Sunday, September 10, 2017

Thanksgiving Memories

9/18/2017 Update: Splitcoast Stampers Favorite of the Week (week ending 09/16/2017).
Changing leaves are not something we see in the Phoenix area but having lived in New England and New York, I know they can be very beautiful. I always loved fall and especially Thanksgiving Day with the whole family gathered together. Our family is widespread now and my parents and a brother have passed on but the memories remain.
The leaves were heat embossed with white powder, sponged with various dye ink colors, wiped clean and then fussy cut close along the edges. On a vanilla card base, a panel of tan cardstock was adhered, followed by a panel of wood grain paper. In keeping with the sketch, a panel was die cut and edge-sponged, a ribbon was added for color. This panel was adhered across the card. The large die cut banner was cut from orange vellum and adhered. The leaves were backed with foam tape in varying heights to give the card dimension. The bow was added. The inside was decorated with a copper metallic heat embossed leaf, a leftover from another project.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #419

2. Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #258

3. Crafty Creations #349 (Anything Goes)

4. Happy Little Stampers September Challenge

Techniques: Heat embossing, embossing resist, die cutting, fussy cutting, sponging
Size: A2

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamps: Vintage Leaves
Inks: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
Misc.: Dimensionals (foam tape), EP (white), Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon

Other Materials
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Bo Bunny Felicity Collection (wood grain); WRMK DIY Party Vellum
Die: Lawn Fawn


  1. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. This is so beautiful and reminds me of a typical autumn day! Love those pretty leaves! Thanks for playing along with us at the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge!

  3. What a gorgeous card!! I LOVE the leaves! (Ours are starting to turn here in NY now!)
    Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  4. Those leaves are just beautiful! With the orange ribbon, they certainly take center stage! I don't know how you always come up with such creative ideas, and turn them into such stunning results!

  5. Oh, how pretty! I love your leaves, the sponging and colors are perfect and so is your layering. Pretty background too! :)

  6. Beautiful leaves and a great design! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous holiday card, Melanie. Love the hanging leaves idea. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  8. Lovely autumn leaves.
    Thanks for linking up to HLS Anything Goes with dies this month. :)

  9. Beautiful, love the technique you used on your leaves...and great interpretation of the sketch.