Monday, October 14, 2013

"Thanks" Handmade Thanksgiving Cards

Fall is coming fast. I love the colours and the crisp fall air. Thanksgiving is celebrated in October for Canadians. I thought a couple of fall themed thank you cards would be perfect for this month.

I pulled out the Yesteryear collection for these cards. The burlap was a great touch to add texture and visual interest. I used the back side of the printed burlap (a great B-side). The twine from the sundries package made for a nice finishing touch.

To help define the layers of paper, I inked the edges with matching ink. I layered a lighter orange leaf under the strong orange one to help the leaf pop just a little bit extra. Foam dots were tucked under the edges of the top leaf to help keep the shape of the leaf.

I always create at least two cards based on one theme as it helps to build up the stash of cards. I find the second card always comes together more quickly as can I just modify the design.

Thanks for coming by!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That is one of the most fabulous thanksgiving cards I've ever seen, I love the colors and how the leaf complement with the card stock. i totally love it! My warmest Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family. Have a great holiday!


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