POW! What an explosion of color! At first as I was thinking about how I wanted this card to look, I never would have thought I'd end up with this Moroccan print. But the colors were right...and the more I looked at it, the more I thought...why not?
The focal point (I think?) is this sweet basket of gourds, stamped with Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake. I used my Blender Pen and colored in the gourds with Pumpkin Pie, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, and Old Olive. Then I snipped it out and set it on a Very Vanilla scalloped circle. I wanted the little shadow to show on the lower left, but cutting it out didn't look good to me. So I stamped the whole stamp onto the Vanilla circle before gluing the basket down. Problem solved! The Vanilla circle is glued to a Soft Suede scalloped circle that is one size larger.
"Thankful" comes in the Acorny Thank You stamp set. I stamped it with Cajon Craze onto Vanilla and snipped it out. I just tucked one side under the gourds before gluing.
Burlap Ribbon stretches across the middle of the Moroccan print and that piece is glued to a Soft Suede base. I used Dimensionals to attach the circular piece. Tip: Place them on the top and bottom instead of the sides. That way it anchors to the card instead of the ribbon (which wouldn't hold well.)
On the inside I glued two 1/2" strips of the same DSP, then stamped a greeting from Basket of Wishes. I love the sentiment: "Giving Thanks for the Blessing of You."
Giving thanks for you, my blog followers! I appreciate your interest and I hope that I am sparking a little bit of creativity and desire for sharing homemade kindness. Thank you, all!