Monday, November 16, 2015

My Cards and Tags:Giving Thanks Cards Using Stamps from Concord & 9th and Reverse Confetti
Happy Thanksgiving season to you and yours!  The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is celebrating with the theme of Giving Thanks.  A friend of mine has a great Thanksgiving tradition in which she writes thank you notes to her friends expressing her gratitude for them in her life.  I thought this was a brilliant idea, so I made three gratitude cards of my own:

I made the background by smudging Distress Ink on with sponges, then dripping water onto the ink.  I let the water sit and spread for a few minutes, then I soaked the water back up with a paper towel, leaving only the "puddle edges" and white spots behind.

For this card, I used a sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Forever Fall set.  The teal scribbly circles are made with Concord & 9th's Love You Mean It stamp set and the leaves are all cut with Tim Holtz's Tattered Leaves die.  I used various patterned papers for the leaves and this one is from Prima's Garden Fable line.

This card was made with the sentiment portion of the previously-mentioned stamp set from Concord & 9th titled, Love You Mean It.  The patterned paper on the leaf is from Simple Stories' Pumpkin Spice collection and I added a stamped heart.

It was back to Reverse Confetti's Forever Fall set for the sentiment on this last card.  The patterned paper on this leaf is from Prima's Bella Rouge collection.

These were so fun to make and quite easy once I had a vision and then the system down.  To make all of my cards, I used these products that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

There is a lot to be grateful for and I can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's theme.  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp Store.