Card Sketch #13
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"Be Thankful" by Janice Daquila-Pardo
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned papers: We R Memory Keepers; Stamps: Hero Arts, Inkadinkado; Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Versamark Watermark Ink, ColorBox Fluid Chalk
Ink; Embossing powder: Zing! by American Crafts; Flower: Prima Marketing; Tools: Silhouette Cutting Machine, Scor-Pal; Pens: Copic
When I first pick up a sketch, I like to flip it in all directions to see how it best inspires me. With this card’s sketch, I “saw” my design when I flipped it vertically with the strips pointing up. It made me think of a turkey’s tail feathers, so I went with it!
Rather than making this a 5.25 x 4" card that opens from the bottom, I made mine 6 x 6" to open from the right. I went with the larger size because I decided to use this as a Thanksgiving Day booklet. When our guests arrive that day, this booklet will be sitting on the table to act as both a menu and a guest book. We will pass it around and ask each person to sign it, and if they are so inclined, to add a note about what makes them thankful.
I created the base of the turkey with a rosette, and then paper pieced the upper body to match. The notched strips from the sketch make up the tail feathers. And my little turkey wears the flower embellishment!
Of course, I couldn’t put the sentiment where it is on the sketch, so I created a banner to hang above the turkey. I cut the pieces on my Silhouette, used distress ink and a background stamp to give it some character and embossed the message.