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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Thankful

I understand that Kraft is the new neutral in town and gladly embraced it for my card.  I chose my colours to go along with a colour challenge at Colour Me...!
The photo inspiration behind the colour bar made me think of fall and Thanksgiving.  Yes, that's over up here in Canada, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner for those in the US.  Of course with the snow on the ground here right now, fall may as well be over even though it's not officially supposed to be winter until December 21st.

I decided to have my base be Kraft paper followed by a layer of Tangelo Twist and then a layer of Night of Navy.  I left an extremely narrow border of Tangelo Twist showing because I used my retired "thankful" framelit to cut out the Night of Navy and wanted the colour showing through there to be the main focus rather than the border.

Then I cut a piece of Burlap Ribbon in half and frayed the sides as well as the bottom before attaching it below the "thankful".  On top of that I attached a pumpkin which I had stamped with Tangelo Twist ink on Very Vanilla, cut out with the matching framelit and then wrapped the stem with some discarded burlap thread.

At the top left corner I attached a leaf from the Fall Fest stamp set which I had stamped with Tangelo Twist ink on Very Vanilla and cut out with the matching framelit.   To finish the card, I added three tiny circles on the right side of the Burlap Ribbon, cut using my Cupcake Builder punch and coated with Crystal Effects.


For more cards using this striking colour scheme, check out Colour Me...!

For more cards with the theme of being grateful, check out The Paper Plunge.

For more cards that have a fall or thanksgiving theme, check out {PIN}spirational.

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12 comments:

  1. This is so very festive, what a neat idea to use the linen thread as a stem! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope we will see you around again soon :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Hayley. I really enjoyed the limited colours and playing with the burlap.

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  2. I'm loving your use of burlap and kraft, Heidi, they work brilliantly with this combo. And I love your swirly sentiment, it really pops against the navy. Thanks for playing along at Colour Me...!

    Anita x (Guest Designer)

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    1. Thanks so much, Anita. This was definitely a fun colour challenge.

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  3. Absolutely love how the orange is peeking through the blue on your die cut sentiment, Heidi. Such a strong, yet pleasing contrast. Very well done!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    Julia
    CMCC Design Team

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    1. Thank you very much, Julia. Those were very bold colours in the challenge, but I love the result.

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  4. As always, Heidi, you didn't disappoint! The colors, layout and use of burlap work beautifully on this card! Thanks for 'taking the plunge' with us!

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  5. Gotta say it again... LOVE LOVE LOVE~ what a great reverse cut here! The colors are fun and the burlap is a perfect accent! Thanks for playing with us again over at The Paper Plunge! We can't wait to see what you do next week.

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    1. Thank you very much, Amanda. You're very good for my ego.

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  6. Pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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    1. Thank you so much, Deanne. I hope to get back to challenges again soon. My life has just been crazy lately.

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