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);

1 thought on “Acorns for Thanksgiving

  1. I’m playing along with retro sketches this week! And your card inspired me to think out of the box Karen. I’m posting it tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration you are so talented.

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