Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I know that I have a lot to be thankful for this year. My kids, my wonderfully supportive husband, family and great friends to name just a few. Every day I remind myself not to complain because I don't have anything to complain about when I hear and see what others around me are going through. Today I am with family and friends enjoying good company and good food, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, relax and enjoy it because Friday starts the mad rush to Christmas!
This week's Dream Scheme Thursday, sponsored by Dreamweaver Stencils, has a "Thanksgiving Day" theme (no big surprise there!). Here is the card I sent to family and friends this year:


Luckily, I still had a couple of jars of Dreamweaver Matte Orange Embossing Paste left in my stash, but even if you don't, it is simple to mix the yellow and a little red embossing paste to make a lovely shade of orange. The stencil is LJ832 Cornucopia from Dreamweaver Stencils.  To create the pasted image, use removable tape to tape the stencil to cream colored cardstock, then use the new paste spreader (LM2010) to apply the orange paste. Remove and clean the stencil. Let the paste dry for about 10 minutes before using a small, soft brush to apply Metallic FX powders to parts of the design.They give a little shimmer to the image and just a soft touch of color to set off the pumpkins. The cornucopia is layered on two pieces of kraft cardstock that were sprayed with Memories Mist Iridescent Spray (MM28) to give it a matching shimmer. Layer the image onto an orange cardstock embellished with some green ribbon, attach it all to a 5" x 7" base card that has a nice saying stamped inside and it's complete!
If you love working with stencils too, or have always wanted to work more with them, think about joining our Dreamweaver Stencils design team. It is challenging and fun, and you get to work with all the great Dreamweaver products! If you'd like to know the details about joining our team click HERE. It is a wonderful, supportive group who love sharing ideas with whoever will listen! Good luck.
I hope you have time to hop over to the DREAM it UP! blog for more inspiration, then on to all the other designer's blogs too.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Louise

9 comments:

Wendy said...

This is a beautiful card Louise!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Marijane said...

Lovely card, Louise... I'm sure your friends and family loved getting it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and THANK YOU for sharing so many great ideas and techniques with us!

sommrstamping said...

Louise this is such a pretty card. I love this technique. Happy Thanksgiving !

Kristi said...

I LOVE the orange paste and would like any that anyone has!!! Great card and yes, we used the same stencil, but this is one of my Faves after the PEAR!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful colors in your cornucopia, Louise. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Say "hi" to your daughter for me!

Deborah March said...

Such BEAUTIFUL colours! Lovely card Louise.

Lee Kellogg said...

What a charming card -- nicely done!

Laura Drahozal said...

I really like the way that you colored this one, Louise! You simplified the color scheme, which always seems to be the hardest part for me--simplifying! Good job!

SherylH said...

Very pretty -- I really like the extra glimmer you get with the Metallic Fx.