Today’s Thanksgiving card began with the idea of using the Love of Leaves Bundle, and what followed was determined by two challenges.

By Su Mohr for PP and Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love of Leaves Bundle, Love of Leaves Stamp Set, Stitched Leaves Dies, Country Home Stamp Set; #thanksgivingcards #loveofleaves #stitchedleaves #card sketches #cardchallenges #colorcombos #stampinup #leaves #leavesoncards #fallcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Stitched Leaves

 

The card base is Pretty Peacock (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), layered with Blackberry Bliss Cardstock (5 1/4″ X 4 “), and a final layer of Whisper White Cardstock (5 ” X 3 3/4″). Layering this way gives you nice, 1/8″ borders.

Before gluing the layers together, I used the unusual, Stitched Leaves Die, for the background.

 

Next, I stamped the leaves, from the Love of Leaves Stamp Set, in three ink colors: Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and Blackberry Bliss. I used their dies for cutting, as well and adding the stitching. This is really fun to do, and makes this set unique!

 

The one, longer leaf, is used as a resting place for the sentiment from the Country Home Stamp Set, which I stamped in Pretty Peacock Ink. After fussy cutting (hand cutting) “Happy harvest blessings,” I glued it to the top of the leaf. 

When all of the leaves were attached with Dimensionals, I added three sequins for some “glitter.” It’s amazing how the colors of the Woven Threads Sequins blend!

 

Here are the two challenges:

The sketch from Fab Friday.

And, the colors from the Paper Players.

 

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