Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thanks By Definition...

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Next on my Verve Release Week Challenge list was Michelle's Color Challenge. The colors Orange Yellow, Deep Brown, Cream, and Grey Green had me thinking of autumn, and I thought I'd get a jump start on a simple card for Thanksgiving. I wanted to use my new Simply Thanks stamp from Stampin' Up, and I was pleased to see that the pumpkin images from Papertrey's Vintage Picnic fit perfectly around the text. To stay with the "simple" theme, I cut out a frame with a hobby blade and added a little flourish using a Cuttlebug die (Bean Tip: this die cut had a pretty little tulip in the middle, which didn't pair with my card, so I simply removed it with scissors). A little watercoloring gave the card a very subtle look, and I popped up the extra pumpkins for just a tiny bit of dimension.
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Simply Thanks and Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic Stamps; SU Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Mellow Moss; and Bordering Blue Classic Dye Ink; SU Very Vanilla and Mellow Moss Cardstock; Dark Brown Metallic Card Stock (generic); Cuttlebug Vintage Die; Big Shot; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Hobby Blade
HAPPY BEANS: Kaiser Brown Pearls; Watercolor Tool


Margaret Moody said...

This is so beautiful, Regina! I love the simple design and the gorgeous colors! Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Ann Schach said...

Great card, Regina! I love the clean and simple style!