Thursday, September 23, 2021

Give Thanks with Glimmer

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

It's time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks.

This week's challenge is All Occasions and I've done a Thanksgiving card.

I used my leaf Glimmer plate and gold foil on Mixed Media paper to get this row of
leaves ready to color.  

To color, I used Distress Markers swiped on my palette picked up with
my waterbrush.

The die cut leaves have been embossed and shaped but the photo doesn't 
show that very well.

I've used Gold foil as a thin mat and for the thin frame.  The sentiment is my favorite
for Thanksgiving and I'm sorry to say it's long been retired.

I hope you'll join us this week at Krafty Chicks with your cards
for Occasions.  And do check out all the awesome cards the Design Team has
to inspire you!

Krafty Chicks - All Occasions
Four Seasons - Anything Goes Fall ( such a beautiful gallery of Fall cards)

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Hand Penned (ret. SU)
Ink:   Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry (DM), Soft Suede (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Gold Foil (SU), Neenah Natural
Other:  Glimmer Foil System (Spellbinders), Autumn Leaf Border Glimmer Plate, Gold Foil (Splbndrs), A2 Thin Frames (SSS), Leaf Die (?), Subtle EF (SU)

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Loll said...

LOVE those gorgeous leaves, Bonnie! I can see the embossing on the leaves that gives them so much depth ... AWESOME! You foiled cards are so amazing, my sweet friend! Another wonderful card for your GD spot at Krafty Chicks!! xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card with wonderful watercoloured Autumnal colours. The gold looks so elegant and I love the font of the sentiment and I love this card Bonnie x. Thank you for the inspiration with your guest designer spot x.

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!! This is a STUNNER Bonnie! I am absolutely loving the gold foiling on cards and really need to get braver and pull mine out more adds so much richness to a card!! And I can see the texture on your leaves just fine Bonnie...they are soooo pretty and between the foiling, texture, and coloring, they all look FABULOUS! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Nstiz said...

This is the epitome of GORGEOUSNESS! WOW! What a wonderful thing to see first thing this morning. Love the foiling and the rich autumn colors. The gold frames finish it off perfectly! Those thin frames are not easy since they easily distort but you did it perfectly!

BożenA said...

WOW! Gilding and beautiful coloring looks stunning! This is one of the most beautiful thanksgiving cards I've ever seen, Bonnie!

Vicky Hayes said...

Those leaves are stunning Bonnie! I love the colours and texture and the touches of gold. Vicky x

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. I can see the embossing on the pretty leaves. Great design. TFs

I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous Autumn leaves - and I love the font of your favorite sentiment, Bonnie!
You're a wonderful guest!

Christine Alexander said...

Every time I see your hot foiling I swoon, your leaves are beautiful♥

Bobby said...

That foiling looks sensational, Bonnie. I love the added border and how you outlineed the sentiment with a little gold frame.

HilaryJane said...

Such lovely shine and colours, just amazing xx

Leanne said...

Gorgeous, love the colors and the gold, very nicely done. Have a great day! L :)

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your GDT spot and love the fabulous Autumn leaves
Carol x

Susan said...

Beautiful leaves! Great use of the thin frame to border the sentiment - love the way it's tilted rather than completely horizontal.

Lisa Elton said...

Love the elegance the gold adds! This is beautiful, Bonnie! You should enter this over at IB, we have a leafy theme this week ;)

Cat Craig said...

I definitely see the gloss and texture on the leaves. Lovely card.

Pat said...

A row of such beautiful leaves Bonnie and I love the colours and the gold foiling is gorgeous..a great font for the sentiment and love the way you have added the thin frame over it, a brilliant card. x

Melanie Hungerford said...

How beautiful! I have been afraid to open the door to foiling, but when I see so many cards with how pretty it is (like yours!) I feel like I need to get on board!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Bonnie - love the richness of the gold and autumnal colours, and the fabulous texture
Stay safe

Ros Crawford said...

Holy Moly this is gorgeous! So breathtaking Bonnie

TK said...

Bonnie, there is SO much beauty here, I just don't know where to focus! I love the gold accents of course, but your coloring almost makes the leaves look metallic. And that scripty sentiment? Wow! Love this one!

Diane said...

Elegant and beautiful! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}

Brenda in IN said...

Oh how gorgeous! The embossing on the leaves is so deep and intricate and the colors are lovely. That gold frame is a great way to frame the sentiment. What an elegant font that is.

Darlene said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie! LOVE those embossed leaves and the colors are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

Please stop in for a visit!

Leslie Miller said...

Pure gorgeousness, just like fall! I saw the embossed texture right away. I'm not at all acquainted with the workings of a hot foil system, but I sure am loving the look it turns out. Your gift for design is a plus, too. So beautiful, Bonnie!

Leslie Miller said...

ps: Sorry, I meant to say "thanks for sharing with us at Four Seasons", but I got so caught up in the beauty of your card I forgot.

Jo said...

You are definitely a fall lover. This foiling compliments perfectly the warmness of these colours. Another beauty xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

I LOVE the gorgeous autumn leave foiled border, Bonnie! The rich colors are beautifully paired with gold. The tilted frame is a wonderful design element. The font style of the sentiment is perfect for this elegant card!
Hideko xx

Sandy said...

The gold framing is lovely and the leaves really do add such pzazz. No wonder that you love the sentiment stamp. Wish I could write like that!
Sandy xx