Wednesday, November 25, 2015

giving thanks mini blog hop

Hello and welcome to a mini blog hop several of us STAMPlorations girls are doing today!


It's definitely that time of the year. We just had our big turkey dinner on Sunday so now I'm in the middle of eating up leftovers. And you can't have missed all the "thanks" and "Thanksgiving" challenges happening in blogland. Well here's my contribution.


Do you get a table/tablecloth/place setting feel? Cuz that was my goal. See the lovely gold touches?


I must tell you, this card was actually a byproduct of another project. The SSS Giving Thanks die came to live at my house last year. Well it earned its keep, being the star of this year's place cards. You can check them out in this post.

So I took one of the leftover negative images and used it as a stencil to ink up my "tablecloth" on this card. I inked the area a bit smaller than the die originally is, to accommodate my 4x4 pattern of wonky squares from Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes. I used Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmelade and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks to sponge the BG. I stamped the squares with SSS Audrey Blue and Khaki. Then highlighted a few with Delicata Gold.

I gold embossed the place setting from Vignette: Eat Drink Be Merry onto CS and swiped Audrey Blue ink over it before cutting it into a square.

I gathered up the die cut letters to create "thanks", inked up the bottom half and adhered them. Bon appetit!

Hope you have time to head on over to STAMPlorations and check out the hop. If you comment on all the stops by Nov 27th you may win a stamp set of your choice. And there's a sale going on too. Happy Thanksgiving!









31 comments:

  1. Love the idea of a tablecloth and table settings! So cute. Happy thanksgiving

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  2. Love the idea of a tablecloth and table settings! So cute. Happy thanksgiving

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  3. Such a cool idea...love it, Maria! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. This is such a fun and festive design!! I am reminded about the up-coming dinner now!! :) YUM!!

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  5. What a delightful card and post! Yes, I did get the feel of a table cloth from your wonky squares! Love the gold touch also! Nicely done! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Love the retro tablecloth and place setting!

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  7. Love your table cloth and place setting! This is super duper cute and fun!!

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  8. TOTALLY LOVE the use of the plate and silverware!! Well done

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  9. Fab card Maria, such a great idea. Carol x

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  10. Wonderful card Maria...love your table setting.

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  11. Love the gold embossed table setting. Great card!

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  12. This certainly reflects the family meal, great idea. :)

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  13. Darling card - so perfect for Thanksgiving! Love the touches of gold, too!

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  14. It's a great card. Loved the way you have put the stamps for thanks giving.

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  15. Such a cuteeee card! Great masking and use of mod shapes stamps! I couldn't think of that...and the gold embossing looks fabulous! Totally pinning it...Happy thanksgiving Maria! :)
    Suchi xx

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  16. Oh my...LOVE this CAS card! Just AWESOME!

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  17. Cool tablecloth look, stunning embossing in gold!

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  18. I see Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes.
    love your idea of tablecloth
    and LOVE THE GOLD there
    simple adorable and clever Maria
    love love love

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  19. How was that bg..table cloth created was my first thought..Loved it !

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  20. sweet card...love, love how you did the bkg.

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  21. Love this beautiful CAS card! That background is awesome!

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  22. What a fun and unique card. I love the "sitting down to eat" feel of this!

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  23. Perfect image for Thanksgiving. LOL

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  24. Just perfect for the blog hop! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  25. Oh, a Thanksgiving card featuring leftovers. How perfect is that? Love the place-setting theme, that really does make it a perfect Tday card.

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  26. So pretty! The colors are so thanksgiving and reminiscent of a table cloth I own! Fantastic!

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  27. Super cool, super trendy and so very unique... Love ur design ideas !

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  28. What a wonderful place setting, Maria ... the colour combo is gorgeous ... it'd encourage me to come round and help you eat up any leftovers!! Hugs, Anita :)

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  29. Oh fun and perfect for the upcoming holiday!

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