Thanks Is For Giving



Hi bloggers! Happy STAMPtember® Saturday to you! I’m so pleased to bring you another GORGEOUS card idea from the fabulous and talented Kelly Rasmussen! You may notice I gush about Fall a lot & it’s probably because I’m a born & raised “Mid-western” girl and I just LOVE this season! The colors in this card embrace the season!


Hi there! I’m thrilled to be here today to help celebrate the amazing STAMPtember event! I’ve created a card that features some of the awesome new stamps from the BasicGrey Persimmon collection — a must have for all your fall projects!


I started out by stamping the Simple Leaf Background with a gradient of fall ink colors. The Hero Arts Pumpkin Pie, Just Rust and Orange Soda are perfect matches to the Persimmon collection and blend nicely next to each other. Then I used the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to go over each leaf to add a touch of shine.


Next I stamped my sentiment onto watercolor paper with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I used Distress Markers and a water brush to color in the image. And since I heat embossed the image it was very easy to stay in the lines — the embossing traps your color and doesn’t allow it to bleed over into unwanted areas.


Next, I trimmed out my sentiment and a banner shape from a piece of Simon Says Stamp Birch Wood Veneer Paper. To create the blue piece, I inked up a piece of cardstock with Hero Arts Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I don’t always have the right colors of cardstock on hand, so this is a great way to create your own matching cardstock!


And finally I tied a bow with May Arts twine around the panel and then mounted it to a top folding cream card base with foam adhesive. And for the finishing touch I added a scattering of Hero Arts Orange Metallic Decor!



Thanks for reading today and thanks once again to the amazing Kelly for being a guest today! Be sure to check out her blog for lots of inspiration!

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  1. Anything with “Thanks” in it and these colors reminds me of my favorite time of year — fall. Lovely!!!

  2. I love the hombre effect of the background stamp. Kelly always brings style and pizzazz to all her projects. Thanks.