A Kitchen Sink full of Thanksgiving Inspiration!

This Thanksgiving Day card was inspired by a vintage looking card that I found while roaming the web. It can be found here. This turkey reminds me of the lovely Currier & Ives brown plates that my Grandmother would use for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Somehow my card version kept growing and before I knew it, I had used 7 different KSS stamp sets! Electronically cutting out the turkey, ivy, basket of apples, pumpkins, corn, and banner made it a lot easier to stamp individually and then assemble. If I had tried to mask everything … I would still be stamping into New Years!!!

After having my stamped cut out images, I needed to determine where the background images should go. To help visualize this, I used removable adhesive on the stamped cut-outs and lightly placed them down on my card. This way I could see where the trees and hay bale should go first.

Using the MISTI, I placed the last step for the large tree (step #4) and the hay bale (Step #3) on my card over the cutouts. Closed the lid to pick up the stamps, removed the lightly tacked down cutouts and then inked up and stamped. This was the foundation. Next, cutting a quick mask for hay bale, I did the same process for the brush stroke ground (under the apple basket and hay bale) and pine trees (first the larger and the smaller – no mask just overlapped the trees). Lastly, added the sentiment. Then it was just a matter of adding permanent adhesive to the stamped cut out images that would go on top and then add up dots to the ivy, turkey and the banner with the sentiment.

Happy-Turkey

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Please check out the beautiful Sympathy card from Lynn McAuley.

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Hope you and your families wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Top Card – Stamps:  3 Step Turkey Trot, Multi-Step Ivy, Multi-Step Pumpkins, Multi-Step Trees, Multi-Step Snowy Pine Trees, Multi-Step Icy Pond (smaller pine trees)Multi-Step Brush Strokes (behind turkey & under apple basket), and Multi-Step Harvest from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream, and Stardream Bronze from Neenah.Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke (used in cut out banner) from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Ivy Leaves: (Variation 1) Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Morocco, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. (Variation 2) Step #4 – Morroco, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion.
Pine Trees: (From Snowy Pine Tress) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. (From Icy Pond) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Tree: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Hay Bale: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 Toffee Crunch, Step #1 –  Toffee Crunch so 1x.
Turkey: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle + Pearlescent Poppy (Brilliance) on waddle only, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa + Lady Bug on waddle only, Step #1 – Desert Sand.
Ground (behind turkey): #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. 
Pumpkins: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Potter’s Clay so1x & repeat, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Stems: Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand. 
Basket of  Apples: (Basket) Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. (Apples) Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lady Bug, Step #1 – Lady Bug so1x, Repeat.
Corn: (Variation 1) Step #3 – Toffee Crunch, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. (Variation 2) Step #3 – Rich Coca so 1x, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 – Dandelion. Added small dots of darker corn with Spica Pen – Chocolate & Lipstick.
Sentiment: Espresso Truffle and Rich Cocoa.
Embellishments: Banner electronic die cut from Silhouette (ink the edges with Rich Cocoa) and pop up dots.
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Bountiful Harvest Ahead

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I have 2 Thanksgiving cards to share with you today.  One using 3 Step Autumn Squirrel and the other using 3 Step Turkey Trot and Multi Step Harvest for a more traditional “Tom Turkey” card.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Please check out the colorful Thanksgiving card from Lynn McAuley.

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Top Card – Stamps:  3 Step Autumn Squirrel, Multi Step Brush Strokes, and Multi Step Harvest (sentiment) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Environment Desert Storm (Kraft), Classic Crest Classic Cream, and Stardream Cappuccino from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Squirrel: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Desert Sand.
Ground: #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. 
Acorns: (Variation 1) Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. (Variation 2) Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch. (Variation 3) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Desert Sand. (Variation 4) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Cantoloupe. (Variation 5) Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Cantoloupe.
Sentiment: (from Multi Step Harvest) Toffee Crunch and VresaMark w/ Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder from Ranger.
Embellishments: Scalloped Scissors – “Clouds” from Fiskars. Cappuccino Baker’s Twine from The Twinery. Highlights on acorns – Clear Star pen by Sakura.
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Bottom Square Card – Stamps:  Multi Step Harvest and 3 Step Turkey Trot from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Environment Desert Storm (Kraft), Classic Crest Classic Cream, and Stardream Bronze from Neenah. Chocolate Chip from SU! and  Mini Deck pattern paper – Wanted by Cosmo Cricket.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Basket of  Pumpkins: (Basket) Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. (Pumpkins) Step #3 – Morocco, Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Tangelo so1x, Repeat.
Basket of  Apples: (Basket) Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. (Apples) Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lady Bug, Step #1 – Lady Bug so1x, Repeat.
Turkey: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle + Pearlescent Poppy (Brilliance) on waddle only, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa + Lady Bug on waddle only, Step #1 – Desert Sand.
Sentiment: Espresso Truffle.
Embellishments: Classic Square – Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Highlights on the sentiment – Clear Star pen by Sakura.

Substitute for Autumn Leaves

With the cooler weather, I am missing the leaves changing color. We have only Pine and Oak trees, so no color changing at our house. But that won’t stop me from changing the colors of leaves while stamping! To simulate clusters of red, orange, and yellow maple leaves, I used Multi-Step Ivy. I think it works … or does it look like poison ivy?

Tell me what you think?

Happy-Thanksgiving

 

Please check out the beautiful Christmas card from Lynn McAuley.

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Stamps:  Multi Step Ivy, Multi Step Pumpkins, and 3 Step Turkey Trot from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream and Stardream Cappuccino from Neenah. Chocolate Chip from SU!.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Large Pumpkin: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay 2x’s, Step #4 – Potter’s Clay, Step #3 – Morocco, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. Stem: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.
Smaller Pumpkins: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Morocco, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Cantaloupe so 1x, repeat. Stems: Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch.
Ivy Leaves: (Variation 1) Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Morocco, Step #1 – Tangelo. (Variation 2) Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Morocco, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. (Variation 3) Step #4 – Morroco, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion.
Sentiment: (from 3 Step Turkey Trot) Rich Cocoa.
Embellishments: Copper metallic cord from SU!.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishes for a wonderful day surrounded by ….

family & friends • fabulous food • football

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Stamps:  Multi Step Classic Old Truck , Multi Step Pumpkins and Multi Step Harvest from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White and Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Paper Mini Deck –  Nostalgia from Core’dinations. Very Vanilla and Always Artichoke from SU! 
Inks: (all Memento Inks – unless noted) TRUCK: (BASE) Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so1x, repeat. (BODY) Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Potter’s Clay, Step #1 – Morocco, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle.  PUMPKIN: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Peanut Brittle, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Cantaloupe so 1x + Dandelion. (Stem) Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. CORN: see Multi Step Harvest Color RecipeSENTIMENT: – Peanut Brittle and Rich Cocoa. White cardstock distressed with Toffee Crunch.
Embellishments: Banner and Framed Leaf Bkgd from Silhouette Digital DieCut.