Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Heart of Autumn Card

While Halloween is not yet upon us, Thanksgiving (U.S.) is just around the corner!  Since I don't always see my entire immediate family on this holiday, I send Thanksgiving cards each year to my parents, sisters, and brother.  The Heart of Autumn Card I'm sharing today is the first of these cards made specifically for my family (sorry guys, I know most of you follow me, so unfortunately, you won't be very surprised!).

A Few Details:
  • The turkey was stamped in Timber Brown StazOn, fussy cut, colored with marker, and given a layer of Glossy Accents.  Learned a little lesson of what not to do on this project.  Don't set your turkey aside for the GA to dry, forget about him, and then set a piece of paper on top...ugh!
Lesson learned!
  • The second turkey I made is mounted in an oval of Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine that was scalloped, stamped, crinkled, and embellished with Vintage Photo Distress Stickles.

  • I made my own charm by stamping the acorn in Timber Brown StazOn, fussy cutting, and adding  some Vintage Photo Distress Stickles. I then added a layer of Glossy Accents.  Once dry, the Glossy Accents gives the paper some strength so that it doesn't wear or tear hanging from the Tim Holtz jump ring and trinket pin.


: Papertrey Ink cardstock ‘Kraft’; Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine; scraps
Stamps: Inkadinkado; JoAnn; Stampin’ Up!
Inks: StazOn ‘Timber Brown’; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; Distress Stain ‘Pumice Stone’, ‘Brushed Corduroy’
Embellishments: Glossy Accents; Distress Stickles ‘Vintage Photo’; Wrights lace hem facing ‘Beige’; PTI rustic button twine; Hobby Lobby velvet ribbon; gingham ribbon; TH trinket pin; TH jump ring

Tools: TH paper distresser; glue dots; 3M foam tape; scallop scissors


  1. Love your card! It is so pretty! You did a great job on the turkey. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  2. Fabulous fall themed project! love all the details in the turkey and the beautiful embellishments! Thanks for celebrating with us this week at Celebrate the Occasion!

    Tracey - CTO DT member

  3. I love the vintage feel that I get from your card! All of the details are great. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

  4. Such a cute card!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  5. Great card I really like everything about it.

  6. I love the card. It's hard to think about having to put away my Halloween goodies, but seeing your card motivated me to move on.!

  7. I just adore your sentiment at the top of your page!
    There is so many wonderful details on the turkey, the whole card is just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

  8. Lovely! And a good tip on what NOT to do when using GA....hehehe

  9. Love the Card! Love the vintage look too!
    Great job.

  10. Love the Turkey!!! Great job on the beautiful card. Glossey accents rocks!

  11. Oh My Goodness ! Knowing me I would have stuck my elbow on the wet turkey ! So we are 2 of a kind.
    I love the Turkey & the idea on making the charm, really cool. Can't wait to try it.
    Have a wonderful day

  12. Lovely project for our autumn challenge at CRAFT this week

  13. Fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week with this Wonderful creation.
    Betty x x

    GDT for October at C.R.A.F.T

  14. wonderful creation, thanks for playing along with CRAFT this week, x carol

  15. Your beautiful card made my day!!! It is so nostalgic & warm. I hope whoever you give it to really appreciates it!

  16. Oh my, This is absolutely gorgeous! I am so impressed with the way you did the turkey and I love all the details.

  17. Beautiful details, really gorgeous Fall card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  18. I am so impressed your project that was a real art work,you did a great work on this page especially i like the pea cock image that was a front of the paper card.....Thanks for sharing this one .....
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  19. Very nicely done, thanks for joining CTO!

  20. Beautiful card!
    Love the distressed look and your darling acorn charm!
    Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  21. Beautiful! The acorn charm is amazing.


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