Thankful Card

By  Lisa Somerville 

size: 4-1/4"x5-1/2"

  • Thankful Card


  • Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
  • My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Collection Citron Paper
  • Scrap paper
  • Dark brown gems, three


  • Heat tool
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grid Blocks
  • Kitchen Sink Stamps Stamps: Multi-Step Big Leaves, 3-step Turkey Trot
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Gathered Twigs, Dried Marigold, Crushed Olive
  • Ranger Clear Detail Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool
  • Stamp cleaner
  • Paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, sponge dauber
  • 1. Make 4-1/4"x5-1/2" cream top-fold card.
  • 2. Cut smaller orange and brown cardstock panels; layer and adhere to card.
  • 3. Using photo as guide, cut Citron paper strip to fit bottom of brown panel, leaving narrow border visible at sides and bottom. Sponge edges with Gathered Twigs ink; adhere to panel. Adhere gems as shown.
  • 4. Cut cream panel to fit top of brown panel. Randomly stamp multiple leaves over panel as detailed in Steps 5-7. After stamping all layers of first leaf, sprinkle wet ink with embossing powder; heat set with heat tool. Emboss each leaf as it is completed.
  • 5. Ink Small Leaf #2 Ripe Persimmon, stamp off on scrap paper, and then stamp panel. Repeat with Small Leaf #1 in Mustard Seed and #3 in Festive Berries. Stamp off onto scrap paper each time before stamping cream panel. Emboss leaf.
  • 6. Ink Medium Leaf #2 Dried Marigold, stamp off, and stamp panel. Repeat with Medium Leaf #1 in Crushed Olive and #3 in Gathered Twigs. Emboss leaf.
  • 7. Ink Large Leaf #3 Evergreen Bough, stamp off, and stamp panel. Repeat with Large Leaf #2 in Iced Spruce, #1 in Mustard Seed, and #4 in Gathered Twigs. Emboss leaf.
  • 8. Stamp Gathered Twigs sentiment onto cream cardstock; trim to fit brown panel as shown. Sponge edges with Gathered Twigs ink. Adhere sentiment to panel.
  • Tip
  • 1. Use this technique to create custom gift wrap for fall giving or stamp a single leaf on a manila shipping tag for ultra-quick presentation.