Nov 18, 2010

BC178 - Giving Thanks

Welcome! - Today I am sharing my card for the Blogger Challenge Group.  Our theme this weeks is:
Give Thanks - Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving (unless you've already celebrated as our Canadian friends did last month.)

I wanted a CAS card this time as I am trying to work on Christmas cards (have you started yet) and need to get busy or they won't get finished on time.

I started by using this awesome background that I made following a technique I learned HERE:  Basically I tapped in on an acrylic block in 2-3 shades, spritzed with water and then stamped down on my card stock and smoothed out some of the colors with my finger.  Sarah included a link to a video tutorial on how this is done so be sure to check it out.

I then stamped the leaves with the same distress ink colors. I stamped one and cut it out, brushed on some Pearl-Ex Powder and stamped the speckled background over it.

Card Details:  Stamps:  Leaves:WeRMemoryKeepers(Maple Grove) and SU-Falling Leaves.
Card Base:  Really Rust
Next Layer, Chocolate Chip (it looks black in the photo but it's not).
Homemade Background:  Inks Used:  Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy and Dried Marigold. - Distress Inks-Tim Holtz (Ranger) - I also used a Really Rust ink pad for the far left leaf.
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Embossing Powder - Opaque Vanilla (Annabelle Stamps)
Cream Grosgrain Ribbon (SU)
Green Gems - Zva

So that's it pretty much.  -  Be sure to check out the other BC members blogs.  You can find the link on my sidebar.  I'm sure they have created some awesome cards/projects.

24 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your card is wonderful. Bright, fresh and beautifully presented. Hugs, Gayle

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Loved your technique to create the card! Gorgeous! To answer your question, no, I haven't started my Christmas cards yet, and I'm starting to panic!

Linda Monroe said...

Ida,
This is so pretty and fall like. Love it. Great colors.

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful card love the colors and the punch border!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of color, that tech looks great behind your fall leaves!

Chrissy D said...

Ida - this is SO lovely! happy Thanksgiving. Love the pictures of your trees on your banner!

Tami Black said...

Because I am one of your biggest fans, I have to say that it doesn't surprise me you are already working on Christmas cards! Love this one though and love the technique! How is that gorgeous granddaughter of yours?

Rachel Hope said...

Love the tumbling leaves, it;s like they are blowing in the wind!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a unique way to create a background! Love the fall colors you chose! Happy Thanksgiving!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty fall card Ida. Love the rich colors with that technique. :o)

Allison said...

Great use of that technique...works perfectly on an autumnal card! Like your new banner pic too!

Basement Stamper said...

Background looks beautiful with the leaves. HOpe you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done Ida! Lovely mix of colors and another fantastic punch! I hope that you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving! :D

tonistamps said...

Great colors Ida! I love that border punch too - you always find the coolest punches!

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Ida! Love the technique you used on this card!

maryr917 said...

thie bg on this card is awesome ida-i saw the tut but didnt try it-yours turned out so beautifully-hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving

Barbara said...

Wonderful card....love the technique! Thanks so much for the link to learn how! Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- fun tutorial- I always like to learn new techniques! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jeannette Swain said...

Love everything about this card. Thanks for the technique too!

Nikki Bond said...

This is stunning...love the effect! happy Thanksgiving! {SMILSE}

BarbaraW said...

Lovely card. The background technique looks great behind the images.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card, luv the bg you made! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

MJ said...

Very cool background. Great card. I love the colors. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Lori said...

Beautiful fall-colored card, Ida. Love the look of the background technique--very cool!