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Sun 13

Autumn Thanks
by Trina Pham


Hello and happy Sunday. Thanksgiving is tomorrow here in Canada, so that was the inspiration for this simple watercolor thank you card.  I don’t make autumn themed cards very often, but the beautiful Grateful Autumn stamp set from the holiday release sure makes it easy when the need arises.

Started by diecutting a rectangle panel from mixed media paper using the second largest die from Recrangle Basics die set. Ink smooshed Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey and Gathered Twigs distress oxide inks in the top right corner, ensuring to dry with a heat tool in between each color.  Stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed the Grateful Autumn image with Liquid Platinum embosding powder. 


I love rich vivid autumn colors, so watercolored with red and orange Zig markers without adding too much extra water.  For some texture, spritz with water and splattered with white gouache paint.  I thought gold splatters would have gotten lost in all that yellow.


The Thanks Jotted script sentiment was die cut from gold foil paper and its shadow from black.  Assembled the panel onto a split black/white card base to finish.  Very simple.  Before I go I want to wish my fellow Canadians a happy thanksgiving, and everyone a wonderful week.  Thank you for stopping by.





Very beautiful TFS

Wonderful Autumnal colours and so very pretty x

Great choice of colours, so perfect for fall season! Love your watercolouring and the big sentiment!

Gorgeous Fall leaves and extra elegant with the embossed outline! Love the contrast with the smooshed background corner and the white splatters are just perfect!

so pretty in fall colours Trina.

Gorgeous fall colors of the maple leaves and the background, Trina! You don't use these colors very often, but the card is as fabulous as the ones with your favorite blues. The gold foil sentiment brilliantly stands out with the black shadow beneath.
Hideko xx

Gorgeous card, love the background and those leaves are amazing, so much movement in each leaf! Another fabulous card, Trina! Heart Hugs, Colleen

WOW! Another stunning card Trina! Love the beautiful colours of your watercoloured background and maple leaves. The gold foiled sentiment is just perfect with these colours. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Gorgeous, love how you did the background and great color on the leaves!

Your autumn card is simply beautiful. The leaves look stunning against the smooshed background and soft shine sentiment.

Wonderful autumn colours in both the smooshed background and the leaves. Love the gold of the sentiment against it all.

Beautiful fall card. I love the warm colors you used. The golden background is the perfect backdrop for those gorgeous leaves. Thanks for sharing!

Beautiful fall colors. Your card wonderful.

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