Saturday, November 26, 2016

Let the Thanks Continue

The Thanksgiving Crusade continues on for another week so don't forget to enter your thanks/Thanksgiving card over there for a chance to win a gift card to the online vendor of your choice. Many thanks to those who have already entered!

Today's card is one of several thank-you cards I made last week. This is a time of year for saying thanks, whether for Thanksgiving or for holiday presents. Today's card is not very Christmas-y except for the green, but it's layered up prettily, don't you think?

The layout of images was inspired by THIS PIN, but the multiple white layers happened sort of by accident. Without any mats, the simple image looked far too plain, but I didn't want to edge the piece with silver or gold...the white on white was--to my thinking--the best way to let that green pop off the card. The images were inked with markers, spritzed with water, and then stamped for that soft faux-watercolor effect. The many crisp white lines of the mats add contrast to the soft green with its organic, blurred curves.

Bling needs no reason or excuse.

I hope you all had a lovely week, wherever you are and whatever celebrating you did or did not do. Thanksgiving is such a lovely holiday break from commercialism, and a wonderful transition to the joys of Christmas. I decorated my house yesterday for the holidays...everything but the tree, which we will chop down next weekend.

Whatever your holiday traditions, I pray you and your family and friends find joy, hope, love, and peace in them.

stamps: Papertrey, StampinUp
ink: Hero Arts charcoal
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestones, water spritzer, markers (Green galore from StampinUp and cottage green from Memento)

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