Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Simple Thanksgiving

Well, Thanksgiving is this next weekend, and even though I don't usually make cards for it, I thought why not? Here's a nice and simple design. I was looking for interesting ways to use buttons as embellishments. I saw this example in this year's IB&C. The button was used as the corner focal point in the sentiment. For this card. I used the French Script and Aida Cloth Backgrounds, as well as the Autumn Leaf Prints set. I rock'n'rolled the leaf in rust then in burgundy, and then misted it with water. I stamped that onto vanilla, and misted the paper. Then I splattered some ink over top.

Just a word about doing the focal corner embellishment, stamp the entire saying first! I had stamped the "Happy", then almost glued on my button. Don't do that, as it makes using the stamp-a-ma-jig nearly impossible. Luckily I caught myself, and so I put the button on the side, marked its location with an x, and then stamped the "Thanksgiving". There is also some distressing on the pumpkin layer beside the aida cloth burgundy strip.