Okay, so the first papercraft challenge that I’m participating in is the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenges, which happen to have the same theme, and that is thanks or Thanksgiving. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Malaysia but giving thanks or showing simple gratitude ought to be something we do more often.
I was aiming for a warm autumnal look because I’ve been wanting to use the MFT Falling Leaves Die-Namics set for a while. To create the colour on my leaves, I used Distress Paint in Spiced Marmalade on top of gesso as a base and layered with the Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil using Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. Then I stamped a crackle design by Finnabair with Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee. Oh, and I sprayed some Distress Stain in Tea Dye and went around the edges of the leaves after die-cutting them with Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs.
I initially arranged the leaves in a cluster but I had a hard time distinguishing them because the colours just blended so well together. It resembled an orange lump. So I thought to arrange in a more scattered way, as if the leaves are blown across the card. I much prefer that look.
The white background was embossed in a wood grain pattern by Shimelle and the “thanks” word was die-cut from Technique Tuesday’s Straight Talk Thanks. The patterned kraft paper is actually origami paper I bought from Daiso. I had to back it with some cardstock otherwise it will be quite thin.
I will likely make another Thank You card with a different theme. I really like the “thanks” die and just thought of another idea.
Until the next time, I hope y’all are doing well and take care.