Friday, September 16, 2011

SVG: Turkey & Thanksgiving Card

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Today I am the featured designer and I created this card
using a sketch from the Card A Day Blog.
I also created the cute turkey diecut element,
and I will be sharing the SVG file with you below.

Card details:
I wanted a large card so I took a piece of 8.5" x 11" white cardstock and folded it in half.  I then found two pieces of designer paper that had a nice autumn feel to them:  "Pin Stripes" from Rita Marie & Co. and "Lost & Found " from My Mind's Eye.  Where the two pieces met, I added a punched border (Martha Stewart) made out of a scrap of coordinating green paper.  Above that I glued a wide piece of beige ribbon and a narrow piece of green ribbon.  Next I created the turkey.  I used all scrap pieces...which is one of the best features of Sure Cuts A Lot, the program that uses SVGs and allows my Cricut to cut them.  Here is how I laid out my papers and with one pass, they all cut.  Very quick!
Next I glued the bottom and the top layers (turkey body) together.  I got out my Lumin Arte pots and spritzed them lightly with water.  Then using a paint brush, I colored in each feather and the turkeys body.
I used these colors on the feathers:  Wintermint, Tanzanite, Mandarin Blush, Northern Lights & Plumeria.  The body was painted with Terracotta Rose.  The Lumin Arte's gave a beautiful shimmer to the paper but they were a little bright for the papers I had choosen. thing was to take Vintage Photo Distress Ink and go over everything
Once everything was dry, I glued the beak and waddle on.  I used foam tape to add the turkey to the card.  The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of the same scrap I used for the punched border with Coffee Archival Ink.  I matted it with a piece of brown scrap and adhered to the card.  Finally I went over the entire card shading with Vintage Photo DI.  The turkey's eye and the dots on the punched border are Vintage Photo Distress Stickles.
The free file has expired.
The turkey SVG can now be found at
I've entered this card into the following Challenges:
(All Things Bright & Beautiful)


Paper Squirrel said...

Oh, he's so cute! Great card and great SVG file...thanks!

Sleepy Stamper said...

I love this cute turkey! The edge punch looks great with this image! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!


Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

Shelley Flores said...

Stunning! Love it! Thanks so much for the svg file too!

chart59 said...

I liked the stained glass look. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Campbell said...

Oh he is a such a cute turkey. I'll have to look into the distress stickles didn't know about those. The card shows off the fall colors well and you did a great job following the sketch. TFS

Creative Genie said...

Adorable turkey on a great card. Love your use of the ribbons and border punch--gives it just the right touch. TFS, and thanks for the SVG file.

Trisha said...

Lovely card, and cute simple turkey. Thank you for sharing the file.

Unknown said...

WOW! Lovely card!! I like how you explained your process. Super cool! Thanks for sharing.


Lisa R. said...

Fabulous turkey card! Thanks for the svg!

Lesley said...

Great card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

mommyof5kidz said...

Love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Jeanne Streiff said...

What a fun turkey! Thanks for playing the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!