Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thanksgiving Card Challenge



Cricut Cardz Challenge #45 that started on Wednesday, October 6th, is to make a card for Thanksgiving, using any cartridge or colour you like. This is just in time for Thanksgiving in Canada on October 11th and early for the U.S. celebration at the end of November.

For my card I scoured my Cricut cartridges for leaves and cut different ones from the Stretch Your Imagination, Designer's Calendar and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges. I used ivory cardstock and very lightly patterned designer paper and then used watercolor pencils to fill in the leaves. By using a blender pen on the leaves I was able to create very muted tones of green, orange and red. After curling the leaves, I glued them on to a cardstock circle and added a chocolate satin bow. It was my intention to use this as a placecard for Thanksgiving after adding the guest's name to the wreath but then I remembered that the Challenge was to make a card. I took the wreath and added it to the front of some kraft cardstock before adding the banner that says, "Happy Thanksgiving".

Hop on over to Cricuts Cardz Challenge and see that other crafters are up to. Bye for now.

12 comments:

  1. What a great DT card for this week's challenge Barb...love how you did the leaves!!! TFS
    Hugs,
    Terry

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  2. WOW! I love all of the detail and the colors!!!! What a great card, TFS! :)

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  3. Wow, Barb! This is so beautiful! What you did with the leaves is awesome! Great card, my friend!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  4. This card is so awesome!! I know this card took sometime. Great job on all of the shading! Hugs, Anita

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  5. This is a great card. I love what you did with the leaves. Great job on you DT card for CCC #45!!

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  6. Very pretty card you did a nice job tfs!!!

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  7. Great job team mate! Love the treatment you gave the leaves. You're right, this would make cute place cards!

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  8. Simply outstanding. I LOVE how you created so much depth and subtle colour on the leaves. BEAUTIFUL card for the CCC challenge! TFS
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapcooking.com

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  9. WOW! I LOVE the wreath on your card! Just Lovely! :o)
    Theresa

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  10. Beautiful card!! I love the way you did the leaves. They are so pretty curled up and inked. -Nicole (DT#1)

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  11. This is so pretty! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Dorcas
    http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

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