It's November! (Can you believe it?!) And over at The Perfect Sentiment our challenge this week is to make a Thanksgiving card. Of course, as with all the challenges at The Perfect Sentiment, there is a "twist" to it. This week it is to incorporate brads or eyelets in your Thanksgiving card.
When I made mine, our temps were in the 80's, so it seemed pretty early to be creating this Fall card. But, in the few days since, our nights have been cooling down and we are supposed to get some daytime highs only in the 60's this week. For Southern California, that's getting quite chilly! And looking at the calender and seeing November now, well, my card doesn't seem quite so seasonally inappropriate anymore!
Here is what I came up with in hopes of inspiring you to play along with us:
I hope you can see there is a lot of texture in this card. For starters, I roughed up the edges, and chose felt for the falling leaves. The satin ribbon adds some softness.
This rosette made using Tim Holtz's die was a great way to add texture and dimension for the center of the card. The large brass brad in the center is one of my faves from Stampin' Up!
The other brad I used was for the bird's eye. And as you can see here, the die cut doily in the background also gives some added texture.
I outlined the oval frame with copper Stickels and love how that looks. Then, I added another falling leaf.
After the card was finished, I sprayed it with a lot of Tattered Angel's glimmer mist in their Wheatfields color. I love all the shimmer from it!
I hope this card inspires you to play along with us this week. You have until 10:00EST next Tuesday to link your card up over at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog, using the keywords PSC05 Thanksgiving. (All details can be found on the blog.)
Stacey will be donating this prize to our lucky winner: