Friday, November 21, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #74: Giving Thanks


Our challenge was to give thanks this week for the Blogger's Challenge. I have seen many cards done with this style and hope I have found my own version of it. First, punch a circle out of a post-it and adhere it to the top of glossy cardstock. You can either use a brayer or like I did, use sponges to add your background sunset. I went with Earth Elements colors: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, and Really Rust. Remove the post-it and stamp as you wish.

The grass silhouette stamp is from Inspired by Nature and the Thank you phrase from Upsy Daisy. I smeared my saying when I stamped it directly onto the glossy cardstock. So, a little un planned touch of an oval punch was added...I liked it! I finished it off with some More Mustard ribbon.

Thanks for looking and see what the other girls are doing for their "thankful" cards this week!

21 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

Beautiful! Love the soft effect of the BG....reminds me of a sunrise! {SMILES}

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty card and love that background.

MJ said...

Lovely, such a peaceful card.

Chrissy D said...

Lisa, what a lovely card! Love the soft colors and your design is perfect too! Beautiful card! Happy Thanksgiving!

Connie said...

Your card is wonderful! I love that stamp...Great job.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Lisa - this is awesome. Love how you used an image, not typical for Thanksgiving, but it conveys the sentiment so very well. Fantasic job.

Lisa said...

I love the quiet softness of this card!

Robin Merriman said...

I love it Lisa. It's simple and elegant. Great job!

Patti Chesky said...

What a pretty card!! I love that grass image stamp. It's so perfect for the technique you used!!

Rachel Hope said...

Very serene...lovely card

Kristen said...

Simply beautiful!

Kerry D-C said...

ooooh...aaaaah! this is striking! fab job!

Sheryl said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! Love the background!

Regina Cornelius said...

very pretty....serene! thanks for sharing!

Jeannette Swain said...

LOVE this! Very serene. Really provokes thoughtfulness and thankfulness.

Ida P. Krause said...

Love the serene feel of this card. The silhouette stamp looks beautiful with your background.

Lori said...

Love your brayered background, Lisa! This is so pretty and peaceful looking.

Marcia P said...

Lisa,I love the soft look of this card, you have captured that sunset perfectly.

:) Marcia

StampingSelene said...

This is gorgeous! The pretty soft background really is striking. Simple and beautiful! Great Job!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Lisa - love the softness of your brayered background!

Tangii said...

BEautiful card! I love the softness of the images and colors! Great job!