Friday, November 13, 2015

"Grateful"

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015


This is the time of year that we so often reflect back on all we have to be grateful for - our country, our families, our friends and neighbors, our four legged friends, our health, our lives  and so much more! I think it would be a better world if we would do this every day. I have so much to be grateful for; I am indeed blessed.

The card looks hard but come together in a short amount of time (I created 12 cards in a couple of hours.)


Supplies:

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • A sunny window
  • Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Scraps of off white, tan & brown paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Beacon QuickGrip™ Adhesive, double sided foam tape or dots
  • Envelopes to fit cards (or make your own with the AG envelope template)
  • Scor-palTM (Love the new 1/8version)
  • Sharpie® markers (2 shades each, red, green, yellow, purple, orange, brown)
  • Scraps of tan chip board (I used the backside of cereal boxes)
  • Dies: CheeryLynnTM
  •  # B615 (Grateful), # B600  (Thankful Harvest)
  • SpellbindersTM Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Instructions:

  1. Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create one or more sheets of heavy weight tan speckled paper. (Create more sheets if you are going to make numerous cards; one sheet will make 2 cards.)  
  2. When the paper is dry, fold and tear it to make two pieces 5 ½ x 8 ½”.
  3. Score and fold to create a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards.
  4. Die cut one cornucopia and word for each card from the tan chip board.
  5. Color the word with light green, while it is still wet, color it with dark green.
  6. Color one item at a time (Ex: grapes). Color with the light colored marker first, while it is still wet shade with the darker color, color again with the lighter marker to blend. Repeat these steps on each item. Refer to the sample for color and shading placement. The coloring does take a few minutes but is beautiful when finished.
  7. Attach the word to the top right of the card with the QuickGrip™ adhesive.
  8. Add foam tape to the back of the cornucopia basket rim and then attach it to the bottom left corner of the handmade paper card with QuickGrip™.

          NOTE: I always make extra sheets of paper to have on hand for future projects.


7 comments:

  1. Lovely and you are so right, we should express gratitude every day!

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    1. Thanks Sandee......every day we get through is a plus.........we have so much to be grateful for.
      Love and light,
      Michele

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful!!

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    1. Greetings,
      Thanks Jean.......it was so easy and quick to make them.
      Love and light,
      Michele

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  3. You did an excellent job on this card. I love the cornucopia....Beautiful!

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    1. Greetings Donna,
      Thank you for the kind words. The lovely die cuts like butter. It was such fun to color it too.
      Love and light,
      Michele

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