Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights for November 2018. The theme this month is “thank you,” which is appropriate for those celebrating Thanksgiving, as well as those celebrating Stampin’ Up’s! 30 year anniversary, and thanking our Cofounder, Shelli Gardner. Clicking the “vote” button will take you to the gallery where you can participate by voting for your favorite “thank you” projects.
The theme at Paper Players this week is “give thanks,” so I’m sharing my woodsy, “Thank You” card in their gallery also.
I began by using the Thank You die to cut the words from Gold Foil Paper. I also used dies to cut the bird (Birds & Blooms die set), the wood carvings (Detailed Deer die set), and the tip of a branch (Seasonal Layers die set).
My card could have gone in many directions with the Gold Foil “Thank you,” but it landed on Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I adore the realism of the paper, and this particular sheet is my favorite in the pack. Foam Adhesive Strips were used to raise the wood for extra dimension, as well as tiny pieces of the Foam Adhesive Strips to support “Thank you.” This was all propped up on a Soft Suede card base.
It was only right to use my favorite paper from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, which is the red plaid you see through the square hole. It makes me feel warm and cozy just looking at it. My little bird of Gold Glimmer Paper, perched on the tip of a branch, likes looking at it too.
The three wood carvings at the bottom were the last detail. Doesn’t it look like the work of turn-of the-century furniture makers? The carvings were actually made with three, little, dies from the Detailed Deer die set, and the same Wood Textures DSP.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. If you like my “thank you” card, I’d be honored to have your vote. Being in the Top Ten would enable me to join in a special Blog Hop later this month. Clicking on this button will take you to the gallery where I’m #3.