Hero Arts Mixed Media Happy Thanksgiving Card

It is November and that means Thanksgiving is almost here. It is one of the Holidays that we can send cards to express our gratitude to our families, friends, relatives, co-workers, bosses, and to anyone who has been a great blessings in our lives. Today, I would like to share with you a Thanksgiving card.

On today’s card, I am using the Hero Arts – Color Layering Grateful Leaves stamp set. This stamp set is beautiful and I cannot stop making cards with them. And I keep it clean and simple, too, for mail-friendly purpose 🙂


I did some experiment with alcohol inks and glossy paper. After mixing colors and got inks all over my craft mat and fingers, I ended up with some fun and unique background panels 🙂 One of them ended up with Fall colors. And that what I used as my background card today.

I stamped the maple leaf randomly on the background panel with archival black ink. Archival works the best on non-porous and glossy paper. After that, I used my craft heater to dry the panel well and then added it on the white A2 cardbase with a lot of adhesive runner.

For the sentiment, I cut a strip out of watercolor paper, added some color wash with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers using acetate plastic, and stamped the sentiment from the same staml set with Archival black ink. I embellished the sentiment strip with some natural twine and added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I finished the card with some orange gems to match the Fall color combo on this card.

I hope this card inspire you to create today. When you create a card or any project with embellishments,  link it up with our November Challenge – Embellish It. By linking up, you have a chance to win a $25 gift card to the a2z store! Visit a2z Scrapbooking blog for more inspirations from the Design Team every day!

And if you need crafting supplies and Hero Arts products, check out a2z Scrapbooking Store. Use the code Helen15 to get 15% Off when you put an order of $25 or more. If you cannot find any Hero Arts products that you would like to buy at the store, you can send a request from the store for custom order.

THANK YOU for visiting today and have a fabulous day!

I play along at:

Word Art Wednesday

Challenge Weeks #254-255 – Anything Goes

The Mixed Media Card Challenge: November/Thanksgiving

STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Link Up

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13 thoughts on “Hero Arts Mixed Media Happy Thanksgiving Card

  1. What a lovely experiment, Helen. The muted colors in your BG look fantastic behind those leaf silhouettes. Thanks for gracing the MMCC gallery this month with this beautiful card.