©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015
I love this time of year. The leaves are turning a multitude of colors as it’s beginning to cool off a bit here in Southeastern Arizona. This is a great time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and/or Christmas cards. Today’s card would be wonderful for either holiday… just change the colors for Christmas.
I have a lot of Thanksgiving cards to send out so I had better get busy…….smile
- Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
- Microwave , heat tool or a sunny window
- GM H 6031 Pine Cone casting mold
- Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
- Scraps of off white and tan paper (think junk mail, etc.)
- Spice in a brown color (great way to use up those outdated spices and it smells good too!)
- Beacon QuickGrip™ Adhesive
- Scraps of olive green handmade paper
- Envelopes to fit cards (or make your own with the AG envelope template)
- Scor-palTM (love the new 1/8” version!)
- SpellbindersTM Grand Calibur
- Die: CheeryLynnTM B146 Pine Branches
- Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create a pinecone castings. (I always make extra! And did you know that you can save the slurry? Place it in a strainer and let it dry. Pop the dried slurry out of the strainer and store for future use.)
- Dry the casting.
- Make more slurry and create a sheet of heavy weight handmade paper (create more sheets if you are going to make numerous cards….. one sheet will make 2 cards.)
- Sprinkle the spice onto the damp paper.
- When the paper is dry, fold and tear it to make two pieces 5 ½ x 8 ½”.
- Score and fold to create two 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards.
- Die cut the pine greenery from the olive green scraps.
- Attach 3 pine pieces to the lower right and 2 pine pieces to the upper left of the casting.
- Attach the casting to the front center of the card with the QuickGrip™ adhesive.