Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hello lovelies!
Today I am playing along with 2 of my favorite challenges!
I know, I don't play challenges anymore, but these 2 inspired me!

This beautiful inspirational board is from the Pin-Sights Challenge over at Ellen Hutson.
I am in LOVE with all these gorgeous fall colors! But my favorite is the pumpkins!

And then here is the Mixed Media Card Challenge with a Thanksgiving theme!

Here is what I came up with...;-)

I really love the green and orange on those pumpkins in the Pin-Sights Photo, so that is exactly what I made;-)
I die cut 4 Thanks sentiments from white and adhered them on white panel. I then applied some embossing paste over the Stencil.

I started with water coloring orange and green on a piece of watercolor paper, die cut these gorgeous gourds from the orange and green. Then I removed those little pieces inside of them and placed the green pieces in the orange gourds just like the photo!
"Happy Thanksgiving" was heat embossed with copper, cut into 3 pieces randomly, then popped on over my beautiful pumpkin. 

To repeat the gorgeous warm copper, I added a little snippet of copper thread and several copper sequins. I just love how this card turned out!

{my notes}

Stamp: Alphabet (SU!)
Paper: Bright White (Neenah), Watercolor Paper
Ink: Gumball Green, Tangelo Twist Reinkers (SU!), Versamark
Accessory: Metallic Copper Thread, Washi Tape (SU!), 4mm Copper Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tool: Thanks Die (STAMPlorations), Gourd-jus Die (Ellen Hutson), Embossing Paste (Ranger), Splatter Stencil (Tim Holtz), Heat Tool, Copper Emboss Powder (SU!)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
If you're in the US, Happy Thanksgiving! 


  1. Naki, what a wonderful card! Absolutely love your colored gourds! Your card is amazing!!!

  2. So very pretty. I just created a similar looking BG with a completely different technique - you can see it at the STAMPlorations Giving Thanks blog hop. I love those EH gourds and they look so pretty watercolored. Thanks for hooking your beautiful creation up at the MMCC this month, Naki.

  3. beautiful card! really like the mixed media look of the pumpkins in combination with the CAS background! Thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

  4. Fabulous card! I love the embossing paste background and the fun green and orange pumpkins!
    Thanks so much for sharing at the MMCC.