Give Thanks

Papertrey Ink: Blog Hop

October 25, 2018

Good Morning!! I hope you all are having a Wonderful day!! Today is a fun day at Papertrey Ink, it is their monthly Blog Hop. There are always so many great projects shared and lots of inspiration to be found. Stop by and have a look, you won't be disappointed!!
Here is my card for today:


Here is the Inspiration photo:


I began my card by focusing on the chalkboard. To be honest, I struggled with this and made lots of card fronts that ended up in the trash. Even on my finished card I wasn't completely happy with my embossing. My embossing wasn't clean, or if it was the chalk board "look" became messy.  I watched numerous videos, I even went and bought new embossing powder- definitely a technique I need to practice. 
I started my card by cutting a piece of black cardstock with the Scallop Stackers Die. Then, I used my misti and stamped my images (sentiment from New Every Morning and branches from Autumn Pumpkins) with Versamark ink and embossed them with white embossing powder. Next, I used PTI: Fresh Snow ink and off set my stamping a little bit to give a shadow and help it look more realistic. Then, I took the Fresh Snow ink and smeared it around the edges and my sentiment to give the look of chalk dust. Finally, I took a white colored pencil and a ruler and outlined my center rectangle.


Once I had my chalkboard complete I used the outer edge of the stacker die and cut it from Ocean Tides cardstock. I mounted my two front panels together and attached them to a piece of Americana cardstock cut a little smaller than an A2 card. Next, I began my stamping... I used lots of sets for this part. The wheat is from the Give Thanks stamp set, the leaves and acorn are from the Autumn Acorns set, and the pumpkin is from the Autumn Pumpkins stamp set. Finally, I attached my stamped images to the bottom of my card front and attached everything to an A2 Kraft card base.


I will also be linking my card up to the Time Out Challenge today.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I can't wait to see what everyone create...

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink- Give Thanks, Autumn Pumpkins, New Every Morning, Autumn Acorns
Dies: PTI- Coordinating dies for stamp sets, Scallop Stackers Medium
Paper: PTI Cardstock
Ink: PTI
Other: White Embossing Powder, White Colored Pencil

Enjoy your day,
Dana


32 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful card Dana! You really took the whole chalkboard to a new level...absolutely GORGEOUS and I love the sentiment! :0)

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    1. Thank you so much Marcia!! I appreciate your kind comment!! Enjoy your day!

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  2. This is fabulous! I love everything about your card!

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    1. You are so sweet Karen!! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda!! I appreciate your kind comment!!

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  4. Beautiful chalkboard card! Love the colors!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!! I hope you are having a Wonderful day!!

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  5. This is beautiful, I love how you did the chalkboard!

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    1. Thank you Nancy!! I appreciate your kind comment!!

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  6. I love the chalkboard background....absolutely perfect! Your pretty little pumpkin and leaves set it off nicely. Beautiful card!

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    1. You are so sweet Sharyn!! I appreciate you takin the time to leave a comment!!

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  8. gorgeous card... love how you chose to highlight the fun chalkboard from the inspiration photo!

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    1. Thank you Rosemary!! I hope you are having a Wonderful day!!

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  9. Awesome card, Dana! I love your chalkboard style card, with the autumn pumpkins. Perfect take on this challenge! And thanks for the kind comment on my cards. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much Kathryn!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!! Take care.

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  10. A lovely verse on your blackboard - love the scallop framing and pretty row of fall images!

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    1. Thank you so much Julia!! I truly appreciate your kind comment!!

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  11. All your effort really paid off with this beautiful card!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I was about to give up... I hope you had a Wonderful day!!

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  12. Your efforts were definitely worth it, Dana, as I love your results. Those Stacker dies really add nice layers. Hope they are back in stock soon! Great Fall colors also.

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    1. You are so kind Kathy!! I appreciate your comment!! Have a Wonderful weekend!!

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  13. Dana, your card is absolutely beautiful. The events are perfection together.

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    1. Thank you so much Jill!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!!

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  14. Dana - I love everything about this card - the colors, layout and most of all the "chalkboard" effect you created! It all came together perfectly!

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    1. Thank you so very much!! I appreciate you taking the time to leave such a kind comment!!

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  15. The chalkboard look is a wonderful design and works so perfectly with your Autumn themed images. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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    1. Thank you so much Jill!! I appreciate your kind comment!! Enjoy your day!!

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