September 28, 2010

a card for thanksgiving

Hi, everyone!
 It's already Tuesday, here! Today, I posted a card which was finished about a week ago, because I was very busy last week, and couldn't do it.
 It looks like autumn season has begun around our region finally. But it was over 30C when I made the card. It's cool down at the moment - 22C at 2:05AM - . It's really comfortable! :) :) :)
I've been hearing about severe weathers or disaster hits here and there over the world by some TV news. Please take good care of yourself and your family members!

 Well, here is my thanksgiving card for the Hero Arts September challenge Round 2.
 Made this background to use three stamps, those were Misty Garden, Maple leaf from Season of Giving clear set and Circle Doily by Hero Arts. And then, decorated with layers of several papers, ribbons, clear circle and the stamped leaves.
* My Pin Oak leaf stamp is from © 2007 'More Real Leaves' set.
You can find it in the brand new poly clear set CL457 Real Leaves -probably, it looks like that the size is different from mine -, or the similar design in the digikit Foliage.

And this is a partial closeup photo.
 Wanted to take the crackle effects into the leaves, because I saw several beautiful works by other Flickr group members. So I used both crackle and glossy accents by Ranger for my leaves, already stamped with Distress Inks and put Perfect Pearls on each. The reason I used both glossy glues was the difference of the time for dry. I added Glossy Accents for the veins of a leaf soon after covered all with Crackle Accents. The powders of the Perfect Pearls float in the area which almost covered with Crackle Accents.
 But my autumnal card is almost the same as my last year's. I'm really ashamed of it.

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Design Blocks Misty Garden / S5097, More Real Leaves / LL685,
                Poly Clear Season of Giving / CL361, Cling Circle Doily / CG168
Other supplies:
Bazzill and American Craft CS, Basic Grey PP
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Toffee, Versa Magic / Sahara Sand
Ranger Distress Ink / Wild Honey, Tattered Rose, Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Satin
            Perfect Pearls / Red, Kiwi, Green, Bronze, Glue / Crackle and Glossy Accents
            Distress Stickles Tarnished Brass
Hero Arts Clear Circle, ribbons, button, paper code, Fiskars Punch

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week!


  1. What to be ashamed of? It's perfect! Love the colors and the effects of the glossy and the crackle!

  2. Oh my! Anita, thanks for your generous comment! (I think this all shows limited imagination...)

  3. this is gorgeous, Tomo! don't be ashamed! there is nothing wrong with using a beautiful design over and over again. i do that all the time!! seriously, i love the beautiful stamping and the colors are so pretty! love your crackled leaves, too! this is a winner in my book! LOVE IT! =)

  4. OH MY Tomo this is stunning!!!!!!!!! love it :) stunning and more stunning

  5. Saw this over on flickr! Wow, the details are amazing, and I love your big leaf clusters!

  6. Tomo. This is a stunning card. Love the colours of the leaves.... glad your weather is cooling a bit.... won't be long till it is winter in your part of the world and you will be wishing for the warm weather.

  7. beautiful design, I love everything about this fall card!!! wonderful :)

  8. Thank you so much for your so kind words!!! :)


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