Color Coordinates: Thanksgiving!


Happy Friday everyone! Welcome back to the blog. I have another Color Coordinates for you completely inspired by Thanksgiving and Fall! I’m finally embracing Autumn… I’ve been avoiding it knowing that cold winter weather will soon follow. But with colors like this, I feel a delicious Thanksgiving meal in my future.

10.28.16 Recipe Color Coordinates

I used the Simon Says Stamp ink colors in Deep Purple, Merlot, Burnt OrangeDark Chocolate, and Olive (which has been discontinued but Hero Arts Moss is a great substitution).  I used my inks and the Tim Holtz Leaf Prints stamps on a panel of Desert Storm cardstock. Once I had my leaves stamped in color, I added a second layer of gold embossed leaves, followed up by a clear embossed layer. This gave me a great amount of texture and additional color.

Shari Carroll CC 10.28.16

Once I was done stamping my panel, I used a Stitched Rectangle die to create a window. I added a piece of desert storm cardstock with a single gold embossed leaf and added a die cut Wildflower colored with Copic markers.

Shari Carroll CC 2 10.28.16

I finished my card off by adding a message strip, orange cord and Glossy Accents on the flowers. I’ve shot a video of the process which you can watch below or on our YouTube channel.


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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to try something new with your stamping inks! Enjoy!

  1. This is amazingly beautiful from the design to the gorgeous fall colors. I am in awe of this talent from Shari.

  2. What a stunning card. I do have a question: Did you emboss the entire card surface with clear embossing powder or just additional leaves? I was a little confused about that. Thanks!

  3. Oh Shari this card is amazing!! “Thanksgiving” I agree. Love the use of the gold and clear embossing powders. Really adds another dimension. Thanks for another recipe. To be filed for future reference.

  4. Absolutely stunning card, I love, love the colour combination and the design of the card is incredible! Thank you for sharing how you made it in the video tutorial.

  5. I would never have thought those colors would work but I was wrong and the combination is stunning! Love your card.

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