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Thanksgiving 2023 | Turkey Day!

For my first Thanksgiving project of 2023, I’m using an adorable stamp set from Sunny Studio called “Turkey Day”. I love every stamp in this set, and I’ll show you what I created.

This card started with cutting a beautiful piece of patterned paper I selected from the Honey Bee Stamps “Halloween Harvest” paper pad to measure 4” x 5-1/4” and a black piece of cardstock to measure 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”.

I stamped the images I planned to use from the Turkey Day stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp’s Intense Black Ink. I colored all the images using Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils and cut them out using my Brother Scan N Cut machine. After that, I cut out two fence panels from brown cardstock using La La Land Crafts’ “Picket Fence” die and then blended Altenew Mangrove Root Crisp Dye Ink to the tops of the pickets to add a bit of depth to them.

Next, I used Lawn Fawn’s “Grassy Border” die to cut a strip of green cardstock to use as my grass. I blended Altenew’s Forest Glade and Green Opal Crisp Dye Inks onto the grass to make it look a tad more realistic.

I glued the picket fence to the card front and glued the grass along the bottom on top of the picket fence. To add the sky elements, I mixed a small amount of Ranger’s Opaque Matte Texture Paste with a dab of the Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Snowfall Grit Paste. I positioned the Lawn Fawn “Nighttime Sky” stencil on the patterned paper and used a palette knife to distribute the paste mixture across two of the clouds for my card’s sky and carefully removed the stencil and cleaned it and the palette knife so nothing would dry on them.

Using Simon Says Stamp 3D Foam Squares, I adhered the colored turkeys and pumpkin to the card front. For the sentiment strip, I used a scrap of white cardstock from my stash and colored a space large enough for my sentiment strip with Copic alcohol markers (YR02 and E13) so it would complement the card front. I let the alcohol ink dry then stamped the “Happy Thanksgiving” sentiment onto the panel and used the largest die from Memory Box’s “Banner Sentiment Trio” die set to cut it out.

I adhered the decorated card front to the previously cut piece of black cardstock and adhered that to a top folding, landscape oriented, A2 card base. Lastly, I glued a scattering of sequins from This Calls for Confetti called “The Autumn Leaves”.

Until next time… Happy Making!

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