Nov 4, 2019

Thanksgiving Greetings

Hello and welcome back Dies R Us friends.
Lena here today sharing a Thanksgiving card with you.

I love putting little pieces together to create a scene or a puzzle, etc.,
so putting this wreath together was a lot of fun πŸ˜€

I began by working on my shaped card. I used Anja's Butterfly from Marianne Designs.  Remember, friends, Dies R Us often have Special Order sales. If you love international dies or are just looking for some to complement the dies you already have, the best way to know about these amazing sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter. Using the base die, I traced it onto a piece of white card stock.  Then I scanned it and uploaded the image to my Silhouette.  I then duplicated, flipped, welded and offset until I had my shaped card base.

If you don't have an electronic cutting machine, don't worry.  You can just grab a piece of card stock that is about 5.5" by 11", score it in half and then position the base die just a tad off the fold.  When you run this through your die cutting machine, you'll have a shaped card.

 Next, I die cut all my other bits and pieces.  While the card stock was still in the die, I used Memento Desert Sand ink to highlight the embossed areas.

As you can see, I cut Frantic Stamper's Fall Icon Wreath several times, all in white. Then I used copic markers to colour it all in. 

Before gluing it all down, I always position  my cuts to see if I'm happy with it or if I need to add or remove something. In this case, I felt like it needed something else, and that's when the cute lil critters from the Lawn Fawn's Forest Feast stamps and dies set came into playπŸ˜€ I stamped the raccoon right onto the card, and the squirrel and hedgehog onto a piece of scrap card stock. I also made a little mask for the hat that I used on the raccoon.  I then cut out the little guys and adhered everything together to create the look I was going for on my card.

To finish it off,  and bring it all together, I cut another wreath and two little pumpkins and adhered them to the inside. I stamped the greeting right in the center, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. And that was that, another Thanksgiving card done πŸ‘

Here is the list of the crafty supplies used,
each linked to the Dies R Us store  for your convenience.

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1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous card, Lena!! I love Marianne Designs die cuts too. Very elegant and great background dies.


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