Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thanksgiving (Canadian) Card

As today's guest designer over at CARD A DAY BLOG, I'm featuring a Canadian Thanksgiving card.  According to Wikipedia, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving "on the second Monday in October and it is an annual Canadian holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season".  Sounds pretty similar to ours... just earlier.  And as a close neighbor (Michigan) and frequent visitor (when I lived in metro Detroit) to Canada, I felt like I could do this theme justice!  And I can use this as an American Thanksgiving card too.  (I love working ahead--lol!)
The first thing I did was select the digital stamp I wanted to use.  EDIT:  Digital Image from KAREN'S DOODLES (Thanks Charlene!)  I sized it to fit my card and printed it out on white cardstock.  Next I sprayed the ink with fixative so it wouldn't smear when I colored.  I then sat on my deck, enjoyed the weather and colored used the GAMSOL TECHNIQUE.
The drawing was matted (Kaiser Craft "Super Hero/Villian").  Strips of scrap paper were used as accents.  The brown paper was embossed, trimmed with deckle scissors and distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I used the distress tool on the edges of the green paper and put Vintage Photo on those edges as well.  The elements were layered onto the base paper (K & Company Tim Coffey Fall Stripe).  The banner (Spellbinders Ribbon Banners) was die cut from ivory cardstock and distressed with Tea Dye DI.  The sentiment (Image Tree "Winter Card Set") was stamped with Tea Dye then added to the card using foam dots.  Final details were a button and two Liquid Pearl (Bisque) dots.

This card is entered into the following Challenges:

13 comments:

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card and the background paper gives it a nice backdrop

Paper Squirrel said...

Gorgeous job on the coloring! Really makes that digi pop.

Penny Duncan said...

What a pretty pretty card!!!!

bonnie32002 said...

Your creation makes me wish that I had a printer at home that worked! Your coloring job is wonderful and is perfectly blended! TFS.

Mynnette said...

This is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is absolutely fabulous and I adore the patterned paper behind! LOVE! :)

SiskiyouSue said...

Your coloring is lov3ly, The colors have that better than real life glow that Autumn sunshine brings.

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and your coloring! So glad you joined us for the embossing challenge at Pattie's Creations this week.

Pattie G said...

This is so nice! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Pat said...

Beautiful card with a lovely image and great colouring. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good Luck.

Pat xx

Laura said...

This is gorgeous... love this image... Laura

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Embossing' Challenge #55!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Charlene said...

Wow...what an incredible job you did with this wonderful image. And...I can solve your mystery of where it came from. I have the exact same image and it's from Karen's Doodles. I just love the colours (paper and otherwise) that you chose. It's so wonderfully bright and vibrant. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Embossing Challenge...good luck and hope to see you join in again ~ Charlene PC DT

Shary said...

Great image and lovely colouring. thanks for playing along with us at CCT.x