Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Give Thanks

With Thanksgiving coming up later this week, I thought I would make one last autumn themed card for the year using my favorite autumn image, Blessed Harvest (digital stamp) by Whimsy and Stars Studio.  


2012-11-20 WSS Give Thanks WM


I tried something a little different for me, I colored on kraft paper.  As often as I use kraft paper, I realized that I rarely color on it.   I also stepped outside my comfort zone again and left some white space.    Once I was finished with the card, I decided it looked a bit bare with out a sentiment so I created a rub on in order to add one on.  (You can see my tutorial on how to create a custom rub on here.)

Thank you for stopping by!   Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!   Thank you for stopping by.



  • Stamps:   Blessed Harvest (digital stamp) by Whimsy and Stars Studio
  • Inks:  Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • Papers:  Papertrey Rustic Cream & Kraft CS, Simple Stories Harvest Lane paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities (circle),  Die-namics Designer Labels 3, Taylored Expressions Chicken Wire impression plate,  Stampin’Up Photo Corner punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Burlap
  • Techinque:  Custom rub on  (you can see my tutorial here).  Fonts used are Aparajita and MA Sexy



Hussena said...

What a beautiful card...Love the way you have layered the penants & the burlap..It adds such an interesting texture! :)

Marianne said...

Love the card, Cheryl. It's amazing how well those markers work on kraft. I made one attempt creating my own rub-on by printing on a plastic sheet when I first read your original post, but it didn't work. I'll need to dig up some real transparency film (I think I have some somewhere) or see if it works on some thin acetate that I recently bought. Did you make any attempts to use acetate or to store your rub-ons?

Audrey Pettit said...

Sooo beautiful, Cheryl! I just love, love, love everything about fall, so this really captures my heart! Fabulous colors, love the papers, the pumpkins are wonderful. You did a great job with the coloring on kraft. LOVE it!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl the layout and colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Imke said...

This is fabulous, Cheryl. I like your coloring on craft and the layout is perfect.

Jenny said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! I love the burlap peeking out! I haven't tried coloring on Kraft...may have to give that a try...I'm off to check out your tutorial!



Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Vicky said...

Wow, what a lovely card!! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions Challenge this week, good luck!

hugs Vicky xxx

Darlene said...

Perfectly beautiful Cheryl! Love your design ... just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘THANKFUL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

Holly Young said...

Cheryl this is really pretty! I love the way coloring on kraft looks and the little speckles you added around the image add so much. Great papers you used for your flags too. I love the texture with the burlap piece behind the image! All in all a fantastic card! thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Nicole said...

B-E-A-Utiful Cheryl. Absolutely gorgeous, Hugs, Nicole

KarinsArtScrap said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Donna said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing along with the Cut, Crop & Die challenge this week at Drunken Stampers!

Sandy Palmer said...

So beautiful! Love the whole layout of your card! Wonderful design, and great use of colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Cheryl!! I love the pretty banners and the touch of burlap!! The stamp is beautiful!! Have a great day :)

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jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card! I love your coloring on the Kraft too! So pretty.

Jackie C said...

Simple, clean, beautiful!
Thank you for entering at Digistamps4 Joy
Jackie DT member

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully designed.
Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge Cheryl. hugs,x

Dragonlady said...

Love the texture, great card. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Julie said...

Very pretty. Love the clean design. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl!! Your coloring on kraft is beautiful and as always I love your papers! Thanks so much for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
Hugs, Tammy

Lou said...

Hi! really gorgeous card,love your design and image too.
Amazing colouring on Kraft,
hugs Lou.xx

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This is a beautiful card.
I hope you have a great holiday.
Oh My goodness, this is so wonderful.
I love your colors and design.
You are so very talented.

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Sara I. said...

Fabulous design and papers - love how you colored the image. Perfect all the way around! xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and the layout is fabulous.Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges.xxx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

The coloring on kraft looks fabulous!!!!! Love your papers and the background embossing!!!! The little piece of burlap adds a fab touch too!!

Wishing you a terrific Thanksgiving!!!!

Riette said...

What an amazing card. The layout and elements, including that clever piece of burlap is just stunning!
I popped in from Digistamps4Joy as well!
Riette (DT)

Chrissy said...

Fabulous colouring on kraft Cheryl, love the card design, and the papers..excellent work.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


cotnob said...

This is fabulous Cheryl, gorgeous papers and your image looks great coloured on Kraft. Thanks for the tutorial - I'll have to give that a go.

hakuna05 said...

Your card is gorgeous. I wish I had your talent. If you want to see my last card click on the link and tell me if you like.


Lady Bug Stampers said...

very pretty card Cheryl

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful paper combo and those pumpkins and acorn are so cute! Great burlap accent!

Katie Skiff said...

This is an amazing card!! I love it, esp the flags... I am in love with those!! thanks for playing with us at Drunken Stampers

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card hunny love the colours too! Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, definitely going to case this one. Wonderful coloring on kraft and gorgeous layout with lots of white. Also, saw this beauty on MIM!

Sarah said...

Beautiful!!!! Great job! Love the little swatch of burlap! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Jackie said...

What a fabulous card for Thanksgiving! I love the way you played with color for this. Thank you for joining us at the Drunken Stampers Challenge! I hope to see you play along again soon!

Jackie, Drunken Stampers DT

Shawnee said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the colors and banners you used. Thanks so much for joining the FUN at Paper Playtime this week!! :)

BIG HUGS, Shawnee :) at http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com Paper Playtime Design Team

Bernardine Cuttino said...

So sweet and cute, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at
Berni (DT Member)

Deanne Saunders said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!

Julie said...

Congrats! Your card won our Thanks challenge at Aud Sentiments
email me for your prize

Marge said...

I missed this @ MSC, but LOVE it -- your three patterned paper tags and burlap layer just set off your beautifully- colored focal image perfectly!!!