A Handmade Thanksgiving Card They Just Might Keep!
I started with some Crumb Cake Card Stock for the card base. I used Early Espresso ink to sponge along the outside edges and the front where the slats would be. I had to determine the size of the top layer, knowing I’d be cutting it into three pieces. Doing a little math I determined if I cut it at 5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ I could cut it into even thirds of 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″. Of course I stamped it before cutting it down.
I thought one of the lighter shades from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack would provide me the perfect look for the pallets and would still be light enough to stamp the flowers on.
All the images used on this hanging pallet card came from the Painted Harvest stamp set, which you can pick up individually or you can save 15% when you purchase it in the Painted Harvest Bundle, which also includes the new Leaf Punch.
I stamped the card sentiment on the front first in Early Espresso. That way I wouldn’t accidentally stamp the other images too far over and not leave enough room for the greeting. The flowers, leaves, and “dots” were then stamped randomly, masking the first flower so I could created the illusion of dimension. The ink colors I used are shown below:
HINT: Did you know that you can click on any of the colors above and it will show you everything Stampin’ Up! currently offers that includes that color? Pretty cool, huh?!?
I debated whether to add the hanger or not, but I’m glad I did. The recipient will be able to hang this card wherever they want. They could even cut off the back part of the card if they want so it will hang a little better. I used the 1/8″ punch to punch the holes, and then cut two segments in of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to create the hanger, knotting them in the front and fraying the ends.
Click on the photos below for more information about each of the supplies used to create this handmade Thanksgiving card.