Wednesday, October 21, 2020

TCC142 Thankful Pumpkins

 Hi peeps!  It's time for a new Card Concept challenge, and Julie has a beautiful seasonal photo to whet our creative appetite:

I have never grown hydrangeas, but I sure do think they're pretty!  But for today's card, my eye was drawn to those pumpkins as well as the pretty wording on the aluminum bucket!  I had bought a 12x12 package of fall scrapbooking papers a couple of years back because I just loved the pumpkins on one of the pages, and I don't think I've ever used it (I could be hoarding it, LOL), so I forced myself to pull it out and create a Clean and Layered card for today:

The background paper already had the pumpkins on it, but I stamped the words on it in Sahara Sand, using an older Impression Obsession stamp set that I've had for a LONG time!  I love how it adds such a subtle interest to the background!  The main image was a scrap image that I trimmed and diecut and layered on top; I used another panel to stamp "thanks" in Soft Suede ink and diecut it with a stitched tag die, then embellished with an enamel dot:

I am also entering this in the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge; I flipped the sketch a little because my pumpkin is at the bottom, but hopefully that's okay!

What will inspire you from this photo? Please share it with us at The Card Concept, and tell us what your "concept" is....there is a page on the blog that describes all the styles, and the DT has descriptions of their style as well!  Can't wait to see what you create!

And here are my pumpkins (and a little lost impatiens petal!) on my porch step; the orange ones were bought at an Amish market, but the green one was a gift from our neighbor.  He has a green thumb and continually shares his garden bounty with this card will be going to him!  

Thanks for stopping in today...enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Autumn (Impression Obsession), Elegant Florals -sentiment (
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Thankful Heart DSP (Recollections)
 Ink Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Accessories Enamel Dot (W+9), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Tags (Pretty Pink Posh)


Rachelle Oltean said...

What a beautiful card and a great take on the sketch! I understand why you would have held onto that pattern paper for awhile before finding the perfect's gorgeous! This is a wonderful project in every way! Take care!
Rachelle : )

Heather said...

Wow, LeAnne - that is GORGEOUS pumpkin paper - I'd be hoarding it, too, lol. Gorgeous take on our sketch, and love the sweet Fall colors! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Bonnie said...

Awesome paper, LeAnne! I'd be hoarding that for sure but I'm glad you used it on this fantastic card! A wonderful way to say thanks for that awesome pumpkin!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Gorgeous. So sad the pumpkin is paper and not a stamp I can buy.

I Card Everyone said...

You've take a gorgeous paper and made it better, LeAnne - I think it was waiting for you all along!
Gorgeous pumpkins - and the bearer of that fabulous green one deserves a card as special as this one is!

Basement Stamper said...

love that paper, I thought you had watercolored it until I saw you might have been hoarding paper like I do :-) Great card and Love the 5th grade pic of Cassidy-she's growing up so quickly!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my, such pretty paper! Looks like you held onto it for just the right occasion. Your neighbor with the green thumb will love it!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is absolutely beautiful - I'm swooning over those pumpkins!