Sunday, November 7, 2021

Tall & Slim and Thankful

      If I was tall and slim, I'd definitely be thankful but the tall/slim part actually refers to the slimline card I made in my role as a Guest Designer for the Monday Greetings challenge at The Outlawz (which seems to be a little bit late posting today.)  The sponsor is Twinkle Lane Designs, and the Helenium Flowers image is one of my favorites.  It really colored up nicely in autumn colors.

     I colored with ProMarkers and gel inks, then cut the image with an octagon die from QuicKutz.  The center ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I made the fall wreath by cutting tiny leaves (Cheery Lynn dies) from colored CS, gluing them in layers in a wreath shape.  I added itty bitty corn ears, a flower made from layering petal cuts (Spellbinders dies) and adding a bead to the center, and two gem embellies (a butterfly and a round dot) at the bottom of the wreath. 

     The sentiment was written in gold paint pen onto a wood grain banner (fussy cut) and the autumn leaves are stickers from Recollections.  I had it all put together, then decided I needed something in the middle of the wreath, so found the little tag that says "Autumn", sewed thread into the top and glued the middle of the thread to the underside of the topmost leaf so that it hangs free.  Nothing CAS about this one!  lol

Colors came from the inspiration at My Favorite Things.

Butterfly  (all 3 colors)
Double Trouble (tall/thin dies/T = thankful/ taupe/ tree leaves/ thread)

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Mrs A. said...

Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden and also for introducing me to a new digi company. I love this beautiful image you have chosen to use here on your garden. Hugs Mrs A.

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful card you created with these wonderful details and gorgeous autumnal colors! Love how you made the wreath with die cuts and the stamp is so pretty!
Thank you so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge as well as partner challenge Double Trouble!
Ellibelle's Corner

Darlene said...

So beautiful Connie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘A Walk in the Woods’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
Please stop in for a visit!

P.S. Don't forget we still have FALL as the theme over on our FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE

Donna Scholz said...

Connie, such a beautiful card full of T's for our Double Trouble challenge! Love all the textures and fall colors you used! Thank you for sharing your card and creative talents with us at DT!!! -Donna

Arlene said...

Lovely Fall card! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas,

Alyson Mayo said...

This is such a terrific card for autumn - love the wreath and the sunflowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

Gorgeous fall card, I love how you assembled the wreath. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble!

Kathy Krug said...

Gorgeous design. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you join us again.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love your slimline with all the fall embellishments... beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Ellibelle's.

papercraftingprincess said...

Beautiful fall card. Thanks for playing along with us at Double Trouble.

Melanie R said...

Such a lovely fall card, Connie! Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #69.

Heather said...

Very pretty!! Love all your fall leaves!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Monika Skinner said...

Lovely autumnal card! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations' Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!