Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thinking of Fall

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away? I stopped by the import store the other day, and noticed they had gotten their frozen turkeys in. Unfortunately, at almost US$100 for a smallish turkey, it looks like we're going to pass on fixing our own. Another restaurant Thanksgiving it will be!

It struck me the other day how few autumn-themed stamps I actually have. It's strange, considering it's my favorite time of year! I have a few Halloween stamps that I bought last year, but no pumpkins that aren't jack o' lanterns; only two leaf stamps, and not a single Thanksgiving sentiment. What was I thinking?! However, I was looking through some of my older Christmas stamps, and found this:

But wait, that's not really a medallion stamp. That image is actually made up of these three teeny little Martha Stewart stamps:

I was inspired by Betsy Veldman's beautiful card, here. My card is nowhere near as intricate as hers, but I really like the way it turned out. To frame my medallion, I did some cardfront Nestie embossing (Nichole Heady has a great tutorial here.) I added two different sizes of rhinestones (colored with a brown Sharpie) for some extra oomph. Who knew I'd be able to make a fall card with Christmas stamps?

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Martha Stewart "Christmas Tree" (acorn cluster), Martha Stewart "Holiday Accent" (single acorn, starburst), Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings" (sentiment); Ink: ColorBox pigment "Chestnut;" Accessories: Cuttlebug, square Nestabilities, rhinestones, brown Sharpie, foam dimensionals


  1. are so clever...looks Scandinavian..woot woot on your MFW shout out!!!! congrats!!!

  2. Oh, Lisa...this is GORGEOUS!!! I love every bit of it! Thanks so much for sharing you link with me!


  3. This is brilliant!! I love love love this! Just stunningly gorgeous!!!