Hello everyone… It’s the Thanksgiving week… We have so many things to be thankful for. One of them is YOU! My blog readers and crafty friends. THANK YOU for all your love and supports in this year…! You all have blessed me, encouraged me, and with your kind words you help me to grow and keep growing in many ways. And today I have these Thankful For You mixed media card in two ways… for you!
First, I created the backgrounds using the Peony Number Two ARTplorations Stencil and Ken Oliver Color Bursts – Caribbean Set.
I put the stencil on a piece of watercolor paper, sprinkle the color burst powder on it, and sprayed with some water. Watching how the powder turn into watercolor is so fun 🙂
I lifted up the stencil of the paper, instead of wiped it of, I grabbed another watercolor paper, and put the wet stencil on the paper and I got another print watercolored background.
I dried the papers with craft heater for speedy drying, you also can let it sit to dry. After they dried, I run them through my diecutting machine with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.
I added both background panel on base cards with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.
Then I randomly stamped some of the images from Mixed Media Grunge stamp set using Memento Dew Drop – Sorbet Scoops, to create more texture look on the backgrounds.
I die cut the Thankful Word Die using creme and light grey cardstocks. Each color I die cut 5 times. And then I stacked them together using the liquid glue to create the chipboard sentiment.
Before I added the chipboard sentiment on the card, I stamped the sub-sentiment from Wonderfall Time Stamp Set. I finished the card with some gold assortment sequins.
My cards today are inspired by the photo inspiration from the CUTplorations November 2017 Challenge. I used the color combo and theme. The CUTplorations Challenge team share their projects on STAMPlorations Blog today to inspire you! And… you still have time to play along with this month challenge. Link up your project HERE.
Before you all go…I have a discout code for you to get 20% OFF on the NEW RELEASE STAMPlorations stamp sets, and also for ALL regular, sale-priced, and new release stamps, stencils, and dies… including all the stamp sets released today! Use code: STAMPGIRLHELEN on the checkout. This code cannot be combined with with any other discount codes.
STAMPlorations has a special Thanksgiving Sale from today, November 15th until November 30th. Stamps, stencils and dies are 40% OFF! (exclude New Release and Retiring Categories). Use the code BIGTHANKS on the checkout. Get Flat Rate $5 shipping worldwide for orders of $39 and up. FREE SHIPPING is automatically applied on qualifying orders. This code only can be used once per costumer. And…when you put an order, LEAVE a note in the order (or emails Shery) and mentions my name in the note, for example, in your email or note saying, “Hey, Shery, I just placed an order with the 40% off coupon after reading about it on Helen’s blog. I’d like the Fabulous word die as my freebie, please!”…when you do this, you can choose A FREE WORD/PHRASE DIE (up to $10 value) and have it included in your order (no minimum order).
THANK YOU for supporting STAMPlorations with your purchases in 2017! And Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. My hope is that these projects give you inspiration to crate today. May you all be blessed abundantly in this season.
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