Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Holly chose this month's SWAP theme for our little SAS SWAP. We are to use orange, brown and a color of choice with a fall/harvest/Thanksgiving theme. I found the following inspiration photo over at Just Add Ink and got to work with my heat gun, trying to recreate the photo with my own flavor.


Tangerine Tango is my new 'IT' color when reaching for an orange, I just love the warmth and it matches my living room decor! I wanted to pull the darker colors out of the photo, so I went with an Early Espresso for my brown and Basic Black.

I just love the new It's a Wrap Holiday stamp set and decided to stamp the "Give Thanks" image directly on top of the first, to create a side border. After stamping the image in Basic Black Craft ink and heat embossing, I added color to my leaves by sponging a bit of Tangerine Tango ink directly onto my image. The little acorns needed a smaller paint tool, so off to the bathroom for a QTip!

The Early Espresso background matting was roughed up with SU!'s Cutter Kit Tool.

SU! products used:
Stamps - Thoughts and Prayers, It's a Wrap Holiday
Paper - Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Craft Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Other - Basic Black Embossing Powder, retired Aged Copper Brads


Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love all the beautiful embossing on your card. Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Just Add Ink.

Jodene said...

Great card Dawn, I love your take on the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :)

Cheryl L. said...

Dawn, this is a great card! I love the embossing and the inking technique in the strip is fabulous! And thanks for stopping by the blog recently--it was great having ya!!