I've done so much CAS in the last several days that it felt like it was time for something considerably more fancy -- in fact, nearly overdone. :-D I chose this image from AuroraWings, called "The Sisterhood" and decided to make a Thank You card which could also be used as a Thanksgiving greeting. I'll probably use it to thank my hostess on Thanksgiving Day. Anything which keeps me from having to do all the prep and clean up for the family Thanksgiving celebration deserves a huge thank you!
I based my design on the sketch from
The image is colored with ProMarkers and chalks, then die cut. I cut two mats (one from dp and one from CS which I've been hoarding) with a larger die from that same set and offset them slightly. The sentiment is computer generated and also die cut and matted. The background dp is from DCWV's "Autumn Melody" stack. Both gold ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the bow is three separate bows stacked together to make a triple bow. The lace which is wrapped across the middle and also along the edge was a hoarded scrap that was in my stash. The flower I added to the bow is from Recollections.
OK, I admit -- it felt good to make something that wasn't CAS. I just needed to know I could still do these. I have come to love CAS but this creation pleases me almost as much as discovering that I CAN do CAS when I put my mind to it!
Chalk and Stock
House That Stamps Built
Little Miss Muffet
I hope your weekend went well and that you managed to get a lot accomplished. The holidays are nearly upon us and things will begin to get crazy from this point on. Time to start thinking about Christmas shopping if you haven't already started. I'm not going to make you jealous by telling you that mine is already finished. :-D Happy Stamping. NanaConnie