Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Perfect Sentiment Challenge #95 - Layered Thanksgiving

Practicing GRATITUDE has amazing benefits. When I was a child many decades ago, adults reminded us frequently to say thank you to others for any gift or kindness. When we were learning to pray, we were taught to thank God first before asking for something for ourselves. These simple habits were only a beginning. GRATITUDE goes much deeper.  Sometimes it means seeing what we can be thankful for during difficulties.  The eyes of GRATITUDE see beyond our own self interests or circumstances. GRATITUDE even increases after times of great difficulty. Now that I'm older, I hope that I can practice even more GRATITUDE during times of difficulty.

Corrie Ten Boom learned how to be thankful for lice in a concentration camp during World War II. She reminded her sister that because of the lice, the guards didn't come into their building and they could worship and pray.

Our challenge this week at Perfect Sentiment is to make a multi-layered card that expresses Thanksgiving.

I love the CTMH "Always Grateful" sentiment stamp that I used today:  GRATITUDE turns what we have into ENOUGH. The patterned papers are from the CTMH Huntington collection. I used this week's sketch from Mojo Monday. It had great potential for layering, especially if each element was matted.

I used two embossing folders (The Paper Studio Quatrefoil & Sizzix Ornate Swirls) to dress up the Barn Red and Goldrush cardstock. I fussy cut two of the floral images from the patterned paper. The second one was only the flower itself, pop dotted on the larger image (more layering). I also layered two ribbons, very old Autumn Terracotta organdy and a 1/8" satin ribbon. I added a little adhesive to the satin ribbon so it would stay in place while I was tying it.

I hope this gives you some ideas for a card you can share with us at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge.
I also challenge you to find something new for which to be grateful in your circumstances.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Bearly Mine #107 - Ribbon, string, or twine
Mojo Monday #314 - Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Use two of something (2 ribbons, 2 embossing folders)
Shopping Our Stash #122 - old stash (ribbons) and 2 embossing folders
Top 3 Badge

Try It On Tuesday - add Texture (dry embossing and lots of pop dots)
Word Art Wednesday #101 - anything goes with Scripture or encouraging/uplifting sentiment



Marsha said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors, papers, embossing. Beautiful take on the sketch. And such a lovely post today. So true.

Debs said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous embossing.
Thanks for playing along at PTW this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Unknown said...

Vickie this is gorgeous! I might have to CASE this!

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card, love the colour combination and embossing. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

zandra said...

Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT. Hugz, Z

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning creation, great embossing & I just love the sentiment!
Hugs Shell xx

Evil Edna said...

this is so strokable, love the bright deep autumn colours thank you very much for sharing this with us at TIOT.EE

Kristine Porter said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Beautiful! Love the colors. Love the embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

Carmen O. said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the wonderful colors and embossing. Lots of great depth. Well done!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful. Love all the embossing.

paige said...

OMG your card is gorgeous! The warm colors, the sketch, the texture...I love everything about this beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash

Laney said...

Very stylish card Vickie!! beautiful colours too! thanks for joining us at Bearlymine Challenges

Margaret said...

This is so beautiful. I love the colors and your design.

Ellie Knol said...

LOVELY textured card... thanks for joining us at TIOT,
xxx Ellie xxx

SandeeNC said...

Love the textures and colors, ( an that story was amazing, what a way to find the good in a horrible situation!! ) Thanks for playing along with us over at TIOT Texture challenge! I have a mixed media give away on my blog, if you are interested :)