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So Thankful Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals November Blog Hop, we’re so thankful you stopped by.  This month we’re showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! Thanksgiving and “Thank You” products.  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or you may have come from the previous blog on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you can enjoy each and every beautiful project.

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Thanksgiving is fast upon us and I can’t think of a better way to say I’m so thankful than a handmade card with a thoughtful note enclosed. Neutral, warm tones are brightened with gold foil and glitter for this Autumn-themed card, plus it was so easy to put together.

A large maple leaf is cut from Corrugated Paper using the Leaflets Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up! I darkened the base of the leaf with Tip Top Taupe ink and a Sponge Dauber.

A small, wood leaf element from the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack is stained with Tip Top Taupe and Tangerine Tango ink.

“Thanks” from Expressions Natural Elements is dipped in Versamark ink then covered in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder before heat-setting. I like that you can still see some of the wood grain through one layer of embossing powder. For a smoother gold look, emboss it again.

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Gold glitter is splattered on the background by first stirring a few drops of Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue with some water, splashing it onto the background with a brush, then sprinkling Gold Stampin’ Glitter and shaking off the rest. Allow it to dry before assembling the card.

Whenever working with glitter, it’s a good idea to have some Swiffer Sweeper refills around for clean up. I cut a piece in half and use it to pick up all the glitter from my table and hands. I’m “so thankful” for that.

Finally, linen thread is wrapped around the card to ground all the elements.

Thanks for visiting.  To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  5. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  19. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  24. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs


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  • Reply Jackie Diediker

    Shawn, I love this card! Your use of the corrugated paper and shine is perfect! Wonderful job!

    November 11, 2015 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Lynn

    Shawn, what a great card and such great tips. Love the gold embossing n the wooden Thanks. I had not thought to try that before but it is on my list now. I also love the tip about a swiffer cloth when using glitter or embossing powder.

    November 11, 2015 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Dawn Tidd

    Beautiful card, Shawn! I love the corrugated leave that you distressed. The glitter and gold embossing are great to along with it!

    November 11, 2015 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Tricia Chuba

    Gorgeous card, Shawn! Love your style!

    November 11, 2015 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Nancy Gleason

    This is gorgeous, Shawn! I love the way that you splattered the glue and used the gold glitter on the background. The gold and the neutrals pair so well together.

    November 11, 2015 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Linda Droege

    Outstanding. Your cards are always so artistic and sophisticated. What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your genius with us mere mortals.

    November 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Karen Hallam

    This is a stunningly beautiful card, Shawn. I love all the elements – thanks for some great ideas!

    November 11, 2015 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Susan Itell

    Beautiful….just beautiful! I just love the simplicity of it and the glitter….a perfect touch – thanks once again for your inspiration!

    November 11, 2015 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Sonny Peterson

    Pretty card and that splash of glitter just adds light to it . Thanks for the tip about the Swiffter refills . I use them for a lot of things ,but this is a good one too !

    November 11, 2015 at 11:16 am
  • Reply diannescards

    Great card. Love the corrugated paper, great the way you used it. I’ve got to use that more!

    November 11, 2015 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Lynn Hoyt

    Beautiful Shawn! I love this with the leaf out of that paper. Mine is backordered! The splatters are the perfect accent.

    November 11, 2015 at 10:50 am
    • Reply stampingpeace

      Always love how the gold foil makes a card shine, and I am so intrigued by the new corrugated paper. Love the splatter of gold, the heat embossed wood element and the wooden leaf. Great card!

      November 11, 2015 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Brian

    Shawn – This is a gorgeous card with just the right amount of shine. The gold pairs so well with the kraft colors, and I love the bit about the glue splatter. It’s perfect!

    November 11, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Kim Jolley

    Beautiful! I have not tried the splatter technique yet, but your cards makes me want to…

    November 11, 2015 at 5:50 am
  • Reply Kylie Bertucci

    Brilliant card, as always Shawn! Love the glitter splatter technique – it is a stunning embellishment to a gorgeous card. Wow.

    November 11, 2015 at 5:48 am
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