Hello again my crafty friend! Have you been hopping along with The Rabbit Hole Designs and Term-O-Web for the collaboration hop this week? I’m back with another fun card, this time for Thanksgiving! I was Pinspired to create a die cut pumpkin pie to go along with the hilarious Caffeinated Turkey. I just love the way this one turned out. And check out the shine of the Opal Foil on the whipped cream layer, and the Gold Metallix on the serving plate at the bottom!
For this card, I started by die cutting several circles to create the pie. I covered the largest one with Gold Metallix gel. For the whipped cream layer and the word thankful, I covered a piece of white cardstock with Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive and foiled it with Opal Foil. Then I die cut the word and nested a pair of scalloped circle dies to cut out the whipped cream. To give the pie the look of depth, I actually cut two kraft circles for the pie crust and slightly offset the bottom layer when I glued it all together. After I stamped, embossed, and Copic colored the Caffeinated Turkey, I cut him out with the Coordinating Die. The card front was watercolored, with more paint concentrated at the bottom for an ombre effect, and to give the word a darker background to pop off of. As I was layering the pieces, I felt like the word was getting lost with the busy layers behind it, but I didn’t want to loose the coloring of the turkey’s shorts, so I scanned the word in my Scan N Cut, added a border, then cut it out of vellum. (You can use that trick with any die cut word or shape that doesn’t include a halo die.) Once I glued the layers together, I finished the card with a few orange sequins left over from my Halloween blend that came free in my last order from The Rabbit Hole Designs. A little Diamond Glaze over the sequins, and the turkey’s eye and mug, give this card some extra sparkle.
I don’t send out a lot of Thanksgiving cards, but now that my son has moved to Florida for work, I want to send him a special one. It will be our first Thanksgiving apart. I know, I have to let him grow up, but I was hoping he’d get his first place down the street, not 3000 miles away. 😉 Luckily, he came home to visit for a few days last week. And I’ll see him again in December, so this card will tide us over. Do you send out Thanksgiving cards?
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