Happy Thanksgiving! I have a fall card for you today featuring Count My Blessings rubberstamp set from the Holiday Catalog and the Polished Stone Technique (on the leaves). I really believe Count My Blessings rubberstamp set is a must-have. The images go way beyond Thanksgiving, and I'll be sharing non-holiday projects with this awesome stamp set in the coming days. So please come back!
We made this card in both my monthly team meeting and my stamp clubs this month. Everyone loved making it! If you're in the local San Antonio, TX area, check out my rubberstamp club. You can come as my guest anytime to try us out!
There is lots of touchable texture in this handmade card plus the extra special touch of polished stone technique on the maple leaves. So let me tell you how to do that and get these very special looking leaves:
- Take Glossy White Card Stock.
- Put rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and 2 drops of ink refill from 2 different colors of your choice--I used Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.
- Dab the cotton ball all over the shiny side of the Glossy White Card Stock to make speckles. If you blend them together you get more of a marbled look. I kept my colors more distinct for higher contrast. Because you use rubbing alcohol, the ink dries almost immediately.
- Then run through the Big Shot with Seasonal Layers using the maple leaf thinlit.
- Take Copper Foil Sheet and run it through the Big Shot with the detailed maple leaf thinlit to form overlay.
I think that the combination of the Copper Foil Sheets and polished stone technique makes really gorgeous autumn leaves. They look special but come together quickly--just my style:)
Many of us have a bit of downtime today in the midst of holiday cooking, waiting for things to come out of the oven and people to arrive or getting ready to go out. So my hope is that this will bless and inspire you today. I'm so grateful for you coming by my blog--regularly or occasionally--and letting me share my creative projects with you. Today, I'm giving thanks for you and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!