Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge: Thanksgiving!

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.)

Our sponsor this week is Stacey from Stacey's Creative Corner. And yes, she's also one of our wonderful design team members from The Perfect Sentiment :-)

Stacey will be donating this prize to our lucky winner:

(Regretfully, if you are a prize winner who lives outside of the United States, we are unable to award you a physical prize. By the time we have to do the customs paperwork and everything associated with sending parcels out of the United States, it always costs more than what the prize is worth in most cases, and this includes Canada, unless you have a Post Office Box in the United States. APO and PPO box addresses are considered US.) If you live outside of the U.S. and you win we will award you with a digital prize that can be sent electronically via email. Thanks for your understanding.

Please be sure to hop on over to check out Stacey's blog and to see her great Thanksgiving card, too!

And for more inspiration, you can see all of The Perfect Sentiments design team's beautiful and inspiring Thanksgiving cards by clicking on their names below:

I am also linking this card up to the following challenges:
The Paper Players -Add a Fall element to your card

Stampin' Sisters In Christ -Use Fall colors in your creation (crimson, orange and gold or similar).

Moxi Fab World -Medallions challenge (Thanks, Rochelle!) :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will be inspired to join in and make your own Thanksgiving card. And if you'd take a moment to leave me a comment, I'd truly appreciate it!

Wishing you many blessings,

Items used to make my Thanksgiving card include:
Card Stock: Stampin' Up! More Mustard; Close To Cocoa
Patterned Paper: K & Company
Ribbon: Michael's Basic Basic satin olive
Felt leaves from Target's dollar bin
Brads: Stampin' Up! large Antique brad on rosette, and vintage brad on bird's eye
Stampin' Up! Oval hand held punches
Stampin' Up! bird and branch punch
Tim Holtz rosette die
Cheery Lynn Designs Doily die
Copper Stickles
Tattered Angels Wheatfields Glimmer Mist


Kimberly J. said...

Awesome card! I love the colors and that rosette is a great focal point! The felt leaf and the copper stickles are a perfect touch!! :)

shaunnaRooskie :) said...

beautiful as always, Sarah! that brad is FANTASTIC!!!!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Beautiful card! I love that rosette and those felt leaves!

Jenn Fontaine said...

So beautiful! You have such a way with texture and shine! Love it!

Samantha said...

your card is amazing, I love all the details you put into it. I am so jealous of your artistic skills.

Unknown said...

Oooo Sarah this is beautiful, so many great layers and textures. I love that splash of glitter and the cute little bird! Your cards are always so pretty. Glad to see you able to make them again.

I hope you're doing well. :)

Parables of a Crafter said...

You've outdone yourself Sarah!! I always enjoy creations which allow me to glance over them repeatedly, each time recognizing another embellishment or technique being used. Simply beautiful!!

Leslie Culver said...

I love the new Tim Holtz die for the florets. I'm using them on some Christmas tags I'll be posting in the next few days.

Jennipher said...

Wonderful work Sarah. Love the felt leaves.

Grace said...

Sarah this is beautiful! I love all the different elements... especially the bird! Love that rosette!!! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Very pretty, Sarah! I love the distressed edges and all of the wonderful details you added. That sparkle around the sentiment looks great! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Ann Schach said...

Stunning, Sarah! So much fabulous texture and so many wonderful details! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Rochelle Sodipo said...

You should link this card up with the Moxie Fab medallions challenge too! Very Autumn-tastic!

Cindy Hall said...

Gorgeous use of textures, colors and elements! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Lesley said...

This is a lovely creation Sarah! Love the distressing and the details on this card! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players!

Katy said...

Love your card!

Nance Leedy said...

A beautiful fall card and perfectly in-season! I love your rosette and the felt leaves add so much texture! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Scrappin Abby said...

Gorgeous card Sarah...love love love all the texture you put on this card...great job : )

Julie Marshall said...

Love the soft colors of this beautiful card. Your rosette is simply amazing. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sarah - it is lovely to see your gorgeous card at SSIC this week! I love all of the texture and your gorgeous details! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Marlena M. said...

Sarah, this is gorgeous! ;)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Sarah! Thanks for linking this up to the Championing Award Medallions Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)