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. I love this card – the colors are perfect for fall and the embossing makes the card so beautiful. I just finished my Thanksgiving cards or this would be my card this year!

  2. Stunning card! I love the color combination you used for the background. It really does scream Fall. Thanks for sharing the tips and the colors. I’m not sure I would have thought to put these colors together but I’ll definitely be giving them a try now!

  3. I love how much texture you have created by layering that one stamp set in many ways. The color scheme is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  4. Very inspirational. I thought you had used patterned paper. Love the idea of stamping over previously stamped areas wiith the gold. Definitely want to try that. Thanks for the great video. I pinned.

  5. Another fabulous card Shari – I just love it!! Thanks so much for all you share and for your very helpful and inspirational videos!!! You are the best!

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