STAMPlorations Throwback Thrusday | Thanksgiving Cards

Hello hello hello everyone… It’s the October 31st, so are you all ready for Halloween and trick-or-treat? I know my kiddos are so ready!

On this last Thursday of the month, it is the Throwback Thursday feature post at STAMPlorations. And today is my turn to share my projects on the blog today.

This card that I made back in October 2018 that inspired me to create those three Thanksgiving cards. As you can see, I am inspired by the theme, background, pumpkin, colors, design, and word die.

On my first card, I used the Wonderfall Time Stamp SetBe Thankful Stamps and Coordinating DieStitched Tags Nesting Dies, and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

For the background, I used ghosting technique. I created the watercolored background with the Leisure Arts Double Ended Markers.

I scribbled the markers on my blending palette (it is simply a laminated cardstock, actually!) and then I sprayed with water.

I added the watercolor paper on it, and gently pressed it dow to blend the colors. I let it sit for a minute to let the watercolor paints soaked into the paper.

I dried the watercolored paper with craft heater and then I stamped the leaf with water. I dabbed off the water with paper towel every time I stamp and then dried it with craft heater. This is a fun and simple way of creating ghosting stamping background.

I stamped the pumpkin with VersaFine Onyx Black and colored it with Leisure Arts Double Ended Markers and waterbrush. I added some white acrylic paint splatters on it. After I dried it with craft heater, I fussy cut with micro-tip scissors. I stamped the sentiment with Cheerful VersaFine Clair Ink Pad and Summertime VersaFine Clair Ink Pad on a white cardstock.

This second card is a no-stamping card. I created it using the Doodle Autumn Pumpkin Cover Plate Die and Thankful Word Die. I use the inlaid die cutting technique to highlight the pumpkin on the card and then I added the word die on top of it with 3D foam tape.

For the last card, I use the Choose To Be Grateful Phrase Die and one of the coloring page from the Blossom Bliss: Ready-To Color Floral Themed Card Fronts.

I colored the page with Watercolor Pencil and I used Colorless Blender Pen to blend the colors instead of using waterbrush. After that, I added some white acrylic paint splatters on it with fan brush. I dried it with craft heater and I added it on the card with adhesive glue runner.

I cut a piece of brown glitter cardstock and white cardstock using the phrase die and I stacked them together with dries-clear adhesive glue. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.


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10 thoughts on “STAMPlorations Throwback Thrusday | Thanksgiving Cards

  1. Your cards are beautiful and so is the layout of the cards especially the ghost print (which I want to try it)
    Well done and thanks for sharing them.

  2. Your cards are beautiful, Helen! Realy loving the fall colours and gratitude message – fall is my favourite season!

  3. Lovely cards, Helen. Pretty coloring and designs. I love the first card with it’s textures & layers. And
    the way you colored the pumpkins is perfect.