Friday, November 2, 2018

Give Thanks - Sizzix Autumn Side Orders

I just love fall and although the temptation is always to move from Halloween right into Christmas, I always like to stop and give Thanksgiving the attention it deserves. The Autumn Side Order set allows you to do just that too!
I mean, how can you resist those adorable little acorns? Be still my heart. I have acorns throughout my Thanksgiving decor: metal, wooden, glittered, painted, burlap, raffia, and even glass. Yes, I have mad acorn love.
This little Thanksgiving card is so utterly me. From the aged brick, to the cream pumpkin and those precious little acorns, all grounded by the wooden frame. 

To age the brick, I ran some Coordinations white kraftcore through my Vagabond 2 in the Brick Texture Fade. Before embossing it, I inked the raised portions of the texture fade with Ground Espresso Archival Ink and that is what gave it the brown color in the indentations. I did the same with the Distress Mixed Media Heavystock that I colored with various brown Distress inks and then when I went to run the brown heavystock through the 3-D lumber texture fade, I inked the raised portions with Archival ink and that made the texture of the wood grain stand out.
This card is really very simple to make and could be used as an invitation to a Thanksgiving celebration, or a decor item if mounted on a Framed Panel or Burlap Panel, or even turned on its side and used as a placecard.

The Sizzix Alterations used to make this card were:
Brick Texture Fade
3-D Lumber Texture Fade
Stacked Baroque
Autumn Side Order
Alphanumeric Script

1 comment:

nancy buzzard said...

Such a simply elegant card; the colors are perfect for the autumn season, including Thanksgiving. Love all the die cuts!