A Country Home Thank You

I hope that you had a wonderful Halloween with lots of spooky fun. We hosted a pumpkin carving party on Friday evening which is an annual event at our house. It’s actually kind of ironic that I love Halloween because I’ve always been afraid of horror movies and truly terrifying costumes. I go in more for Casper the Friendly Ghost, black cats and Charlie Brown pumpkins.

Today, I’m tearing down all the Halloween decorations and putting up the turkeys and pilgrims for Thanksgiving, but I took a break to share this card with you. Consider it a virtual Thank You card to you for reading my blog.

I loved the Card Concept challenge graphic with the galvanized bucket. I decided to start with a piece of the retired Galvanized paper because of the galvanized bucket in the photo. If you want to recreate the card and don’t have any of the Galvanized paper, a piece of Gray Granite cardstock is a close match. The milk pail is from the Country Home stamp set. I fussy cut the milk can.

Next, I chose a fall colored plaid from the Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and cut it to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and placed it on a Pumpkin Pie card base. I decided to place a Bumblebee oval behind the milk can and wanted to stamp some tall wheat stalks on it to go in the milk can. The Beautiful Autumn stamp set had a perfect stem, so I stamped that 4 times with Cinnamon Cider ink and then sponged the edges of the oval with the Cinnamon Cider as well. I also decided that I needed one more layer behind the oval and chose Cinnamon Cider for that as well.

The Thank You greeting is also from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set and is stamped with Cinnamon Cider ink onto a Mango Melody 1″ x 2 1/2″ strip which also has the edges sponged with Cinnamon Cider ink.

At this point the card needed something else and I looked back to the challenge graphic and thought that the pumpkins might just work. I didn’t have any pumpkin stamps in my collection of current offerings, so out came my step stool to research my retired stamp collection. I found the Fall Fest and matching Fun Fall Dies to stamp and cut out the pumpkins. I used Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie colors, using matching ink and cardstock. The Pumpkin Pie pumpkin is popped up with dimensionals, everything is adhered flat.

As with many of my cards, this card fall into the Clean and Layered style. Ir has lots of layers, uses designer paper, has die cut accents and is clean and fresh looking.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you have a wonderful day!


Product List:  Please note that the Galvanized paper and the Fall Fest Bundle are retired items. Possible substitutions – Gray Granite paper 146983 and Gather Together stamp set 150589 and Gathered Leaves Dies 150662

Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle

Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle

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