Thankful

Good morning. I have a new card for today –

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I loved making this card. It was so fun to design. I started with the background sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #109:

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and incorporated the leaf and color inspiration from Moxie Fab World’s Tuesday Trigger Enthralled With Fall challenge:

Image credit via Moxie Fab World

Here’s a closer look at the leaves of the card:

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The awesome font I used was Pea Mily Mix.  I used the Silhouette Cameo’s print and cut feature to lay out the text and cut the exact sized shape that I needed. In fact, I used the Cameo this time to cut all of the background squares and rectangles. It was so easy to lay out the design in my Silhouette Studio software and size the shapes exactly how I needed them. I scored one line down the center of each leaf using a bone folder to create the effect of veins. I gently bent the sides to give some depth. I topped the card off with an upcycled button and some jute twine bows.

Unfortunately, I am a bit late at getting this post up, so I’m only going to be entering the Freshly Made Sketch challenge this week.

After today, I’ll be featuring projects for friends and family for Christmas! I look forward to sharing those here as I get them done!

Supplies used:
Paper – Recollections Cardstock in Kraft, Black, and Cream. Recollections Carstock in Burgundy from Spice Market collection. Recollections Paper Pad, 12″x12″ in Mosaic Memories.
Cutting tools – Silhouette Cameo.
Shapes – leaf, maple leaf.
Font – Pea Mily Mix.
Bone folder. Jute twine. Upcycled button.

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