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:

Susanne Vargas said...

Very cool!

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE this, Miss Lady!!!

tiffelijah said...

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

tiffelijah said...

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

Lee-Anne said...

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

*Vicki* said...

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

Christine Kiehl said...

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!

shirley-bee said...

Love the retro tablecloth and place setting!

Jerrie said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

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

Carol said...

Fab card Maria, such a great idea. Carol x

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful card Maria...love your table setting.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love the gold embossed table setting. Great card!

Julie B said...

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

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

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

StirYourCreativity said...

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

Suchi said...

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

Purvi Gadewar said...

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

vinita jain said...

Cool tablecloth look, stunning embossing in gold!

Monika Reeck said...

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

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

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

Karen D. said...

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

Celeste Goff said...

Love this beautiful CAS card! That background is awesome!

Terri Burson said...

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

Dee Earnshaw said...

Perfect image for Thanksgiving. LOL

Helen Gullett said...

Just perfect for the blog hop! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sandy said...

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

Jennifer Earley said...

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

Deepti said...

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

Anita in France said...

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 :)

Indy's Designs said...

Oh fun and perfect for the upcoming holiday!

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