Welcome back for another amazing challenge from the Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog which just happens to also fall on my birthday : )
This weeks challenge was to create a card with a Thanksgiving sentiment and the twist was to use brads and/or eyelets. Before I get to my card for this weeks challenge I want to give a shout out for my fellow DT member Stacey over at Stacey's Creative Corner. She is sponsoring this weeks giveaway and let me tell you...it's a good one : )
Now what scrapper/papercrafter wouldn't want the chance to win this paper/stickers & punch-outs paper pad from Colorbok. Thanks Stacey for providing such a fantastic prize for some lucky winner : )
Now on to my card for this weeks challenge...
Creating a Thanksgiving themed card really put me in the mood for the holidays & I can't wait until the family gathers for Thanksgiving this year : )
I put some gold Stickles around the edges of some fabric leaves I had in my stash just to give the leaves some bling...which lead to the 5 jewels on the upper right hand side of the card. I used some gold embossing powder to stamp on my sentiment which I put on some brown card stock with distressed edges.
Here's my Tom the Turkey...he has some real feathers I had leftover from some place cards I made for the family Thanksgiving a couple of years ago. I just thought the feathers added a nice touch to the card. Such detail on some of them...gorgeous I think.
I used 3 gold eyelets for my challenge twist and ran some green fiber through them. I actually inked the fiber since it was a brighter green than I wanted on the card. I used some TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the fiber and it turned out exactly as I wanted it to. Yay for Distress Ink!!! I added two more stickled leaves on the bottom and ran a strip of cotton trim on the base of the card. I inked all of the edges on the card and papers~please forgive me as I can't remember the name of the Colorbox ink I used~it's downstairs and I'm too lazy to run down and look...lol besides it's my birthday so I can be lazy right???
Here's the inside of the card....I added another gold eyelet just to continue the theme from the front to the inside.
I stamped a sentiment that to me says it all for not only this time of the year but something we should take with us all year long...Be Grateful. I actually have this written on my calendar so I can see it everyday and I am very grateful for all of the blessings I have in my life.
Now get ready to see some more creative Thanksgiving sentiment cards from my fellow DT members....
Now that you have been totally inspired by checking out the blogs above...head on over to your creative space and start working on your submission for this weeks challenge over at Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog.
You will also find all of the challenge info and guidelines so be sure to read through those details when you get there.
Don't forget to head over to Stacey's Creative Corner and check out her blog
Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post & to see what birthday loot I scored too...lol. Ok ok I am done dropping the hint that today is my birthday...but it is ; )