Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thankful & Grateful


Just finished my entry for the Unity Stamp Company monthly "be inspired" challenge. There's still time so if you'd like to join in click the link:

Here's the inspiration for this month's challenge:


Here's my entry: 

It's so sparkly! I'm pretty happy with how it came out and I love the stamp; it's the SOTW (Stamp of the Week) stamp from last week, I believe. It's called Thankful & Grateful Oak. It's soooo pretty!!!

I stamped the tree on some pretty paper (from BoBunny) cut into a square and embossed it with some copper embossing powder and layered it on gold glitter paper (DCWV Naturals paper pad; 12x12) and dark red. The sketch showed a sort of semi circle shape in the background so I drew one out on the back of the gold glitter paper and cut it out to fit on the background paper from BoBunny Autumn Song collection. I stamped the sentiment that came with the SOTW and embossed that in copper as well. 

The inspiration picture showed some zig zag lines so I decided to try using my sewing machine and stitched around the layered mats using variagated colored thread and a zig zag stitch. For the focal image I decided to leave the thread loosely hanging off the corner but I cut it off on the sentiment. 

I distressed the edges of all the papers with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink. Then I used my Cricut and using the Straight from the Nest cartridge found leaves that I cut at about 1" out of olive green cardstock. I distressed all the leaves with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, & Spiced Marmelade and randomly placed them along the curve of the gold glitter paper. The focal image, the sentiment and a few random leaves are on foam 

That's my fall card and my entry. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a blessed and crafty day. 

Hugs~Bettina :) 


Stamp: Thankful & Grateful Oak by Unity Stamp Company
Inks: VersaMark, Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmelade
Papers: dark red cardstock; olive green cardstock; DCWV Naturals 12x12 paper stack; BoBunny 6x6 Autumn Song Collection
Embossing powder: copper
Misc supplies: ATG gun; Scott 3M foam tape; Tombo monomulti glue; variagated thread


  1. Wow! This is all kinds of gorgeous! TFS!

    1. Thank you so much for your very sweet comment. So glad you stopped by. Hugs~Bettina :)