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Thankful for you

I have joined forces with the Foiled Fox this week to celebrate gratitude. We have so much to be grateful for we thought it would be fun to share some of those thoughts in the blog posts and comments.

I have gratitude themed cards for you this week and the Foiled Fox is giving away a $25 gift certificate to three of our readers who leave a comment here on my blog and/or on the Foiled Fox blog telling us something they are grateful for. It does not have to be related to art and craft at all.  You have until the end of Friday, October 5th to add a comment to any of this week’s gratitude posts. We will randomly choose a winner from each gratitude post and announce them on Tuesday, October 9th.

I am thankful for the beauty around me. My blog posts often reflect the natural world I see outside. I love to include flowers, trees and scenery including those crisp snowy scenes I stamp and paint in the colder months. Today’s card is in anticipation of all the colourful  leaves I will enjoy in the months to come. They are beginning to turn now but it goes on for weeks and there is quite the range of colours from all the trees in my yard. I don’t generally get pink leaves though, so you are going to have accept some artistic licence on today’s colour choices. This card was created using the Concord & 9th ‘thankful leaves turnabout stamp set’. The set includes a large stamp designed in such a way that you stamp it once on a 6″x6″ panel, rotate it 90°, stamp again and repeat until it has been stamped four times. The end result is a panel filled with leaves but with just enough overlap to look attractive not crowded. If you don’t want a 6″x6″ finished panel you can trim it down or just attach your smaller panel to a 6″x6″ piece of scrap cardstock for stamping and rotate the whole thing.

You can read my whole process for this card over on the Foiled Fox blog and enter the giveaway by leaving a comment here or there telling us one thing you are thankful for. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Supplies

Stamps: thankful leaves turnabout stamps

Inks: Victorian velvet, dried marigold, rusty hinge, gathered twigs, versamark
    
Paper: hot pressed watercolour, neenah natural white, pink cardstock
 
Tools: cutterpillar glass mat, misti stamping positioner
 
Also: rose gold embossing powder
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38 Comments on “Thankful for you”

  1. Christine says:

    The rose gold is beautiful with the pink leaves. Looking at this card I am thankful that not all leaves have to be green.

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Christine, I thought the pink really worked even though pink leaves are rare. I have a maple in my yard that has burgandy coloured leaves all year, then they turn green (about now) and then beautiful gold and orange tones!

  2. memalagene says:

    WOW, This is GORGEOUS! I don’t have a turn about stamp yet, but this makes me want one! I am thankful for the health of family this fall.

  3. Marilyn Fortin says:

    Love the card Heather! I am thankful that, as of now, there are been no deaths related to the tornado touch down in Ottawa/Gatineau.

  4. Mary Ann Truscott says:

    Beautiful colors; beautiful card! I am thankful for grandbabies 😊

  5. Martha Gunckel says:

    Your cards are always so amazing. I love your watercolor expertise and the end results are always beautiful. Thank you for sharing your heART with us. I am grateful for each day. I am 76 and we never know how many we have. I am grateful for God, who loves His creation and keeps this old ball of a planet going. May God bless you.

  6. Debra Scassera says:

    Amazing!! The card makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.
    I just signed up for your emails. I just discovered you and love what I see.
    I’m very thankful for all the people I’ve met along the way.

  7. lilypadsis says:

    Your card is lovely and has inspired me to get all my Fall stamps and inks out and play! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  8. Rachel Esler says:

    I love the color choices on your card! It’s very soothing. I am thankful to God for all of the protection He has given our family…from our home and property, to safe travels, to good health. I am thankful that through some deaths in our family He has been there to walk us through them, and other hard times, and helped us to mature. I am thankful for the seasons and holidays and family gatherings. There’s never enough breath to show the gratitude deserved. There is always something to be thankful for~

  9. Heather I think your card is so lovely! The colours are wonderful together & I love leaf stamps. They are so versatile. I have so very many things, large & small that I am grateful for. First & foremost is my faith in the Lord Jesus as my Saviour.

  10. Sue says:

    That is such a beautiful card. I am grateful that my husband is still with me, that the doctors and nurses in our health service were able to help him recover from viral encephalitis sufficiently for us to still enjoy life.

  11. Jan Castle says:

    Thank you Heather for your lovely fall card – you are such an inspiration. First, I am thankful for my faith in Christ, and am grateful for all the friends that have come along side after my husband slipped away to Heaven. Crafting has been a real comfort…so I have to say I am grateful for you and that you share your talent!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

    • Heather says:

      Thank you for your kind words Jan. I am sorry you don’t have your husband at your side any longer but glad that friends have been there to give your support and comfort. I am happy to provide some inspiration for some crafty therapy; I agree with you it can really replenish the spirit.

      • Jan Castle says:

        Thanks Heather….Jim was very proud of my crafting and it still is a way to connect with sweet memories. It will be two years the end of October and I am so thankful for the 33 years we had together!
        Paper Hugs,
        Jan

  12. Marian says:

    Beautiful card as always. I feel I have so much to be thankful for. Being a senior and having excellent health I am always grateful for that.
    I am also grateful for having a very special friend of 30 years who I call “my partner in crime” – having someone special to share the enjoyment of crafting always gets you through the dark days.

    Heather, Happy thanksgiving to you and your family.

  13. Theresa Petermann says:

    you sure made this stamp set look good Heather. the leaves in NE Wisconsin are just starting to turn colors. I am grateful my cat Blue and I survived the apartment building fire we had May 1st. all the residents and pets got out safely. something to be very grateful for this year. thanks as always for sharing.

  14. Claire A says:

    This is just gorgeous – I never think to use distress inks to stamp with, I always seem to just use them to blend with. I’m thankful that people make better cards than I do so I can learn from them!

  15. Jan Pignanelli says:

    I love this unexpected color combination! It softens the autumn colors beautifully. Thank you, Heather for the inspiration! 😉 jj I am thankful that I live in a country full of freedoms!

  16. bonklassgmailcom says:

    This card reminds me to be thankful for leaves that give shade in the heat of summer and beautiful colors in the fall!

  17. Tracy Steinbach says:

    Beautiful fall card great colors! Besides my hubby I’m grateful for my first Grandbaby who is coming right around the new year! His name is going to be Mason Steven

  18. Marisela Delgado says:

    I am grateful for the Lord’s faithfulness.

  19. Tamara Miera says:

    I am thankful for all the amazing talent I get to enjoy. From music to acting to all the amazing crafters and artists.

  20. Pat says:

    These leaves are beautiful Heather and I agree with you that we should all be thankful for the beauty of nature around us. I have been away this week to Cornwall in the south west of England with my hubby and also our son who has been visiting from Sydney, and I have been very thankful for the time spent with them both this week making special memories to treasure. x

  21. Geri S says:

    Love the card – and anything foiled or fall related. I’m so grateful my mom’s recent fall down stairs didn’t result in anything more serious than several fractured bones.

  22. Jessica Lin says:

    What a lovely creation! I’m thankful to have time to craft each day… it certainly keeps me sane. 😉


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