I love the quote by President Thomas S. Monson “To live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.” I think it is true. Life is sweeter when we look through the challenges and experiences of our lives with gratitude. What better time of year to count our blessings than in the fall, which is why I used fall leaves for embellishments.
I like it so much that I made it again adding a die cut “Thank You” from Karen Burniston.
I have had Nuvo’s Gilded Flakes for sometime and never used them before. I used Be Creative doubled sided tape on the beautiful patterned paper in varying widths. I also adhered them to a wider strip of paper to cut out the sentiments. They are messy, but beautiful.
When you get the stamp set from Altenew they have a few samples of how to use them. Some are the exact size of a card front. I decided to add an additional flower over the top of the sample, which I colored with Copic Markers. Unfortunately, when creating another card this card fell over on to some open red Copic Markers and left marks all over the card front. I decided to stamp an almost exact duplicate of the card. Coloring of the leaves was better on the Neena Classic Crest.
So a friend of mine brought my attention to this stamp and die from Crafter’s Companion. It has two edge dies to cut the border of the stamped image. I decided to add some gold foil striped paper to the bottom of the card and one die cut the one edge of the flowers. Love the way it turned out.
I decided to combine the new Altenew Versatile Vases with Clearly Besotted’s Thanks a Bunch and love the way it turned out. After the card was assembled I felt like it need a little something extra, so I used my ScorBuddy to add some scored diagonal lines to the bottom of the card.