Giving Thanks For You

Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday

Color Throwdown

November 3, 2018

Hello Friends! I have had a busy week...we were in San Diego last weekend, left there on Monday and went to Minnesota for a meeting and got home late Thursday night. All fun, but definitely playing a little catch up today. 
I had to give the Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday Painted Brushstrokes Background challenge a try as soon as I got home. Dawn McVey has a wonderful video showing this fun technique and I couldn't wait to get started. I used paint in the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge too.

I began by painting a panel in red, orange and aqua. I used a sponge brush and kept my technique rather simple following Dawn's steps. I let my panel dry and then I began my die cutting. I started by die cutting the Papertrey Ink: Mix & Mat Postal Die from my painted panel and a piece of kraft cardstock. Next, I used the Papertrey Ink: Say It Simple-Giving Thanks die to cut out my sentiment. 

Once everything was cut, I inlaid my sentiments back into my die cut (negative). I took the time to attach the small pieces into each of the letters to give it a finished look. When you do this technique you end up with two finished panels so I used my second panel to create a tag. I think my tag will be perfect tied to a little bag of cookies or a bottle of wine for a hostess gift.
I forgot to take a photo of my painted background before I had die cut my tag...but I am sure you can get the idea.

Here are the colors for the Color Throwdown challenge if you would like to play along too:

Such a fun technique and definitely one I will be using again. I will be stopping by the craft store to get a few bottles of paint in Christmas colors for next time.

Dies: Papertrey Ink- Mix & Mat Postal, Say It Simply Giving Thanks
Other: Craft Paint

Enjoy your weekend,


  1. What a pretty card--and tag, too! Looks like a fun technique to try. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

    1. Thank you so much Lori!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. great take on the challenge.. awesome card and tag..

    1. Thank you so much Annette!! I hope you are having a Wonderful day!!

  3. So cool!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

    1. Thank You So Much Broni!! I appreciate your kind comment!! Enjoy your day!


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