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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Happy Harvest Blessings

Hello and Happy Thursday,

Last night I made a couple of Fall/Thanksgiving cards while watching the Olympics on TV. I've watched just a few nights for these Olympics. I guess mostly because we were on vacation when they started.

This first card uses the colors of Kraft, Gray and White from this week's Color Throwdown Challenge, and the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches. Since the stamp set is over a year old, I'm also entering it into the Retro Rubber Challenge where it's "anything goes" this week.

The stamp set is from Stampin' Up and it's called Country Home. I stamped the water can using GKD Soft Stone ink and colored it with colored pencils. I cut a mask for the can then stamped the fall arrangement using GKD Kraft ink and shaded some of the images with a Kraft colored pencil. While the mask was still in place, I stamped the tile image in a darker gray shade using a block. I was very pleased with how well I was able to get it to line up perfectly with each stamping. The panel is cut out with the dies from the GKD Master Layouts 2. I used Stormy Skies card stock for the mat and Kraft card stock for the card base. I thought the twine added to the "country" theme and the sentiment is from the same stamp set.

I made the second card using the GKD Wreath Builder System. All of the stamped images are from the GKD Autumn Wreath Builder stamp set, and all of the inks and card stock are from GKD as well.

After stamping the images, I used the GKD Master Layouts 3 dies to cut the panel and the mat. The circle dies are from the Master Layouts 5 die set. I added some bling in the form of coper sequins around the card. This is a 4.5 x 4.5 inch square card.

I hope you all have a lovely Thursday. Thanks for looking in,



Stamps: Country Home set by Stampin' Up, Autumn Wreath Builder Set by Gina K Designs, GKD card stock in Kraft, Layering Weight White, Storm Skies, Tangerine Twist, Fresh Asparagus, GKD inks in Kraft, Soft Stone, Stormy Skies, Dark Sage, Fresh Asparagus, Honey Mustard, Prickly Pear, Faded Brick, Tomato Soup, Tangerine Twist, Faber Castel Polychromos Colored Pencils, GKD Master Layouts dies, twine, sequins, Misti, Gemini Jr, GKD Wreath Builder System, SU Dimensionals


  1. Love the way you used the neutral palette on the first card, Colleen! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

  2. These are both cute cards and I love the Fall feel! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. Very pretty cards. Your first card for the Color Throwdown has the perfect stamps for those colors and you did a great job with the sketch as well. I like the pretty fall colors on your second card.

  4. What lovely cards! I love your colors and that gorgeous stamp on your FMS card. Thanks so much for joining us this week.

  5. Colleen, it's a pleasure to see you in the gallery. You never disappoint, there's always a treasure to share. Love, love the pretty colours and rustic feel in your harvest blessings card. Thank you for sharing with us again at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  6. The harvest blessings card is perfect. I love the rustic feel you have created with the twine and your use of kraft cardstock, the stamped tile is wonderful, I really feel kitchen counter vibes. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT


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