Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Give Thanks

Welcome to another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week is a Designer's Choice and Cheri chose "Being Thankful".  A perfect challenge for this time of the year, right?
I saw a tutorial for creating the Bokeh technique and decided to give it a try.  I LOVE how this turned out.  I changed it up a bit by first stamping the maple leaf in SU!'s Creamy Caramel before I did the sponging.  It really builds the leaves right into the background.  The colors I used for the sponging are green (new leaf from PTI), yellow (lemon tart from PTI) and orange (orange zest from PTI), I finished it off with some antique linen distress ink around the edges and to soften the orange a bit.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Maple Leaf Sil.", "Oak Leaf Sil." and "Let Us . . ."
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle die

Cards Galore Challenge--anything goes
Through The Purple Haze #112--add embellishments
Divas That Cut--be thankful or thank you cards
Scrapping Everyday Miracles--scripture challenge: Psalm 136:1 Give thanks to the Lord . . .
A Bit More Time to Craft #31--anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #274--Fall colors
Craft Your Passion #338--anything goes
Time Out Challenge #69--give thanks with a grateful heart
Shopping our Stash #277--Gobble 'til You Wobble--thanksgiving or thanks card
Die Cuttin' Divas #291--Fall Harvest


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Very clever card, eye catching indeed.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what a great job you did with the bokeh technique. This looks like the woods in our back yard.

Anita in France said...

What a lovely, dreamy background you created, Heather ... the sense of dimension is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Cheri said...

OMGeee, Heather....when I saw this in the lineup it took my breath away. This is stunning! I love how you created the bokah bg and the colors you used are so perfect for a fall card.

Michelle N. said...

This is so fabulous! Love, love the bokeh effect you did! I want to try this, thanks for inspiring me! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's this month!

Mimi said...

This is such an attractive card! I Well done, and you say this was your first shot at bokeh? Booyah! Thank you for joining us this week at SOS!

Patti J said...

Wowzers! Love love love this card! It's gorgeous!

Arlene said...

Beautiful. The background is stunning. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Unknown said...

Very pretty, love the technique! Thanks for joining us ar DCD's this week!

Kathy S said...

Really nice. I love the Bokeh technique - especially with fall and holiday cards. Great job!

Laurie Unger said...

This is stunning!

Gerda said...

What a fabulous card!! Love the gorgeous background!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

DebR said...

Such a beautiful card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Very pretty card! I love those leaves! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

creationsnz said...

Beautiful card, super bokeh. So glad you joined the Die Cut Divas, CarolG

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Very nice card.
Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
xx Valentina DT xx
Tinka's paper wonderlland

Georgiana said...

Loving your background. Thank you for joining our “Fall Harvest” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Cara G said...

Such a beautiful fall card Heather. Love your take on our scripture...thank you so much for linking up with us at SEM!

Helen Gullett said...

Oh that is one beautiful card. Perfect colors for fall. Thank You for playing along with SEM Nov Challenge!