Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving Dinner, Stella-Style

Hello there, lovely blog folk! I have a humorous card to share with you today, I made it for a loved one who is hosting a big Thanksgiving Day dinner. I am hoping it gives her a good-natured chuckle!

For this card, I cut a 5x7 A7 Kraft card base and then pulled out my Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving papers, making this another scrap/snippets card. Which I guess is good, because what else am I saving the scraps for? Seriously, except for cutting into card stock for bases and mats, how long do you think you could go without cutting into a whole sheet of card or patterned paper and use only scraps? Myself, I'm thinking a full year at least, maybe two. Perhaps I should continue using scraps and see how long I can go? How much you wanna bet some of those scraps will get thrown away? LOL Either way is a win.

Paper: Bazzill Kraft and SU card stocks, Springhill index stock, various paper brands in my Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving papers
Stamps: Bugaboo digis Stella - Calendar Thanksgiving and Stella  -Turkey, Avery Elle, Wordsworth, My Favorite Things, Inkadinkado, Flourishes, EK Success
Inks: ProMarkers, Memento, VersaFine Clair
Dies/Punches: Avery Elle and Spellbinders dies, Marvy maple leaf punch
Stash/Other: Sakura metallic glitter gel pen, Viva Decor Pearl Pens, Nuvo Drops, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pens and Crafters Companion Sparkle Pens, sheer retro circle patterned ribbon, embossing powder

I chose a Split Coast Stampers sketch from September that I have used once before. I resized it to 5x7 A7 in PSE, and then I opened my digi of Stella and sized it by layering it onto the sketch and then hiding the sketch layer. That might not be the official way to do it, but that's the way I size my images to print out. I like having a life size ( true to scale) paper copy of my sketch on my table while I create the card, too. So I print the sketch as well, unless I am not following the measurements, then displaying the sketch on my screen is fine.

The Bugaboo digi shows Stella cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I colored Stella with my ProMarkers and added some dimensional dots with my Viva Decor Pearl Pens and Nuvo Drops. I die cut the printed digi with the largest Spellbinders Art Deco Astoria Labels Nestie. I also cut another out of grey green card stock and stacked them. I stamped "let us give" at the bottom of the digi and fussy cut the bottom. I die cut the THANKS twice, one in the grey green and one in white index stock and inlaid the white letters in the grey green die cut. After adding my paper layers, image and sentiment, I added my sheer ribbon which was adhered to coordinated paper adhered to index stock (this allowed me to wrap the ribbon around to the back of the strip and then tape the strip down). I added a glitter gold enamel dot and a punched maple leaf that was in my papers, adding dimensional dots to it as well.

Here's the inside of the card. I colored my other Bugaboo Stella digi with sentiment and then added my own stamping to the bottom. The sentiment is pretty snarky and I played it up with some hand-stamped and colored cocktail-loving turkeys to illustrate the snark. I brushed some yellow Wink of Stella around the free form cut edge and some clear Wink of Stella at random.  On the right hand side, sincere and serious sentiments of thanks for all her efforts and generosity. I began with a received card front from years ago that said Happy Thanksgiving in a gold embossed font. Above that I stamped more sentiments with VersaMark and heat embossed them with detail gold powder.  I brushed a border of glittery purple with a Sparkle Pen.

For the back of my card, I took another punched maple leaf and stamped my siggie on the backside of it. There was a snippet of gold mirror card on my desk so I combined it with a few snippets leftover from the front on top of more patterned paper. I really dig the background paper I used, I have several sheets of it, but I'm not sure what it is illustrating. At first I thought it reminded me of a windy day. I think it would look good with die cut / punched leaves arranged on it, but what are the circles? I finally decided it was an abstract rendering of pumpkins on the vine. Leaves go with that, too. Works for me!

Here's a close-up of the shine coming off the card. I heat-embossed the stamped part, the retro-mod circles are painted on and the ribbon sheer has some glitter in it, plus I also put some dimensional dots down in the circle centers.

And a final look. Gosh I love the way the "let us give THANKS" looks. This Avery Elle stamp and dies set called Fill In The Blanks was retired awhile ago. I've had it a long time and have only used the same Thanks die once. The set can be used with a number of occasions/holidays so I hope I will use it more.

1.   Split Coast Stampers Sketch SC766 -- sketch is shown above
2.   ArtsyStamper Digitals Challenge #4: Give Thanks
3.   Bugaboo November Bingo Challenge  -- I chose the left hand column: Sentiment / Yellow / Ribbon:
4.   Stamplorations November Theme  & Photo Prompt Challenge: Stamps & Circles -- I chose to play the Theme, I've used stamps and circles:
5.   Beccy's Place Nov. Month of Holiday Cards Challenge Day 1 A for Apron -- Stella is wearing an apron while she cooks dinner for Thanksgiving Holiday  

6.   Cut It Up Challenge #187: Die Cut + Celebrate Fall, the season or any festivity -- my card celebrates Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 and I have used 3 die cuts on the front.
7.   Time Out Challenge #149: Celebrations Theme + Opt. Twist One Layer --  I did not play the twist. My card celebrates Thanksgiving Dinner
8.   Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge #153: Thanksgiving / Thank You / Gratitude
9.   Passion for ProMarkers Week 520: Sparkle & Shine -- Details in post
10.  613 Avenue Create Challenge #227: AG + Opt. Scrap Your Stash -- I've played the option.
11.  Colour Crazy Challenge Wk 45: Ag with Colouring - ProMarkers
12.  Paper Babe Stamps Challenge #106: AG
13.  Di's Digi Design Challenge: Show Thanks
14.  Outlawz Festive Fridays Nov. 15-28: Anything Goes Theme
15.  Aud Sentiments Challenge #240: Thank You Sentiment

Thank you for visiting and allowing me to share my creativity with you. Tread lightly and carry a big stick of gum! :-)))


Beccy said...

You've done a wonderful job putting this card together Aimeslee... there's so much work in each section of the card. The front, inside and back all look fabulous. I love all the shine from the embossing, the glitter, the Nuvo drops and pearl pens. I'm sure you friend is going to love this! I was interested to read about the way you size your images, I think that's a great idea and would be helpful for many people, thanks for sharing.

Donna Ellis said...

What a fabulous card, inside and out, with your fantastic papers, humorous image and delightful embellishments! Love the details and complete story! Your friend will appreciate it thoroughly! Hugs, de

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Ohhhh I love this. Your image is hilarious and i love the layout from your inspirational sketch. The card is full of lovely touches. Your leaf on the back is a lovely touch

Beverly said...

Hi Aimselee!
What a labor of love. Looks like you enjoyed creating this special card. Your hostess is sure to keep it and perhaps display it for years to come...I would! Thanks for sharing it with us at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge.
Happy Thanksgiving,

Darlene said...

Ooohhh Aimslee ... this is SO COOL!! GREAT JOB! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Thanksgiving card on all side Aimeslee great fun images and sentiment-love the paited circles on the ribbon-I now have two drawers of scrap papers and a basketful of scrap card -that would be a great challenge to see how long before you need to cut papers
Carol x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Super card, I love how you used the sketch. The inside sentiment is hilarious.

Joyce said...

What a fun and funny card you created. It is wonderful, inside and out. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Meggymay said...

A fabulous card and fun images, your friend will love it.
Yvonne xx

Crafting With Darcy said...

Great card, Aimeslee! I love Stella images although I'm not sure I would eat anything that she cooks! LOL Your card is wonderful and creative and you've done a great job with your scraps!! I love this one!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This one is so much fun! Such great Stella images, looks awesome inside and out! Love your added leaves and gorgeous papers too!

Gerrina said...

A funny card and so well fitted all together! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Ella's Design said...

Such a fab card using that fun Bugaboo image, Aimeslee! Brilliantly decorated in Autumnal colours both inside and out.
Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

Carole J said...

WOW! Your Thanksgiving host is going to be so delighted with this Stella card, Amy! A fabulous front and an equally fabulous centre with a funny and a serious side. Beautiful work! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving when it arrives!
And with my DT hat on... Thank you for sharing your project with us at the The Artsystamper Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

Julie B said...

Super Thanksgiving project. I know what you mean about not wanting to cut into a new piece of card or paper, I have boxes of bits I can't bear to throw away as well as DP unsused!
Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Now, that's an idea! Have a contest to see who can go the longest using only scraps!

This is an amazing card, inside and out, and it looks like you had a blast making it! I bet you were smiling to yourself the whole time.

Thanks for Celebrating Fall with us at Cut it Up!


coops said...

Wow so stunning, fabulous design, I love the fun image and colours and all your layers are brilliant.
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

Monika Skinner said...

Great card, love how you incorporated the circles in your design. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge. Good Luck!

Marjeta said...

Fantastic card. So many details. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

Larelyn said...

So cute and fun. I love Stella! Thank you for sharing your delightful card with us at Cut it Up Fall Fun challenge.

Chana Malkah said...

Another fabulous project beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
Chanah Malkahk Owner

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks so much for entering Our challenge at Artsystamper

Hugs, Zowie (DT) xx

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Lozzy said...

Love your card...that image is so cool..hugs Lozzy xx