Thursday, November 19, 2015

Stampin Friends Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Hello!  Hope your Thursday is off to a fabulous start!  It is so hard to believe that we are just a few days away from Thanksgiving but we sure are!  This month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop is all about Thanksgiving.

We are blessed with 3 super talented Guest Hoppers:  


This month we have a fun surprise for you!  Do you love crafty supplies?  If so, comment on all 12 posts in this hop and email Elizabeth everyone's favorite color to happystamper508@gmail.com. 
What do you get? In addition to enjoying all of this group's creations, you'll be entered to win a fun crafty present from every one of the bloggers! That's 12 crafty presents! Just a little thank you for your time!

If you've already been hopping you should have landed here from Wynne Grob's fabulous blog!  She is always so creative!  If you haven't been there yet, make sure you click the Previous button so you can go back and check it out!  


I used one of my favorite stamp sets on today's card, Lighthearted Leaves!  I decided since I've been using this set with such traditional fall colors that I wanted to include a not so traditional color on today's projects.. so I added some Rich Razzleberry and I love how it turned out!  I am particularly blessed this year in that my son's sweet girlfriend, Kaci, has invited us to her new home for Thanksgiving dinner.  I made this card and gift for her and I know that she will appreciate the colors in this one!


I have a card and an LED candle that I embellished with Burlap Ribbon and some watercolored background leaves.



My card started with a Rich Razzleberry A2 cardbase and was topped with a 5 1/4" x 4" Hello Honey Cardstock.  My top layer was Watercolor Paper that has a background created with the Reverse Smooshing method.  I applied Rich Razzleberry and Hello Honey ink directly from the stamp pad to wax paper.  I spritzed the wax paper with water and then spritzed the watercolor paper with water as well.  I pressed the wax paper ink side down on the watercolor paper and smooshed the ink by pressing the back of the wax paper.  After removing the wax paper, I blotted excess ink with a paper towel and then dried the background with my Stampin' Up! Heat Tool.  I heat embossing the sentiment with Gold embossing powder.  The large leaf was stamped with Black Archival Ink onto Watercolor Paper.  I used my aqua markers and various inks to color in the image.  The other leaves were created by using the same technique as the background on an additional piece of watercolor paper.  I stamped the leaves over the watercolored background with Black Archival Ink.  I used my Leaflet Framelits Dies to cut out all of the leaves.  I tied them together at the stems with Linen Thread and glued the bottom leaf down using Multipurpose glue and then attached the other two using Stampin' Dimensionals.   I used a little multipurpose glue mixed with water and an aqua marker to create a splatter of glue on my card and then added some Gold Stampin Glitter.  


For my LED candle, I attached the Burlap Ribbon to the candle with Beacon 3 in 1 glue.  I created a watercolor wash of Rich Razzleberry and Hello Honey and used Black Archival Ink to stamp the leaves over the background once it had dried.  I cut out my leaves with the Leaflet Framelit Dies and tied 3 of them together with Linen Thread.  I attached to the Burlap Ribbon using more of the Beacon 3 in 1 glue.  

Oh and though I didn't use my favorite color on today's card, it's Turquoise!  Don't forget to email Elizabeth and get entered in the drawing!  

Next in line for some awesome Thanksgiving inspiration is the fabulous Deana Benson's blog!  Just click the next button and you'll be there!

Here is a list of all of the hoppers this month in case you lose your way
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50 comments:

  1. Yes, the Rich Razzleberry does complete the card and candle. Love both!

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  2. Love this color combination with this stamp set! thank you for sharing this lovely way to decorate a plain candle!

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  3. Never would have though of this colour combo for fall - but it is warm and cosy! TFS

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  4. I love that you added the Razzleberry. It really add everything pop!

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  5. oh man that card is stunning! And thanks for the directions - I'll try this with my stamp group

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    1. Thanks Ariel! I'm sure you'll have fun with it!

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  6. I love to decorate candles for the holidays. Your card and cable are so pretty.

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  7. LOVE!!! I totally need to make a candle that matches my wreath like this!!! Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! :) Your wreath was gorgeous and a candle to match would be perfect!

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    1. Thanks Steph! It's a fun technique for sure!

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  9. wow! another beautiful set! gorgeous backgrounds on both the card and candle!

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  10. Vibrant choice of color combination. Well Done.

    Sue McNeill

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  11. never thought of decorating a candle brilliant happy thanksgiving

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    1. Thanks Tina! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  12. Adorable projects! I will have to try the reverse smushing technique

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  13. Never would of thought to use that color combo. Thanks for sharing

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  14. Love, love love this color combo!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful, love the colors!

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  17. Beautiful creations, as always, Ms Tina!!! Love your work!!!

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    1. Thanks my friend! I love yours as well! :)

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  18. Exquisite color combo. Thank you for sharing the watercolor tips with wax paper. I will certainly give that a try. She is going to be so excited to receive such a gorgeous gift. Thanks so much for sharing all the wonderful info.

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  19. Wow Tina, these projects are fabulous! I love your color combo!

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  20. Tina these are beautiful!!.Love the color choices!!!

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  21. Beautiful card and project!! Love the watercolour and your choice of colours!!! :)

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