I’m not always in the mood to make holiday cards several months before the actual holiday, so it’s pretty typical for me to make only a handful of Thanksgiving cards a few days before the holiday. Yesterday I finished making six new cards to send, and I pulled out a special card I made at one of Terry Bolender‘s Stamp Camps last year. These are the seven cards I mailed today and nearly everything I used was a Stampin’ Up! product. Click any image on my blog for a larger picture.
I tore the paper around the sentiment on several of the cards and dabbed chalk on the edges of the torn pieces. I used markers to color the rubber stamp so I could get two colors on my floral and acorn stamps. I used a marker to draw fine stitches down the sides of this card.
This card took FOREVER! That giant flower-type image on the right is the result of a very large rubber stamp. I colored the detailed rubber stamp with markers for ten or fifteen minutes and breathed on it to re-moisten the ink before stamping it. It did not stamp as evenly and dark as I had planned and I didn’t like it at first… but then I decided it was vintage looking and I liked it a lot more once I added a fun button brad to the center.
I gave up and just inked up the large stamp with one ink pad for this card! I colored part of the stamped image with markers and added brads and faux-stitching to the sides.
Oh look! I snuck in something from Close to My Heart! The little metal green daisy brad is from CTMH. I used the Fiskars scallop punch again and distressed the edges of the card with my CTMH Cocoa stamp pad.
This turned out to be the easiest and my favorite card. I added faux stitching and some felt “ribbon” across the bottom. I had to use 64-cent stamps to mail all of these because I tend to go a little nuts with my foam tape. I love “popping” cut out stamped images with that foam tape but it makes the card to bumpy for machine cancellation at the post office.
Finally, here is the seventh card. I made this last year and was saving it for someone special.
Thank you for reading my blog post and have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING TOMORROW!!!!