Sending love & heartfelt wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is my final Thanksgiving card featuring a quick and easy masking technique! With Thanksgiving less that a week away from today, I need to wrap things up and get all these wonderful cards out in the mail! For today’s card I used fall like colors, but this layout is so easy to replicate with any colors and stamp sets, which is great if you are pressed for time or just want to make multiples of! While I used the Bark 3D Embossing folder, you can use any embossing folder and I will share with you those alternatives at the end of this tutorial.

The base layer is a piece of the Bronze Metallic Brushed cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and you want to make sure that you emboss the cardstock horizontally:

For the next layer, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2” x 5 ¼” and two strips of Merry Merlot cardstock at ¾” x 5 ½”:

To create the masking, I used purple craft tape that I tore in half and adhered one half to the top and the other half to the bottom (if you don’t have craft tape, you can use sticky notes instead). I used my blending brushes to first color the cardstock with Bumble Bee ink, then added Merry Merlot and Evening Evergreen inks, used the small trio leaf stamp from Gorgeous Leaves to stamp in Bumble Bee, Merry Merlot, and Evening Evergreen inks, and then used my Wink of Stella Pen to splatter across by flicking the pen brush tip off the lid. I removed the craft tape, stamped the sentiment from Heartfelt Wishes in Merry Merlot ink and adhered the two ¾” strips of Merry Merlot cardstock along the top and bottom. This is then adhered across the middle of the embossed base layer, then adhere this to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, and use three of the Bronze Metallic Dots as shown:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and stamp the trio leaf stamp along the bottom in Bumble Bee, Merry Merlot, and Evening Evergreen inks:

Here are more examples of this card using the Hammered Metal, Timber, Tasteful Textile, Brick & Mortar, and Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folders, along with showing you vertical versions:

Isn’t this a fun and easy card that you can see how versatile this layout is? With the sentiments I used, they don’t have to be just for Thanksgiving, but can also be used for anytime you want to send a card to let someone know you are thinking of them! Be sure to check in tomorrow as I kick off my Christmas cards and crafts with the Team Stamp It Christmas Blog Hop! You will be sure to get your Christmas inspiration with all these talented ladies from Team Stamp It!!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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