Oct 23, 2016

Thankful

Hi Connie here with you today with a Thanksgiving card.

We all have those special people in our lives that we want to thank for all they do all year long and Thanksgiving is a great time to send them a little card letting them know that, I made this card for my sister who has been there for me my whole life, but I have especially been thankful ever since my parents passed away for her love and caring for me, I have been truly blessed by her.


There is no better time than fall to use felt on a card and today I have cut my Taylored Expressions Mini leaves die with her wool felt.

*Tip, using wool felt is best with dies, craft felt can be used but it is a bit stringing and sometimes doesn't cut cleanly as the wool.  Also if you have a die that is a little more intricate like the green leaf die at the top use a little wax paper between the die and the felt and that helps, but I would stick with more simple shapes when using felt.


For the background I used an embossing folder after embossing I applied inks directly to the embossed areas.


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I wanted a more rustic feel for the framing of my sentiment so I went with the Poppystamps Grand stick frame die, I cut the die twice to give a little more thickness to the frame and then cut out once more to get the center piece for my sentiment, did you know your dies can cut vellum too, there are so many fun things to try with your dies.

Here are the dies I used today



I hope this has given you some inspiration to thank someone for all the mean to you.

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7 comments:

  1. A beautiful card for your sister. I love how the embossing pops after it has been inked, and the felt flowers are just gorgeous. Thank you for the tips in die cutting them!

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  2. Beautiful card for your sister Connie! Great tips & inspiration! Thanks!

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  3. Fabulous! Love that textured and sponged background--it's glorious! Great tip on cutting the felt too! Those leaves are beautiful!

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  4. My favorite embossing folder of all time......looks great on your Fall card. What a great idea to use felt this time of year. Warms the body looking at it on a cold breezy day like it's been here. Beautiful and meaningful card Connie.

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  5. Wow love this embossing. I have the same folder. Must put it of storage and dust. Fabulous fall beauty

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  6. What a lovely card Connie! The inked background is really fabulous and the felt leaves are so perfect for this comforting card. Thanks for the great tip on cutting felt. A great project today!!

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  7. I love that frame! great job! and the embossing is perfect!!

    Alicia

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