- Fussy cut both sets of pumpkins from the paper collection.
- Use the Colorbox Chalk Inks and a sponge dauber to add more color to the surface of the pumpkins, blending as you go.
- Spray the pumpkins lightly with water and gently round out the edges with the largest nib from the flower shaping kit.
- Spritz lightly with Gold Glimmer Mist. Set aside to dry.
- Use Versamark to stamp three sets of Delicate Asters and 2 sets of leaves. Heat Emboss with Gold embossing powder.
- Sponge chalk inks onto the stamped flowers, blending as you go. Die cut, shape, stack and fill with Topaz Copper Lined Czech beads. Spritz with Gold mist. Set aside to dry.
- Place one set of the fussy cut pumpkins behind the other, staggering them as seen in the photo. Glue one set onto the striped paper.
- Create added dimension in the other set of pumpkins by crumpling up a small ball of tissue paper and gluing it to the back of the pumpkin. Apply Art Institute Glue to the edges of the pumpkin and glue just the edges onto the striped paper.
- Use a hot glue gun to place the leaves and flowrs.
- Glue the letters onto the card.
- Create a multi loop bow from Brown Micro Gingham. Place a glob of hot glue under the aster leaf and use the point of a scissor or dowel to push the center of the ribbon into the glue. Use the same technique to create a loopy bow from burlap string.
- Tuck autumn colored buttons in amongst the pumpkins and leaves.
- Mix a few drops of Ripe Persimmon Distress Stain in with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and use this to paint the flower petals and leaves. Brush onto the surface of the pumpkins as well. I brushed a little onto the letters, too. Set aside to dry.
- Finish the inside of the card as shown.