I cut the same leaf shape twice, once in patterned paper and once in vellum, using the negative of the patterned paper as (raised) background over my yellow card base. I also cut an acorn out of cardstock for added contrast. I like clean designs but I often add and mix textures. That is my purpose with the enamel dots, stitched outline, string bow and ribbon banner.
To finish off, I stamped a sentiment from the new Be Thankful stamp set directly on the background. I love the mix of fonts and the size of this sentiment and I even used it again on my second card.
This second card was inspired by the Fall Leaves stamp set. I loved the small leaves and berries in this set and really wanted to show off their design. I masked and sprayed white cardstock with two different warm fall colors and stamped three clusters of leaves and berries on the edges.
I am planning on sending these to family for Thanksgiving and I hope to have inspired you to do the same!
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