Friday, September 25, 2009

Give Thanks

Today's card is for Pals Paper Arts Picture Perfect Inspiration Challenge PPA-9. The rules are simple. Make a project using this picture as your inspiration. You can use colors, photo elements, or overall theme. I chose to mimic the brown table and the green pottery.

For this card, I started with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Very Vanilla card base.
  • I cut a piece of 1 x 5 1/2 Chocolate Chip and adhered it to the bottom edge of the card base.
  • I then cut a piece of 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 and 2 1/2 x 2 Merry Moments green striped DSP.
  • I layered those pieces on to 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 and 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 Pumpkin Pie. These two layers got adhered to the card base offsetting each other.
  • Next, I took the "Give Thanks" stamp from the Holiday Best stamp set and colored it with Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Dusty Durango to give it the look of changing leaves. I stamped it in the upper left corner.
  • Finally, I cut out a purple, dark green and red leaf from the Autumn Harvest DSP and layered them on top of each other on the card.
  • Done!
Be sure to stop by Pals Paper Arts and try the challenge for yourself. You never know how much fun you will have. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.



  1. I love how you layered the cut-out leaves, Roberta! And the inking on the sentiment is so pretty! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  2. Beautiful job with the Inspiration Challenge, Roberta! I love how you used several colors on your sentiment! Great idea to snip the leaves out, too!
    Very pretty!

  3. On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

    Join us for our next challenge on Thursday, October 1, 2009.

  4. I really like the leaves and the statement. Looks like this layout would make a great scrapbook page. I can see pictures of the kids in the large space and some journaling on the long strip.

  5. Your colors are great together. Love the leaves and the coloring of the Give Thanks. I'd never thought of multicoloring it.