Saturday, November 29, 2014

With Gratitude

Hello. Hope you are having a great weekend wherever you are this evening. Tonight is our last night at the cabin in the mountains and it's safe to say we are all a little sad. It's back to reality and that is not fun. I know that my oldest and I will be counting down the days until Christmas vacation.

We watched football all day long. My team lost but my husband and teenagers team are still fighting for a win. My craft table was planted right in front of the television so I could watch and create. I didn't get as much done as I wanted but anything is better than nothing.

I just love my new stamps from Winnie & Walter so I pulled them out to make a card. I guess because I am sad about vacation ending my card ended up with dark colors instead of my usual cheery colors.

I wanted to challenge myself and do a one layer card. Technically I had two layers but who's counting, right? I pulled out my distress inks and added some water for a water color look. I always love to see the color spread across the paper and blend with the other colors. Its just like magic.

I mixed together three different distress inks to achieve the look above. Then I stamped the tree from the set A Tree for All Seasons using Versafine Onyx black ink. I also stamped the crow from the same set to give the tree some character. I also stamped the sentiment in the same black ink. I adhered some different sized enamel dots in black and colored the tree with my Wink of Stella glitter pen. I rounded the bottom corners with my We R Memory Keepers corner rounder on the 1/2 mark.

I showed my card to the hubby and he said that it looked more like a sympathy card with the crows. I guess he is right but I also think the gratitude sentiment works well with this too. It's clean, simple and I know exactly who will be receiving this card.

Hope this card inspires you to make a card that you aren't use to making. Use a different color palette, make a one layer card or just think outside the box. It makes challenging yourself so much fun. If you like this, please leave a comment. I do enjoy reading all of them.

As always, the products used will be listed and linked below if you have any questions.

Happy stampin,


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