Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, Thanksgiving started at the crack of dawn in the kitchen with my mother (a wonderful cook). While preparing the dinner for our large family, we had plenty of time to reflect on all of the things we were thankful for. Today, I still use this time to reflect – especially now that the holidays are quickly approaching.
No matter where we have lived in the US, friends have always been important to me. And so, it was with friendship in mind that I created a card to honor them today. We tend to rush by Thanksgiving to prepare for Christmas, but I encourage you to take time and count your blessings. Let friends know you are thinking of them.
Let’s get started…
Cut an A6 card (6 1/4” x 4 1/2”) in white, 100lb card stock, a 6”x 4 1/4” rectangle in Bazzill’s Antique Music Sheet (you could also stamp music on plain paper), a rectangle 2 1/4” x 6” in black, 80lb card stock, and a rectangle 2” x 5 3/4” in white, 85lb Soft Finish cardstock. Emboss the white rectangle with Elizabeth Craft Designs – Spring Leaves (E118) embossing folder.
Die cut the following:
Add black ribbon around the embossed rectangle.
Assemble the card.
Color the leaves with Copic Markers:
On the wrong side of the leaves – color in YG95
Maple leaves – color with YR15, R14, YG95, and R29
Hawthorne Leaves – color with YG95, YR15, E99, E19
Oak Leaves – color with E19, E99, E15, R59
Sweet Gum Leaves – color with YG95, Y38, YR15
Allow the leaves to dry, which takes about 5 minutes. Then apply VersaMark to the colored side and apply Ranger’s Super Fine/Clear embossing powder. Set with a craft dryer.
Place leaves right-side-down, on the Leaf Pad. Add a stem line using the Leaf Tool. Turn the leaf over and add vein lines. Bend the leaf with the right-side-up and apply PanPastels/Bright Yellow Green down the stem line to accentuate it. Pinch the stem end and bend down the tip end.
Adhere leaves on either side of the ribbon.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder/Clear
Bazzill Basics Paper/Antique Sheet Music and CardShoppe card stock