Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Joys

Oh how I love vintage images and layering....ahh, it makes me happy!  Sharing some Thanksgiving Joys with you today in the form of this golden card that combines some of my most joy-inducing things:  My Mind's Eye papers, vintage images, layers, and using stuff that's been languishing in the stash!  Can you feel the joy?  :-)

The Details:
As I said, this card has some serious layers...let's start from the bottom and work our way up.
  • The card base is stamped with a crackle background and the golden hue is pumped up with Distress Ink around the edges.
  • Then we have some golden My Mind's Eye damask pattern paper that is punched along the bottom edge
  • Next comes the K&Co. journaling tag.  I punched through all the layers at this point and added a bit of ribbon and twine.
  • Then some more MME paper.  This time, a narrow strip of plaid embellished along the top edge with scallop scissors.
  • On top of that another layer of MME in a lovely wood grain.  This strip is torn on both ends, inked, and "nailed" with a couple of brass brads.
  • Next comes the leaf stickers and twine bow accent.  Oh boy have those leaf stickers been around for a while!  Years, I'm telling you...YEARS.
Almost there...
  • Now the tag shape cut on my Cricut from cardstock then layered with a vintage book page.  The edges are distressed and inked.
  • Next comes our pilgrim and turkey image.  This was printed on cardstock and fussy cut.  The edges were inked a bit with Distress Ink.
  • And the FINAL layer is some Glossy Accents on the "Thanksgiving Joys" section!
NINE layers...whew.

Ribbon Carousel: RCC #74 - Giving Thanks / Fall
Shopping Our Stash: Challenge 78 - I'm Leafing it Up to You or Use a leaf or many on your project!
Use It Tuesday: Challenge #43 - Be Thankful
Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #89 - Pumpkin Please! (any occasion, use a pumpkin)
My Craft Spot: Monday Challenge #76 - Thanksgiving

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘More Mustard’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two ‘Sunshine’ 6x6, Stella and Rose ‘Mabel’ 6x6; vintage book page
Image: Vintage Feedsacks ‘Thanksgiving Vignette’
Stamps: SU! Crackle background
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Wild Honey’, ‘Walnut Stain’; VersaMark
Embellishments: Brads; K&Co Studio 112 journal tag; Me & My Big Ideas stickers ‘Fall’; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine; ribbon; Glossy Accents
Tools:  Tim Holtz paper distresser; scallop scissors; EK Success punch ‘Graceful Heart’; 3M foam tape


  1. Just love this card it is so well done and added bonus it's on my fav color of SU cardstock! I wish you and yours and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Fab traditional tag!
    Thanks for joining the fun at Celebrate the Occasion this week, Rachel xxx

  3. You did a super job, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  4. Thanks for digging into your stash to join us at Use it Tuesday

  5. Gorgeous card! The vintage image is wonderful and I love the wood grain! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  6. I exactly know what you mean, I love vintage images, too, they give so special character for the cards! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

  7. I LOVE all the layers here. And I admire anyone who can pull it off, as I cannot. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  8. very nice. I really like all the layering and embellishments. TFS with us at CTO.

  9. I love all the wonderful things to look, really beautiful details with your lovely vintage image! Thank you for joining us @ CTO for our "Pumpkin Please" challenge :)

  10. I love the old fashioned feel to this card!!!!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!!!

  11. Very pretty vintage look! Love the leaves too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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