For this card I started with the base card. Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock for two reasons. First, it’s a good medium weight cardstock and second when you want the front one color and you want to stamp on white for the inside. Or, as I did, stencil a background for my fall inside. Their Soft Finish Cardstock is colored on one side and white on the other side. The base card measures 5″ x 7″. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1116 – Stitched Circles
Cut the circle out of the front of the base card using the second largest die and then out of the same cardstock nest this die into the largest die. Secure with tape on the non blade side of the nested 2 dies. Cut both a circle frame from yellow and white cardstock. Adhere the yellow over the front circle and the white frame over the inside of the circle.
The next step is to stencil the inside right of the card using my all time favorite stencil! Elizabeth Craft Designs: Earth and Sky Stencil I have used this stencil for the sky on any of my cards that were an outdoor scene. (At least 50 cards) If you don’t have it GET IT!
On the Elizabeth Craft Designs You Tube channel there is a tutorial of Susan Tierney Cockburn using this stencil. I always use Pan Pastels but you could use ink too.
Next using Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1467 – Words 3 – Happy Holidays
Cut the “happy thanksgiving” sentiment from brown cardstock.
The two die sets I used for the tree and wheelbarrow for the inside unfortunately are retired but they are: 781 – All Seasons Tree by Karen Burniston and 933 – Wheelbarrow by Elizabeth Craft Designs. The leaves are 3 dies from the “all seasons tree” set.
The grass strip across the bottom of the circle on the front and back of the card is also a retired set from Karen Burniston 914 – Outdoor Edges.
I hope you’ll join the challenge this week because we love to see what you will do with this sketch! Crazy4Challenges
Other Products Used:
Beacon’s Kid’s Choice glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus