Thursday, August 21, 2014

Be Thankful, Acorn

Hi everyone - Julia here today with a 6"x6" fall Thanksgiving decoration/card. 
First I die cut, stamped, colored, and layered these pieces using Tim's Acorn Blue Print Framelit stamp and die set.  I colored the acorn pieces with Distress Markers in Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen,Gathered Twigs and Wild Honey and then brushed over them with a water brush. I sponged over everything with Wild Honey and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks and flicked some water on the background piece.
I created the card/panel base using a piece of basket weave DP from Tim's Paper Stash/Destinations,  the Honeycomb die and Arch Frame die.  I sponged the honeycomb with Wild Honey Distress Ink, covered it with Glue N Seal and then poured Mustard Seed Distress Glitter over it.  After it dried I rubbed over it with my finger and then sponged over it with Frayed Burlap and Wild Honey ink.
I tied a knot of Linen Ribbon sponged with Wild Honey through the honeycomb.  I inked a metal foliage with Archival Orange Blossom and Potting Soil then rubbed some Rusty Hinge Distress paint over it and dried it with a heat tool.  I used a Trinket Pin to attach it to the ribbon.
I inked some Industrious Stickers/Borders with the Archival Orange Blossom and Potting Soil inks, dried them with my heat tool and added one along the bottom
and one along the top
I used Tim's Small Easel Die to cut the easel to hold up my creation.  I adhered it to the back of the panel with Scor Tape.
I think this makes a lovely decoration for Fall/Thanksgiving - to sit on a shelf or counter or maybe even on my desk at work!
Thanks so much for stopping by the eclectic Paperie blog today!  Everyday you'll find some inspiration here so check back often!


Stamps:  Acorn Blue Print Framelits - Sizzix Alterations
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, DP Paperstash/Destinations Tim Holtz
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Potting Soil and Orange Blossom; Ranger Distress Wild Honey and Frayed Burlap.
Accessories:  Glue N Seal, Mustard Seed Distress Glitter, water brush, foam dots, thick foam dots, Ranger Distresser, Rusty Hinge Ranger Distress Paint, blending tool, Honey Comb and Arch Frame dies, Idea-ology Industrious Stickers/Borders, Linen Ribbon, Foliage, Trinket Pin, Ranger Distress Markers - Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Wild Honey, Black Soot, Spritzer

8 comments:

Ana K. said...

Beautiful card!

Lisa S. said...

Wow Julia, this is SO pretty and I love it! Terrific way to use Tim's stamps/dies and Idea-ology products. Thx for the inspiration!!! xx

Micki said...

Love it. Love the Autumn feel of the card and especially the die cut panel. Wonderful card Julia!

Dsherm1 said...

Gorgeous card!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful, love your work.

Steph Ackerman said...

Love the fall feel. great card.

Sue Lelli said...

Julia, this is just so PERFECT for a Thanksgiving art piece for your home! LOVE the acorn and the glittery die cut and the tiny leaves and the EVERYTHING! Fabulous creation, Julia! THX for the inspiration!

Andiepants said...

I LOVE the shabbiness of the acorn and background. This card is so perfectly balanced. Wonderful job.