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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Color Me Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving time, I like to give friends and loved ones a card expressing specific reasons I am thankful for them.  That can mean I need a lot of cards, so I try to get a bunch done ahead, just like I do for Christmas.  The Color Me paper that I talked about yesterday was a great choice for making some Thanksgiving cards.  This is the third of 6 cards I made from the one sheet (and most of them are decorated inside as well, though I didn't take pictures of the insides). 

One of the things that is WONDERFUL about the Color Me paper is that by using my ink pad to color the paper, I KNOW that the colors will match when I use my ink pad for things like coloring the corner treatments or stamping.  In this case, I used my Venetian corner punch from EK Success, and then used the stamp pad to color the punched area green.  I used a spellbinder's die for the sentiment.  This time after I embossed with it, I left the die in place while I applied some shading around the edge with the ink pad. Then stamped the sentiment. (The stamp is from a set that I find really handy.  It is called "Melissa Frances Crystal Clear Stamps" and has sayings for various occasions throughout the year.)

1 comment:

Karenliz said...

Beautiful Card, Cheryl. I have those papers too and I haven't used them yet! You have given me some inspiration!