Give Thanks Banner and Greeting Card with Petaloo and Authentique
Hello, Friends! Thanksgiving is upon us, and the very thought makes my heart happy! Did you know it’s my favorite holiday? I get to spend time with my precious family, eat fabulous food, play games, and bake pies…and bake pies…and bake pies. It’s the coziest, warmest, least complicated holiday of the season. I generally do a little decorating to set the stage for the family feast, and with that in mind I have created a Give Thanks banner and greeting card to share with you here today.
I love the rich colors and beautiful patterns found in Authentique’s Harvest Collection! They pair perfectly with these Petaloo Mocha Sugared Blooms, Cream and Green Darjeeling Hydrangeas, and Fall Mix Burlap Leaves. The linen ribbon I used in the background was in a clearance bin at Michaels. To my surprise it leapt right into my cart and came home with me. Because the sides were already stitched, I simply attached it to a cork and cardstock base. Easy peasy!
To create some extra dimension, I fussy cut the focal image twice. layering just the sentiment over the acorn and leaves background.
Prima Copper Crackle paste and Ranger Espresso Color Wash gave my chipboard frame an amazing vintage finish. I backed the open center of the frame with copper wire mesh that I found in my stash. Then I began layering in all these gorgeous Petaloo flowers, mini pumpkins, acorns, and fibers into a beautiful autumn wreath.
A Tim Holtz Idea-Ology vintage hanger makes this banner easy to display.
Thankful Greeting Card
I love the way this Ivory/Brown/Copper Plaid ribbon pull out the colors in the designer papers.
That’s it for me, my friends. Thanks so much for stopping by.
What are you most thankful for this fall? I am thankful for each and every one of you who are sharing this creative journey with me.