Acorny Thankful Card

Posted by on November 13, 2016 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach

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I used this week’s Color Combination of Delightful Dijon, Always Artichoke and Tangerine Tango in another Fall card design that could be used for Thanksgiving, Thank You or Friendship.  I couldn’t resist pulling out my Acorn Builder Punch along with the Acorny Thank You Stamp Set to embellish the card.

Last year’s Delightful Dijon Envelope Paper Woodgrain Pattern was used for the Envelope and the background.  This year’s 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper patterns are different, but might work better.  They all have more Delightful Dijon than Whisper White in their designs.  You could stamp the background layer with the Hardwood Stamp or with random oak trees from the Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set and the Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad.

The sentiment should be stamped on Whisper White Card Stock with the Always Artichoke Pad so it would show up.  You will need to fussy cut the banner image with Paper Snips, since there isn’t a Framelits™ or Thinlits™ Die or a Punch that coordinates with the shape.

Then punch the acorn caps from Always Artichoke Card Stock.  I colored the acorn caps with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, but the Gold would work as well.  Try it out on a scrap first so see which you like better.  Your substitutes should look great!

I used SNAIL Adhesive to adhere the acorn caps because it allows you to gently remove and replace if you need to correct the alignment.  Stampin’ Dimensionals lifted the acorns off the card front and the sentiment off the acorn.  Since I wrapped the Gold Glitter Ribbon (also retired last Holiday Catalog) around the whole card front and tied it in a bow, I attached the completed layer to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well.

By the way, Gold is a Neutral, as I discussed in my article “Gold: Is It a Neutral Color?” some months ago.  This means it makes no changes to the Analogous Color SchemeYou also may be able to find the Gold Glitter Ribbon and the previous year’s 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack.

In addition to Thanksgiving, Thank You or Friendship themed cards and pages, this combination can also be used for Party, Birthday, Get Well and Hello or Just Because themes.

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