Thanksgiving will be here soon, and I have to tell you it's probably my favorite holiday. I'm always aware of how much I have to be thankful for, and every Thanksgiving card I make is steeped in gratitude. This handmade Thanksgiving Card turned out even better than the vision I started with!
I figured the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (DSP) from Stampin' Up! would make a lovely medallion, or "lollie," but a bit of magic happened when I drenched it with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz! It absolutely shimmers, as you can see in the photo below. In the right light it radiates gold from across the room!
I love how the Victoria Crochet Trim double bow turned out so soft and graceful, and the Antique Brad makes an elegant embellishment. You can see how I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch on the DSP before I scored and folded it.
The medallion isn't the only thing that got Smooch Spritzed! Maybe I got a little carried away with the gold bling, since I added it to every layer on the card. But can a girl ever have too much bling? Not on this card, it seems! I used the Texture Wheel with Crumb Cake ink on the Pool Pary background as well. It gives nice sense of texture to the otherwise plain card stock.
I sponged the background DSP with a bit of Crumb Cake ink as well–you know how I like to tone down the bright colors when I do something with a vintage look. The tag uses a sentiment from one of my favorite Stampin' Up! holiday sets: Grateful Greetings. The little Vintage Trinket button-brads fit right in with the rest of the motif.
Have you made any lollies yet? If not, l want to encourage you to give them a try. They are easy and fun to make, and add a big WOW to your projects! You can see a video on how to make them HERE.
I wasn't even going to order Spice Cake Designer Series Paper when I first got the Holiday Mini Catalog, but I couldn't resist, and now I can't stop playing with it! I'll show you some more samples later this week. I hope I can convince you to order some so you can make beautiful projects with it, too! Just click on the image above to order it from my online Stampin' Up! Store!
If you're fingers aren't inky, what are you waiting for? Happy Stamping!
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