Sunday, November 26, 2017

STAMPlorations 3rd Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop & wishlist linky party!

Here is the Blog Hop Link with all the details to play along
and the many amazing prizes!

Here is my Thankful for you card using a new favorite Shirley Bee's "Layered Leaves" stamp set!
I do not have any of the fabulous new STAMPlorations stamps...yet!

Using 3 dies made my CAS design so fun and easy.

I used CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies" for the frame.  Added Die-namics Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window Die.
CUTplorations "Stitched Thankful" Die for my 3rd die cute image.

I used Loll Thompson's Splash Watercolour Background technique to make a background for the stamped and fussy cut "Layered Leaves" by Shirley Bee, die cut Peek-A-Boo Window and die cut Thankful.

I used Distress Oxide inks: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple for my background.  Using one color at a time onto craft mat and spritzing with water then splashed with Strathmore Mixed Media paper, drying between layers.  I love the pretty watercolor effect.

Next I attached the small frame using Tomboy liquid glue and popped up the fussy cut leaves with dimensionals.  Then attached the Thankful and next stamped the SSS  "Lots of Thanks"  sentiment.

Such a fun and easy Thankful CAS card.

Be sure and check out Shery's amazing Blog Hop and wishlist linky party. 

And the Thanksgiving Sale information!

There are gorgeous samples by 36 blog hop stampers using all the new stamp sets and typografia stamps.  You will be impressed.

Hugs and Happy Holiday Stamping my friends.

Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes.

CUTplorations November Theme challenge..I was inspired by the leaf.

Timeout Challenge #97 Inspired by Words.

Stamps: STAMPlorations "Layered Leaves" by Shirley Bee.  SSS "Lots of Thanks".
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: T.H. Distress Oxides: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: CUTplorations  Stitched Thankful and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.  Die-namics from MFT Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window. Craft mat, Spritzer, heat tool. Dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue.


  1. Such pretty colours using the splash technique. Gorgeous layout and such an effective card x Love the stitching and the pop of black too x

  2. Lovely autumn colours! Everytime I see you using the wonky stitches dies I weaken a bit more - I know I'll eventually break down and buy them!

    1. There are only 3 sizes, but the sizes I use 95% of the time. I especially love that the largest is 4 1/4" x 5 1/4". STAMPlorations has their 40% off sale everything except new releases until the 30th:-) Hugs

  3. Great work with the inks! I love how your leaves are floating in front of the window, Nancy. Thanks for playing with us at CUTplorations this month too.

  4. What a gorgeous color for your splash technique and I always love your wonderful framing! Eventually I will need some of those frame dies! Great job with the leaves too. I do enjoy seeing what you do with these stamps!

  5. Oh I love the beautiful splash watercolour effect, Nancy! The layered warm DOX ink colors are so pretty, and the leaf images and the sentiment font are so fun and whimsical!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  6. Loving that watercolour Nancy... Terrific card and Beautifully done!

  7. Beautiful colors, Nancy! I love how you've used the peek-a-boo die for a frame!

  8. LOVE this card. Even more special in real life --- thank you dear friend! xx

    1. I so enjoyed making this card knowing it was going to you my dear friend. Hugs

  9. Oops, I'm a little late. I thought there might be something I missed so I came to check up on you. Nice colors on this and I'm nuts about that big "thankful" die. Also, I've been looking at the Peek-a-Boo Window dies and loving them, but undecided. Now you're tempting me more. All the elements you used came together in a really nice composition. So many fun toys to play with!

    1. Thank you so much my sweet talented forever friend. Happy holidays, Leslie. Hugs

  10. fun card Nancy, I love the colour they really brighten up this wet dreary winter. Beautiful leaves, they look such a fun set to use.

  11. Not sure if my post went through so will try again...
    Great card Nancy...Loll's technique is so great to use in so many ways.
    xx Karen

  12. Nancy, this card is fantastic! I love the colors and all the elements of the stitching through out the card! Great CAS card!

  13. Awesome background you created for those pretty leaves and the frame! I have to check out Loll's technique! Thanks for playing with us at CUTplorations!

  14. Awesome background from which the frame, leaves and sentiment elements are cut - what a wonderful combination of DI colors! Love the edges and the simplicity of this wonderful creation.


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