Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Variation on a Theme - Thanksgiving Style

Once again I decided to make three cards using the same theme but a different medium for each.For Thanksgiving I liked the idea of wheat shafts - something to do with bread and food and being thankful I guess or just maybe my catholic upbringing. I wanted to keep each card simple and clean. 

Card #1:
This card was made using an Inkadinkado image stamped in brown ink from Staz-on on a burlap patterned paper from K&Company/EK Success. The card was edged with the same brown ink. I added a simple tag (also edged with brown ink) for the computer generated text. To finish the card of I added some black brads from Making Memories in the corners.

Card #2:
This card was made using a 3D sticker from Jolees' Boutique/EK Success mounted on two strips of solid color paper (the colors were chosen to reflect the sticker colors) embossed with a Swiss dot pattern from Darice. The tag is made using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix tattered banner dies and again holds a computer generated text.

Card #3:
The final card was made using the Spellbinders Cattail die (to me they look like shafts of wheat) that was mounted over a circle punch on a panel die cut with the Sizzix parchment die (retired but one of my favorites). The cattail die cut was colored using brown ink. The background paper is a lightly mottled paper from K&Company/EK Success and also edged with brown ink. Again the text is computer generated.

These are simple cards and even though the die cut is supposed to represent cattails, when you use your imagination you can do anything!