Acorns for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Acorns - by karen @ carefree creations

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I played along with the recent Retro Sketch #185. This is an awesome sketch!

I also added in the PTI October color play. I never would have thought to stamp acorns with Terracotta if it wasn’t for this color combo!

My leaves are two-toned which I accomplished by sponging the green ink onto the orange-inked stamp.

So I originally stamped the background – but that so did NOT work! I decided instead of trashing the card base, I’d cover it up with paper. And this gave me the perfect opportunity to break out my MISTI. I bought this tool months ago but I’ve only used it one other time (and that was just because I was stamping onto watercolor paper and I wanted the assurance that I could re-stamp the images to ensure good coverage). This time, I pulled out my MISTI because I knew my sentiment would flow from the paper to the card base and I wanted it lined up perfectly. Eeeek – I am in love! This was so blasted easy and perfect!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Thanksgiving
Stamps: Autumn Acorns (PTI);
Ink: Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate (PTI);
Cardstock: Vintage Cream cardstock, Limeade Ice patterns, Dark Chocolate cardstock (PTI);
Other: Autumn Acorns dies (PTI); Branch with Leaves die (MFT);

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