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CAS Gratitude Stampin' Up! Card by Andrea Walford

Good morning everyone!  Thanks for all your input on what types of projects you’re looking for – it seems that I’m not the only one that struggles with masculine and teen cards so I’ll be sure to start adding those into my posts!  Today I wanted to share with you a CAS Thanksgiving card. Some of you who have been following me for a long time will know that I love to try different styles and I go through different creative “phases”.  For example, there was a time when just about every card I created had designer paper incorporated into it. I find that I’ve recently become drawn to cards created on a white card base with lots of white space.  I used to find all that white space daunting, but now I just LOVE it.  Today’s card is a great example.

I started by stamping my sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’sDay of Gratitude stamp set onto the bottom of a white CS panel. You could switch up the sentiment for a thank you or a sympathy or even a birthday as the card design is versatile enough for any of them.

After stamping my sentiment, I then embossed the panel with Stampin’ Up!’s Woodgrain embossing folder, and wrapped linen thread around the panel twice, just above the greeting (the ends of the linen thread were taped to the back of the panel).  I then stamped and cut out two of the smaller sized leaves from Stampin’ Up!’s Wonderfall stamp set (one of my favourites this year) – using Lucky Limeade and Cherry Cobbler Classic inks.  The Cherry Cobbler leaf was stuck flat to the panel with Tombow Mono Multi-Liquid glue and the Lucky Limeade Leaf was popped using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I finished off my cluster with a Chocolate Chip button tied with linen thread (stuck on with a mini glue dot).  A few rhinestones were added to bling it up a little.  The white panel was mounted onto an Early Espresso card stock panel, and then the whole thing mounted to a white card base.

So now it’s your turn – I’d love to hear what design element you find yourself turning to over and over again – it could be a style (i.e. clean and simple – using a lot of white space), a treatment (such as distressing or sponging or adding dimension with dimensionals)  or it could be a product (i.e. linen thread, buttons, rhinestones, etc).  Leave a comment in the comments section of this post by clicking on the word “comments” just underneath the title and then scrolling to the bottom of the page.  

I hope you enjoyed today’s card & have a great day!

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