Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches: Giving Thanks

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!

I have a fun new die from Simon Says Stamp that called out to me specifically for this sketch!  I love all of the dies coming out with words integrated as part of the die.

Giving Thanks

Everything came together quickly for me on this card, except for the khaki background.  Plain Khaki looked stark.  I tried embossing folders and even embossed with stencils, I used a stencil and embossing paste, I did the stitching around the outside.  Nothing worked.  Then I remembered this background die by Lil' Inkers called Quilted Stitched Pattern Die.  It's such a nice, warm and comfortable look - I'm going to keep it in a prominent place on my craft desk during the fall and winter holidays!

I hope to see you play along at Freshly Made Sketches.  There are many, many, MANY options with this sketch and I look forward to seeing what you do with it!
  • Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Thanksgiving Table
  • Paper: Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue, Khaki
  • Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Simon Says Stamp Khaki
  • Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Thanksgiving Feast dies, Giving Thanks die, Lil' Inkers Quilted Stitched Pattern die, My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 (the stitching around edge), Simon Says Stamp Fall Festival Sequins


  1. Beautiful Thanksgiving card! Love the pretty quilted background!

  2. The background is perfect and I love love love that die cut!

  3. Oh yes, that background die is just perfect for this gorgeous warm and fuzzy feeling card.

  4. Okay, this card cannot be any more perfect! I love it! Love the die cut "Giving Thanks" and the background! Beautiful colouring! So perfect for Thanksgiving!!!

  5. I think you're right. That background is definitely warm and cozy. And the turkey and pumpkin have got me thinking of the way the house smells at Thanksgiving! Yum!

  6. Kim,this card is amazing!! I SO love this quilted background,it really does fit perfectly for any fall and winter projects!! I think i need to check it out! Yap,another item I've never seen,that i have to have now!! ;) Beautiful job,Kim!!

  7. The quilted background suits its name wonderfully; cozy and warm, indeed! A perfect canvas for the word die (I'm crushing over those, too) and the Thanksgiving images. Giving thanks to you for creating this delight!

  8. I'm so glad you kept playing with it until you decided on the quilted background... it is so perfect with the image. Your coloring is awesome, too! LOVE this card!

  9. Oh wow this is such a cool effect - love the sentiment cut into the main panel!

  10. Yeah, this quilted background is seriously perfect! And I love that "giving thanks" die too. Oh, and the sequins. And the awesome coloring. Well, you get the point. ;-)


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