Grateful For You Card

Use stencils and Distress Stains to create the perfect backdrop to express your gratitude during Thanksgiving!
By  Linda Beeson 



Strathmore Watercolor Paper

Turquoise cardstock

Ranger Liquid Pearls


Die cut machine
Acrylic blocks

Kite Stencil Honeycomb Stencil

Simon Says Stamps Autumn Blessings Set

My Favorite Things Primitive Pumpkins Set

Ranger Distress Stain: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Tie Dye, Faded Jeans

Clearsnap: White Colorbox Stamp Pad, White Embossing Powder

Fiskars cutter 

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1. Create 4¼”x6” top-fold card from turquoise cardstock. 

2. Place honeycomb stencil over watercolor paper and dab Distress Stains, one color at a time. Spritz with water to allow ink colors to run together. 

3. Stamp two pumpkins and wreath on scrap watercolor paper with white ink and emboss with white embossing powder. Cut out with matching dies.  Give each piece a spritz of water and apply Distress Stain colors as desired.

4. Stamp sentiment in left lower corner of stamped watercolor panel. Adhere wreath and two pumpkins to watercolor panel as shown. Adhere one pumpkin with foam tape for added dimension.

5. Add two dots of Liquid Pearl to pumpkins. Adhere any additional embellishments as desired.