Welcome to the Team Stamp It Thanksgiving Themed Blog Hop and Giveaway! We have an awesome kit for one lucky winner this month so read through to the end to find out how to enter. And don’t forget to visit the other blogs participating in the hop to get more entries. Here is what I came up with.
I really love the simplicity of the Totally Trees stamp set and it can be adapted easily for any season. Since we are focusing on Thanksgiving I decided to give the trees an autumn flair and use sentiments from Endless Thanks.
For the first card I created a simple watercolor background using Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz. I wanted to make it light enough so that these two colors wouldn’t compete with the fall colors I was adding for the leaves. The tree images are stamped in Early Espresso and then I colored the leaves in Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. Since I didn’t use a waterproof ink for the trees I was very careful not to touch the Early Espresso ink when I was coloring each leaf.
On the smaller trees I used the thumping technique to get multiple colors on the leaves. First I inked up the entire stamp with Crushed Curry, then I took a sponge dauber and added Pumpkin Pie to a few areas of the stamp and did the same with Cajun Craze. This creates a beautiful combination of fall colors.
This second card came about because I did a practice run with the trees on a separate piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. I had thought I wanted to watercolor between the leaves, and while it looks nice on this card I decided it would be too much against the watercolor background on the first card. I also needed a card to enter over at the Global Design Project this week so I used the sketch from that challenge to complete this card.
Now onto the giveaway! Here is the kit you can win by following the instructions on the graphic below. Good luck!
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