Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gratitude and Thanks

Time to Play at PPA. Todays PPA challenge is a theme: Gratitude and Thanks. 'Tis the season of thankfulness and I thank God every day for all my many blessings.

I started this card with a new set I rec'd at Fall Fest, Wandering Words, from the Holiday Mini. The words that are wondering through the breeze all function to describe gratitude, so this was the perfect set to start my card.

Using SU Markers, Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry, I colored directly onto my stamp. A huff of breath to remoisten the ink and then stamped onto Very Vanilla

Ran my image through the Big Shot with the Top Note Die (with my image toward the top of the die). Then ran Crushed Curry through with the Top Note too.

Took my Crushed Curry Top Note and ran it through the Big Shot again with my 'swirly/breezy' Background Texturz Plate.

Distressed my entire top note using Soft Suede ink and my dauber in light circular motions to add some color. Edges were given a darker distressed look.

Added the Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon (where are the dots you ask? Reversible ribbon, such versatility!!) to hide my seam and matted onto a Soft Suede standard card base.

Using my Large Oval Punch with Dusty Durango, I kreated my pumpkin with 5 ovals. The Boho Blossom Punch and some Old Olive scrap kreated my leaves. And with a snippet of scrap and my Paper Snips(scissors), I kreated my stem.

Since my Snips were out, I inked up the leaf from the Autumn Days set in the same ink color as paper and stamped out a few Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango and Rich Razzleberry leaves. Snipped them out and placed them around my card with glue dots. I'm still not sure this was the best idea? Too busy?? Anywho...

I'm thankful that you dropped by to see my kreation :) for it would be no fun without YOU :)

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Tiffany said...

Beautiful Kim! I love all your scattered leaves blowing in the wind. Nice job!!

Ann Schach said...

This is so pretty, Kim! I love the colored leaves! Excellent as usual!

Martha said...

It's Beautiful. Your shading is perfect for this card. Love it!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Awesome use of the top note!

I love your little pumpkin. The more I look at this card, the more I like it!

Great job.

Patti MacLeith said...

The leaves and the pumpkin are my favs on this cute card!

....Linda.... said...

Beautiful fall creation - love the swirly leaves and the swirly embossed pattern to go with it!

Melissa said...

This is beautiful from head to toe! I love the pumpkin, all the details, the top note, everything! Kim strikes again!

nelia said...

Pretty. Pretty. Pretty. I'm so glad I ordered this set. Looks gorgeous!

Mary Fish said...

Really nice. Love the paper snipped leaves. Gorgeous fall colors. Hugs, M

Carrie said...

Kim, I love the colors you chose and that pumpkin looks so great with the sponging.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Kim, I love your card. Love those leaves and that pumpkin, wow!!! Gorgeous color combo too. Hugs,

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love your use of the top note die and those leaves and pumpkins. Great color combo. Fab fall creation!

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

Join us for our next challenge on Thursday, October 8, 2009.