Sunday, November 21, 2021

Heartfelt Thanks, Before/After Turkey

Hello and welcome.  Today I'm playing along with a couple of challenges over at Splitcoaststampers among others.  My first card uses both some old and a new stamp (NBUS) sets.  I started out by stamping the lighthouse scene and boats (Mark's Finest Papers now closed) in memento tuxedo black ink and colored using prismacolor watercolor pencils with a blender marker.  I then used a Picket Fence Studios slimline cloud stencil, along with their blending brushes to create the background clouds.  After stamping the saying from a Hero Arts set I received as a gift, I was ready to assemble the card adhering it using some faux brads.  The final touches were waterfall ice stickles and a Sakura 3D glaze pen for the birds.

Challenges entered:
Splitcoaststampers MMTPT693 - Something Old, Something New  (old - MFP stamp sets, new - Hero Arts Good Friends set)
My second card uses an old, old, old Hanna Stamps (now closed) Thanksgiving set I've had for years and never used.  Why? I have no idea. For this one, I decided to go with a bit of snarky humor.  After stamping the turkey (live and cooked) in memento black, I colored them with Castle Art pencils before stippling some more mustard around the colored panel.  Once that was finished, and layered, I added some brads and faux sewing before laying aside to work on my card.  The card base has three different Thanksgiving images stamped in more mustard to make the background.  After adding my layered panel, I color spritzed a SU close to cocoa marker over the entire card before adding some tan fibers and googlie eyes to finish it off.  

Challenges entered:
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and a fabulous Thanksgiving week.

Lighthouse card:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers; Hero Arts 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Milled Lavender, Broken China; Adirondack Caramel
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up
Accessories: Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, Blender Markers, PFS Slimline Cloud Stencil, PFS Blending Brushes, Ice Stickes, 3D Glaze Pen, MS 2-Way Glue Pen, Small Hole Punch

Thanksgiving Turkey
Stamps: Hanna Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin Up
Card Stock: Neenah White Scraps; Stampin Up
Accessories: Castle Art Pencils, Fiber, PFS Blending Brushes, Color Spritzer Tool, Googlie Eyes, Ranger Glossy Accents, SU Close To Cocoa Marker


  1. Poor Mr. Turkey...but appropriately funny. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  2. Your lighthouse card house is beautiful... and your lighthouse card is hilarious! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  3. Thanks for playing with The Sisterhood, Jo x

  4. Great scene you created. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create. ANesha

  5. Beautiful colourful scene..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. LOL!! Great take on our challenge! That poor turkey! LOL! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  7. Nice Thanks for getting Naughty with the Sisterhood.

  8. Ohhhhhhhhh my goodness, that poor turkey!!!
    Thanks for getting naughty with the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

  9. Great card. Thanks for joining in our November 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  10. Love your lighthouse scene - so peaceful.

    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge.

    Helen x