November 8, 2012
I’m participating in the MDS 30 Days of Christmas Class being taught this month by Heather Summers and Martha Inchley. My Thanksgiving card is for their Bonus Sketch 1 Challenge. Yes, I know, I should probably do a Christmas card since it’s a Christmas class, but falling leaves and Thanksgiving were on my mind.
The stamp that I used for the sentiment is actually much larger than what appears on the card:
I added this stamp six times and then cropped it to get just the portion I needed:
- The word “Very”
- The word “Thankful”
- The word “For”
- The letter “Y”
- The letter “O”
- The letter “U”
Here is the supply list for the card:
- Background: Very Vanilla
- Background Punches: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz, River Rock, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
- Leaf Backgrounds: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait, Cherry Cobbler
- Leaf Overlay Stamps & Sentiment: Early Espresso
November 21, 2011
I found a very cute turkey card made with the Owl Punch and the Butterfly Punch on Cindy Washington’s site. I decided to see if I could accomplish the same thing with My Digital Studio, and this card is the result. I didn’t like the different colors for the Butterfly Punches for the tail feathers. It sort of lost something in my version, perhaps because there was less of a paper feel in the digital version. To make my tail feathers, I stacked Butterfly Punches in a series of colors—Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, and Creamy Caramel (shown on the left).
The rest of the card is fairly straightforward. The turkey’s body is an elongated Circle Punch (don’t have the Owl Punch yet), Full Heart Punch for wings, resized Square Punch for the hat. The hat’s brim is Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, and its decorations are More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon and Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware—square. The turkey’s wattle is an upside down Small Heart Punch. The eyes are Whisper White Circle Punches with Basic Black Brads. The beak is a very small Square Punch in Summer Sun. The legs are All in the Family—right arm.
I don’t have Twine yet for MDS, so I used Chocolate Chip—Stitching Straight. The border at the bottom is Torn Edges—Eyelet Border in Soft Suede, with two pieces of Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon and Chocolate Chip—Stitching Zigzag. More Mustard Brocade Square behind the turkey, and the card background is Wild Wasabi. The sentiment is text, using the Kirsten ITC font in Chocolate Chip.