Welcome to the North Carolina Demo Blog Hop! I am thankful that you are here. You might have just come from Tamra's blog. Great ideas, right!
Of course, we turn to thankful thoughts as we get closer to Thanksgiving. Yes, I said Thanksgiving. Did you know that a thankful person is a happier person? Think about how you feel when someone tells you thank you or that they are thankful to have you as a friend. I challenge you to do just that. Send them a card! That's why you make them, isn't it? Here is my card for today.
Stampin' Up! is bringing out their brand new Blends. They will be available on November 1st! Blends are alcohol markers that color beautifully. I used them on my card for today. It was so much fun to color!
Start with a card base of Calypso Coral measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
The Whisper White layer measures 4 x 5 1/4. Stamp using Smoky Slate and the Sheet Music Background stamp. Yes, we do have that lovely Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, but it's Christmas. You might not want Jingle Bells on your thankful card. This background stamp is beautiful.
For the Blends, you need to stamp using the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad. This ink will not run when alcohol is added. Stamp the leaves from Remarkable You near the bottom left of the card. Color these using the Light Old Olive and the Dark Old Olive pens. Play with it. You might even try some on scrap card stock first. Some say to use the dark pen and then light. Some say to color the whole image with the light color, add dark where you want it, and then blend again with the light. Have fun with it! The music might blend in with the leaf color or it might show through a little. Either or both is great!
Stamp the flower and the leaves on Thick Whisper White. Color the leaves again just as you did earlier. Color in the flower using the Light Calypso Coral and the Dark Calypso Coral. I left the tips of the flower white. I also used the Color Lifter to lighten a few areas on the flower.
Cut out the flower and glue to the card. I cut down each side of the largest petal in the center and put dimensionals under that petal for interest.
Some of the individual leaves were cut out and added on top of the leaves already stamped on the card. Glue dot the end near the stem and put a mini dimensional near the top of the leaf. Do this for several of the leaves. I did not do it for all of the leaves. I did add a couple leaves coming out behind the flower.
Add a bow of the Gingham Smoky Slate ribbon. That ribbon just makes the card.
The sentiment is from Remarkable You. It's stamped in Calypso Coral on a 1/2 inch strip. The beginning of the sentiment is cut off. Notch the end. I did put a glue dot on the left and and a dimensional on the right.
Here is the inside of the card. It's just as pretty as the outside, isn't it! Stamp the 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White layer with the Sheet Music Background stamp in Smoky Slate. Stamp the leaves with Memento ink and color with the Old Olive Blends just as on the front. The sentiment is from Count My Blessings. Stamp on Whisper White and cut out with the Layering Circles.
You'll be seeing more about the Blends in the days to come. But just note, that they are something you are going to want. You will love them!
Thanks so much for joining our blog hop. Next up is Tracie. You will love her project today.