Gratitude Pumpkins

by Joanne James30. October 2023 19:36

Today I'm sharing a card that I made at the weekend that was just for fun as I wanted to play along with a few challenges:

      

I still had the (retired) 'Well Defined' stamp set out on my desk having made this card and another of the sentiments in the set was just perfect to make a card inspired by the current Time Out Challenges quote:

"When we focus on our gratitude, 
the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes on"
Kristin Armstrong

I used the palette over at Color Throwdown - I love the balance of bright orange with pale blue and cream - and the pumpkin inspiration over at Just Add Ink - to create my pumpkin-packed, card full of thanks - take a look:

 

I saw this card by Martin Stone last week and loved the idea of a bold sentiment overlaid on a slimline card, so decided to use the same design principles for my card. I added a light stencilled houndstooth pattern in Balmy Blue to my vanilla card base, followed by a panel featuring a selection of layered stamped and diecut pumpkins and overlaid this with my bold fussy cut 'gratitude' sentiment.

I used the retired set 'Sophisticated Serifs' which is very similar in size and style to the current online exclusive 'Classic Letters' stamp set. I added the rest of my sentiment that paired with this along with a few extra pumpkins inside my card:

 

This card took a little while, but I love the finished look and the combination of the bold sentiment on the front and detail inside that for me really does some up what gratitude is all about. I do like to send thank you cards, so these are the kind of cards that there are never enough of and I will definitely be sending this to a worthy recipient.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/30/2023 9:49:50 PM #

Wowza! This is amazing! My favorite pumpkin stamps, curlicues and all, and what a feat, to have fussy-cut all those letters!  Totally worth the effort, it's wonderful!

Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
10/31/2023 9:08:46 AM #

Very elegant and a real showstopper Joanne. Love that cluster of pumpkins, the sentiment rather than detracting or distracting actually draws your eye in! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
10/31/2023 11:47:21 AM #

Lovely use of the inspiration Joanne. The colours work beautifully and the sentiment/pumpkin design is really effective. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/1/2023 9:28:39 PM #

This is fabulous! I'd have never thought of pairing up with the Balmy Blue but it looks amazing! The slimline format is stylish and the stencilled background adds a lovely rustic touch.

Deb Horst
Deb HorstUnited States
11/1/2023 11:54:34 PM #

Joanne, this is just gorgeous!!  I love your arrangement of these pumpkin dies...beautifully put together!!   Thanks for playing along with the quote challenge over at Time Out challenges. Such a beautiful take on this quote…gratitude is everything!! -Deb Horst, Guest Designer #TOC250

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
11/3/2023 2:37:18 PM #

Joanne... running a bit late due to a trip home to see mom... know that I love the fall pumpkin...the background paper was an inspired choice! Thanks so much for joining and sharing at Time Out this week.

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