11 November 2016

So Much to Be Thankful For

Hi All! I have one more card to show you that I made using the Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit. 

Let's take a look:

I think this might be one of my favorite cards I've made in a long time. I created it using a retired falling leaf card front die by Top Dog Dies (a company that is no longer in business). I cut the panel from ivory cardstock and then covered it with the Copper Delicata ink that was included in the kit. The Delicata inks are pretty wet, so I had time to heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. I really wanted to give this the look of metal, so I went through the heat embossing process 3 times and over heated parts of it on the third time so that it deepened the color in some areas, giving it a bit of a distressed look. I then cut 1-1/8 inch squares of patterned paper from the scraps I had left and adhered them behind the leaves with Ranger's multi matte medium.

I decided to use vellum for the sentiment so that it didn't compete with the background. So, I stamped the sentiment from the Thankful Heart stamp set in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I added a hemp twine bow that I made with 3 strands of twine and then glued the sentiment to the card front with matte medium, hiding the adhesive behind the bow and some of the letters. After the sentiment was secure, I popped the whole thing up on a White Daisy card base using foam tape.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

And here's the card again:

I hope these projects have been inspiring for you. It's amazing what you can make with 4 sheets of cardstock, some patterned paper and a few extra supplies.

Until next time...
Have a wonderfully creative weekend!


  1. Wow, Kim, this is amazing! That leaf die is sooooo cool, and I absolutely adore the copper metallic finish you got with the embossing! Very clever how you altered the color in parts with some extra heat. I'm going to give that trick a try. And LOVE the patchwork feel to the background with all those bits of paper. Gorgeous!

    1. Thanks! This is the first time I've used a full card front die. I think I'm hooked! :D