Monday, August 31, 2015

Framed Thanksgiving Using Bisters, Stamps and Dies

Well, it is a busy, busy week as the garden is once again bringing forth goodies so I am trying to keep ahead of the game. Froze beans today and have some tomatoes that need attention as well. And, we enjoyed our first taste of watermelon this past week and there will be more getting ripe as the days go by. So we are being blessed. On that note, I thought I should make a Thanksgiving card. With September looming on the horizon it did indeed seem fitting to make something more for the Autumn season.

I had not played with the Bister water color granules for quite some time and I do love how they make such fantastic backgrounds for the Autumn season, so my first inclination was to make up a few Sunday afternoon. I let them dry overnight except one I had to quick dry with the heat gun so I could begin creating my card.

I cut out a Cheery Lynn Die frame from Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart to lay over that panel. Over that I then placed the panel with the sunflower and sentiment which are from Gina K. Designs Always Autumn set. I colored the sunflower with Aqua Watercolor markers from Spectrum Noir. Before adding it to the die cut panel though I layered it onto the same Cranberry Tart card stock. All of this was then added to my base card of white card stock.

My card design was finished by adding some Ranger Rouge Liquid Pearls on the sunflower panel and adding various Autumn shades of die cut leaves from Cheery Lynn Designs. In the upper corner I added a yellow gingham ribbon which was layered onto some Cranberry Tart card stock. And, I also added some die cut leaves to that.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
B178 Flourish Leaf Strip
FRM113 Large Window A2 Frame Die

I am entering this in the Cheery Lynn Designs blog challenge for this week and also in the Mix It Up Monday challenge at Stamp TV.

Well, that will be my creative item for the week. It is an extra busy time for us besides working with the gardening as I am packing up our suit cases for our travel to attend our daughter's wedding soon. We are really looking forward to that and having a great visit with all of our immediate family who will be in attendance.

Hopefully, you will be having a great week too and thanks so much for stopping in and checking out what I was up to over the weekend.

God bless,


Donna Ellis said...

Your harvest sounds wonderful, Verna! Our summer has been very rainy and humid, so the garden here is a bust. Love the Bisters background with the CL die cut. Great card design! Hopefully you'll get the canning and freezing done a little at a time. XO

Unknown said...

This is GORGEOUS! Your gardens sound amazing!

Ina G said...

Fabulous card Verna. Love that background and perfect with that CL die. Great touch with the leaves and your sunflower is so bright and beautifully coloured.
You certainly are blessed with those wonderful products from your garden.
I know you will have such a wonderful and memorable time at your daughter's wedding. Enjoy!

Barbara said...

This card makes me think of all the wonderful fall mums outside. Just look through your window and your see your flowers. Fabulous card again, love those blisters.

Barbara Bruder said...

Verna, this card is so beautiful!!The colors are so pretty and this card is a perfect fall card.Hope you get all your canning done and have a wonderful time at the wedding.

Luz B said...

Hi Verna, I love your creations, this card is so pretty. Autumn colors are just so pretty. wish i lived in a farm hearing about your harvest. I live in florida and have attempt to start a vegetable garden but have lots of squirrels that eat my vegetables. Anyway thank you for your creations and best wishes to your family in celebrating your daughters wedding.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely Fall card! Your garden sounds amazing!!

Judy Woodland said...

Your card is amazing. Almost as amazing as I imagine your garden to be. Love fresh veggies - you are a lucky gal. And I know how time consuming harvesting and putting up all that produce can be, but also so satisfying. Love your Bister background and all your gorgeous fall colors, well done!

Darnell said...

Your card is really lovely, Verna! The colors are marvelous!! Enjoy all that wonderful garden bounty and have a safe trip to the wedding!! How exciting!! Hugs, Darnell

Allie Gower said...

Gorgeous! I have never used the color granules.
Thanks for joining us in this week's MIUM Challenge!

Peanut said...

Stunning card! Love the bister background.
hugs, Asha

Eva said...

What a lovely Thanksgiving card! Love how you framed it! Thank you for playing along with our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck!

Corina said...

Great background and card! I have never done this type of background but I am going to try it out this week. Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE! Trena said...

Love this card Verna! Your background is fabulous...makes me want to get out my Blisters. You are the one that got me hooked on them. 😊
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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