14 November 2016

Warm Wishes

Thanksgiving is filled with warm wishes for our family and friends.


Can You Case It: Colours - Orange, Yellow, and Kraft
Impression Obsession: Thanksgiving Wishes
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving
Crafting in a hotel room with limited supplies brought in luggage


Putting It Together

We're leaving here tomorrow morning really early to return home. I was supposed to be packing up all my things today but.. this idea popped up in my head when I saw the FaceBook reminder for Can You Case It. So, umm.. I didn't make much of a mess and I have been keeping my supplies mostly packed as I create in this oh so small space in the hotel and I don't have a lot of stuff with me, too. This is the last card I can create while in Missouri on this trip.

I started with a scrap of watercolour cardstock and 6 colours of Distress Ink minis smushed on to my plastic work sheet.

I liberally sprayed the ink with the mini Mister.

I laid the watercolour card stock in the wet ink and pressed it into the ink. When I picked it up, I dabbed the few uncoloured areas into the ink left on the work surface. Then I sprinkled on some copper Perfect Pearls and brushed it in to give some random bits of coppery sparkle.

Since I don't have a heat tool with me, I used the heat of my laptop's power adapter to dry the panel. I'm starting to think that might be a good thing to do at home, too, though the laptop in my workshop is smaller and thus doesn't have as big an adapter. But it is handy for a non-blowing warm spot.

Using the Misti, I stamped a leaf with Carved Pumpkin directly on the kraft card base.

I brushed on bronze Perfect Pearls and burnished it in with a Swiffer cloth. This also wiped away the excess from around the leaf. I like the subtle shine of Perfect Pearls that shows sparkly turned to catch the light.

I masked the first leaf with a Post-It mask I made for a different project and stamped a second leaf in Fossilized Amber and Mustard Seed. To the second leaf I added gold Perfect Pearls. I masked the second leaf and stamped a third in Dried Marigold which I burnished with pearl Perfect Pearls.

I stamped the yellow and orange panel with copper "Wishes" and Potter's Clay "Warm. Then I ran the edge along the gold ink pad to give it a finishing touch.

I attached the sentiment panel with foam mounting tape for a little dimension.

Inside the card I stamped a swirl with Mustard Seed and another sentiment with Potter's Clay.


  1. Warm and lovely card. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Thanksgiving Challenge. Gayatri xx

  2. Beautiful Autumn card!!! I never would have thought to use my laptop power adapter! Good thinking! Thanks for playing along with CYCI! ~ Crystal

  3. Beautiful card!! I love how you adapted and used a power adapter!! Very clever!! Thanks for playing with us at CYCI? this week. Char

  4. Beautiful card! :) Fabulous sentiment! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

  5. Lovely card, the leaves are wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra


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