Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Paper craft project no. 472: Thankful and grateful


A big hop happening over at STAMPlorations today: the 2nd Giving Thanks Blog Hop. There are 38 designers in the hop (15 awesome guest designers representing various challenge blogs and events), a linky party for you to share your "thankful" or "grateful" projects, and tons of prizes up for grabs.


I made 2 cards using the new products for the hop. Here's card #1. I created the background by dry-brushing several gouache paints and then die-cut the panel using the medium die in the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle dies. I stamped the harvest basket (Many Blessings) on mixed media paper, colored it with the same gouache colors I used for the background, and die-cut with the coordinating die. Then I die-cut the Thankful twice and layered them.



Now for card #2. With a #8 flat brush, I dry-brushed gouache paints again on the card base. On tissue paper, I stamped the basket of apples (Be Thankful), decoupaged it using matte gel medium, and colored the image with more gouache paint. I die-cut Grateful twice and layered them as well and the card's done, easy peasy :o)



I hope you'll check out the event and see the projects that the other designers made. You have until the end of the month to leave comments and link up a project or two of your own. You'll find all the details here. Plus if you scroll down some more, you'll find links to all the designers.

And last, there's a huge sale on the STAMPlorations store. Select stamps, stencils, and dies are 35% off + all order of $25 and up get free worldwide shipping.


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


43 comments:

  1. I really love your coloring the fruits
    like a painter so amazing Shery
    and Love the BG you made too
    Great cards Miss Shery
    thanks for having me on your Blog and my question do I have chance to win your lovely bundle?
    I will join on your gallery too make one or two cards
    I love your Pumpkin and I only have one and only pumpkin stamp its from you :)
    biig hugs from Germany and kiss to your cute daughter
    Monika

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  2. You are a star and an AMAZING artist!! Thank you for being such a cool and sweet person! Love being here at STAMPlorations! :)

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  3. Oh My, Sheri...I LOVE your Fall colors, and beautiful painted and die cut new images :-) Stunning cards my friend. Awesome Blog hop with outstanding creations by your DT and GD's. Wow! TFS and Hosting. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. So artsy Sheri, love how you painted the background and your apples. Thanks for this amazing blog hop! I have been inspired by all the incredible artists you chose for this hop. Cheers, Gwendolyn desperatehousewifecraft.wordpress.com

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  5. Wow, these cards are so bright and vibrant - Love how you made the background and the highlights on the apples are so inspirational:)

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards and fantastic products! Thanks so much, Shery, for inviting Freshly Made Sketches to join in the fun!

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  7. You put a lot of work into this very generous hop, Shery, and we are all grateful to be a part of it! Your arty cards are fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Shery loved the striking colors in both the cards! Awesome inspiration all along! Glad to participate in the bloghop! Thanks for the chance!

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  9. wow! loved the colorful backgrounds...awesome!! thanks for sharing
    cheers
    preety

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  10. Beautiful cards! Love the background and the layered words.

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  11. Wow! Such amazing cards!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

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  12. Fabulous and vibrant cards. Amazing and wow .....thank you for the inspiration x

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  13. Two beautiful and vibrant cards that really light up the day (it's a gray one here today)! Hugs, Gerrina

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  14. Beautiful vibrant Cards Shery..Love the way you have created the background for your cards..

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  15. Gorgeous cards, Shery! I love how you added texture and your choice of autumn colors is just amazing!
    Thank you again for your generosity, and for having me along as one of your Guests for this fun event!!!

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  16. Feeling blessed and grateful that you've designed two gorgeous card to dazzle and delight us! Works of art, both! Outstanding inspiration from you and all the designers! Best hop of the YEAR for me! Thank you!
    Hugs~c

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  17. Wow, these are both so deliciously artsy, Shery ... there's such a fantastic sense of energy about those wonderful autumn colours ... brilliant! Thanks for running this fabulous hop ... and for being so generous with your new goodies ... it's been such fun! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. Wow! These are spectacular! Love the bold colors! Thanks so much for the amazing hop!

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  19. The fiery autumn colours are so striking in both cards! I wonder if you're going to start a trend with the gouache, I don't think I've ever seen it used in card making before... Both cards are gorgeous Shery!

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  20. GORGEOUS cards Shery!!!
    WOW - you have worked MAGIC with your brush - LOVE your backgrounds, LOVE your VIBRANT colours, LOVE the textures too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  21. Congratulations on an amazing array of new products Shery... needless to say, your creativity with them is awesome!
    Your designs are fab and use of the various mediums is stunning!
    Thanks for including me!
    Chrissie xx

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  22. WoW! So artfully done! They both exude the warmth of friendship!

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  23. Beautifully artsy! Love the brushstrokes and superb colouring. Shery, you are such an inspiration. Have a lovely weekend! big hugs xxx

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  24. First I must say that I just LOVE these sets that everyone has used on the blog hop!! They done such amazing inspiration with them!! Your creations here are really beautiful!! I just love the backgrounds you've created. Never heard of that type of paint...so now I'm going to be looking that one up!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing the great inspiration!! :)

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  25. EEEK! Love these. Awesome color. The hop has been awesome, so much color and creativity with the new products. Loved seeing it all. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  26. BRILLIANT! I love the rich and warm colors you used and your coloring is amazing! Both of the backgrounds are totally awesome and really show off the beautiful images!! TFS!

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  27. Yur cards are so artistic Shery, look just like paintings! I'm intrigued and inspired by the products you used - going to have to check them out. Thanks for a wonderful blog hop party, I've seen so many ideas that are new to me and my head is totally buzzing!

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  28. Beautiful cards with these pretty bundles! Your coloring is awesome! Love the fall colors and the backgrounds you created for the harvest basket and the basket of apples!

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  29. Awesome card Shery, I love the vibrant colors you have use. Thank you for asking me to be apart of this Givinig Thanks Blog Hop as a Guest Designers...

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  30. Shery, as usual your cards are simply stunning, those bold colours really show off your beautiful designs. I can't believe between working so hard and being such a wonderful mum to sweet little K you also find time to create such amazing works of art. I am in awe with you and so thankful to be part of your team. Hugs!!

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  31. These both look like paintings rather than cards. Stunning! Thanks so much for an awesome November full of so much inspiration.

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  32. bright, bold colors.
    the apples in the
    second card are shaded
    so well - you can see
    the light bouncing off
    of them.
    thanks for sharing.

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  33. Stunning bold colors, I especially LOVE the background on the second one!!!! Awesome inspiration! TFS.

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  34. Shery, I LOVE both of your cards with bold colors. The stamp, die, and stencil bundles are fantastic!

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  35. Artsy fartsy goodness. Go you and go gouache (had to look to see how to spell it!) Love your apples in the basket. That touch of white. Mwah. Thankful for the chance to design with your products, I am. Just sayin'. Happy Thanksgiving to the Russ family!

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  36. Stunning cards Shery ..... I love the colouring, so vibrant.
    Fabulous Blog Hop too! xx

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  37. How fun to look at all the wonderful and interesting cards.

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  38. Wow! Such a vibrant card!! Amazing Shery!!

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  39. Stunning! card creation - very colorful and I love the Brown and background! Just super beautiful!

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  40. Great backgrounds for these baskets of apples.

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