Sunday, November 6, 2016

Acorny Gratitude PP320

Hi peeps!  Here we are, rolling on into November.  I can't believe it.  I don't even want to think about Christmas yet!  It's finally feels like fall here in North Florida and I'm thankful for that!  Sweet Laurie is our hostess this week at The Paper Players where we are celebrating just that....being thankful:
I have much to be thankful for and try to remind myself of that as often as possible.  I like sending cards for Thanksgiving to the people in my life that I am thankful for so it was with that in mind that I created today's card:
I havent' used the Acorny Thank You stamp set in ages and I was so happy to see it return to the 2016-2017 catalog.  I thought it was the perfect set for this week's fabulous sketch over at Create with Connie & Mary.  The Cable Knit embossing folder sets off the acorns nicely and I wanted to mimic a cozy sweater in Very Vanilla.  The acorns are kinda like a necklace on the sweater in pretty jewel tones of Deligthful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo and Cajun Craze.
The acorn toppers look gold here but I promise you, they are punched from Copper Foil paper. I thought they needed to be "grounded" by something--I didn't like them just floating--so I added two oak leaves from the Vintage Leaf set and cut with the coordinating Framelits.  Of course, I added a little Wink of Stella to the leaves and acorns because, well...why not?!  The Linen Thread was just looped behind the acorns and attached with glue dots.

It's really a simple card and while I strayed from the sketch a little bit, I think you can see the inspiration:

For even more inspiration, check the rest of The Paper Players design team.  I hope you will consider joining us before our challenge closes on Friday, November 11th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

The Paper Players Design Team


16 comments:

laurie said...

I just used that stamp set yesterday at a friends house! We were making fall cards. I like how you backed the acorns on the embossed background, I LOVE that texture. Sweet fall card and a great design!

Have a great day!

Nancy said...

Very pretty card Nance, love the cable knit EF, perfect back drop for a Fall card.
The acorns are adorable and fabulous cap of Copper color to set them off and they look well situated on the greenery.

Colleen Begley said...

Love these oh so colorful acorns, Nance. Such a happy and fun fall card.

Tracy May said...

Love the copper acorn stalks and the lovely colours of the acorns. Your card has a great feel to it! Just lovely. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, I LOVE this fun card! Those colorful acorns are the best with their copper tops! How smart! I have this embossing folder and have not used it. You have inspired me to pull it out! Whoever receives this card will cherish it! Have a wonderful week, My Friend! And yes, Fall is finally in the air in ATL! XXX

Jenny Engelke said...

Warm, cozy, and fun all at the same time! The bed of leaves under the acorns is such a wonderful addition to your creation! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Hannelie said...

I LOVE that amazing embossing folder! So perfect Nance!
Beautiful card!

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous! I do LOVE that Cable Knit embossing behind the acorns...a very pretty necklace indeed! Thanks for playing along with the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

libbystamps said...

What a GORGEOUS card Nance! I love it! So warm and fallish in feeling!

Brent Scheffer said...

The knit embossing really make the four acorns standout! Lots of warmth and fun!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Oh I just love the cable knit background, gives this card such a cosy feel!

Lisa Martz said...

Such a pretty card with so many details! Love the bed of leaves the acorns are on. The pretty gold thread and the cable knit background. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Joanne James said...

I love those bright and colourful acorns against the cable knit sweater Nance - so reminiscent of fall sweater weather days. I like the base of sparkly leaves too - they are a great base for those fall acorns. Gorgeous!

Linda Callahan said...

Warm and cozy like a beautiful fall sweater! Love every detail!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance this is just stunning. The rich cable knit, the gorgeous colors, the foil accents all make for a glorious creation!

Michelle said...

Love what you did with the sketch. I like the colorful acorns against the subtle background colors. All of the textures are great.