Saturday, November 20, 2010

Elegant Thanksgiving Cards

I really enjoy the stamping that I do with my co-workers at lunch. First its just fun to relax in  the middle of the day and have a little "girl talk". Of course I also revel in the comments people make about my cards. But I also appreciate that it really keeps me on my toes to create 2 new cards each week.  Here are 2 cards we've made recently. I'm trying to decide between them which to send as my Thanksgiving card this year.

Stampin'Up! has 2 lovely leaf sets to choose from.  The card on the top was made with a Stamp Set called French Foliage and the card on the bottom was made with a stamp set called Autumn Splendor.  I gold embossed the images and I really think it makes both of these cards look very elegant.  The card on the top used the Bravo Burgandy paper as the background and the one on the bottom has the leaves stamped on Very Vanilla.  For the card on the bottom I also went back and sponged just a little black onto the vanilla piece to "soften" the look,  it seemed too harsh with out the sponging.  The sentiment on the bottom card is from a stamp set called Heard from the Heart.  The sentiment on the top is actually from a retired set. 


Speaking of sets retiring and wishing you'd gotten them when they were available: Autumn Splendor (the set on the right) is in the regular catalog so it will be available at least through June (new catalogs come out in July).  But the set from the top card shown to the left here: French Foliage, is in the current "Mini" Catalog which means its availability is only guaranteed through the life of this little catalog. If you like French Foliage then get it now, because that catalog expires January 3rd.

So, back to Thanksgiving . . . I think I know which card I'd choose, but I'm willing to listen to your ideas.  Leave a comment below to tell me which card you like best.  Leave a comment even if its after thanksgiving - it helps me to know what my customers like.

As always. . .
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Gopi said...

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Rose-Ellen said...

I love the gold embossing on this card. Just beautiful!

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