Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Give Thanks Card - KW #23 Color Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Good Morning! It's hard to believe that its been a week since the last time I blogged - life here has been just a whirlwind of activity from teaching, to visits from friends to juggling 3 part time jobs. Every night I have been itching to make a card but never have enough time - but one of the things that gets some craft mojo flowing is Kristina's Color Challenge. 
KW had 5 yummy fall colors for the challenge. I haven't really made any fall cards yet (I have been holding onto summer and can't believe how fast this year is flying!) and this felt like the perfect way to dive into fall. Here is a little tree that I made. I drew an outline for the trunk and then cut it out of metallic brown cardstock. I used my scallop punch on green cardstock to create the background leaves and then adhered buttons in shades of pumpkin, saffron and olive onto the tree. The tag was punched out with a mini tag punch and matted to the olive cardstock and then attached to the tree with a sheer olive ribbon. I wrote the sentiment "Give Thanks" in archival brown ink. The border above and below the tree was created by adhering a shiny burgundy ribbon to the sheer olive  ribbon and bordering the tree.
The inside of the card has the saffron cardstock matted onto the olive cardstock that has a scalloped edge created with a corner rounder. The burgundy ribbon and the saffron cardstock is hard to photograph because of the shininess/shimmeriness of the material... but other than that... all in all this was a fun card and was really a great group of colors to work with. I love fall and love the crispness in the cool air and the slight change in the color of the leaves. I can't wait to get the sweaters out :) and get to my neglected knitting bag with unfinished projects. 
Anyhoo... I am off to make lunch and finish lesson planning for the week. Hope all are well. 
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Ciao for now!
Sankari

Card Recipe:
Paper: DCVW cardstock, Metallic brown paper from Paper Company (used for tree trunk)
Accessories: CM Archival pen (brown), SU! scallop punch, buttons from button stash, ribbon from offray, corner rounder, Fiskars Tag punch
Show watched: Sense and Sensibility on Hulu.com (totally inspired by Brooke to watch it again!! love it every time!)

53 comments:

Diane said...

ohh how gorgous are those buttons what a lovely card

Amy, Ottawa, ON said...

This is stunning! Thanks for sharing all the details of how you made it.

Deanna said...

Holy crap, this is beautiful! Definitely top 10!

Regan said...

wow- this card ROCKS!!

Karla said...

Sankari,

This is lovely and ohhh so different!!! I love it!!!!!

Savitri said...

Dang! I can't believe yours wasn't top ten last week! This one is another candidate!! LOVE your tree!!!

Hey, hope things are going great there too. I CAN'T wait for things to slow down a bit here!!!

Tina said...

The button coverage is genious!

Stacey Schafer said...

look at all those gorgeous leaves...I mean, buttons:) love this clever design!

Anne said...

This is wonderful and very unique. Love it! Thanks for sharing the details. :D

Catherine said...

I know... a week without Sankari Sunshine was a little too much, i miss your wonderful cards =) But, i'm glad you're back and this is definitely on KW's top ten and if not, you'll be top ten to many as always.

Hope you're having a great day! and would love to exhange addy with you, my yahoo acct is acting up but you can email me here czmartinez@charter.net

Julie Davison said...

Oh my!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I love all the buttons!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hi Sankari, I left a message but it isn't here! I ABOSLUTELY find yor card to be over the top! How clever are you! It is awesome. ~Donna you are a winner this week for sure! :)

Ophthalmologist said...

Hi Sankari, so glad to see you back! Another super-creative-typical-Sankari card! I love the scallop edges of the tree and the abundance of buttons!

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Absolutely beautiful! YOu are very clever indeed.

Curt in Carmel said...

Sankari! This is so absolutely creative! Wow, the way you put this card together is absolutely amazing! Such detail! Best, Curt

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Oh Sankari... you've truly outdone yourself with this one!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Shawntel said...

Wow 3 jobs! You rock! I am glad you found time to make this card. Your tree is awesome! I predict . . . top 10! :)

Anthonette said...

This is fabulous, Sankari! Love how you used used the scallop circle punch and all those buttons. Super cute!

Cassie said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I love all the buttons. So neat to use the scallop punch used for the tree.

Brooke S said...

Hey Girly!!!
Are you such the clever one with all the buttons and scallop punch... I hope Uma didn't get a hold of any buttons(he,he) I am so excited to see your card I have been checking all day to see if you were able to find time to play...

I love your card you are always so very creative and everything always comes together so well. All the love is defently coming through on this card.. Big time keeper you sould frame this card it's and art piece..

Hugs
Brooke

Shelly said...

I love your card...that was great how you used all those buttons!

Moonegirl said...

I absolutely love this card. You are so creative, I always can't wait to see what you've come up with! Top 10 for sure-leave some room for the rest of us!

Alana Galagher said...

I absolutely LOVE how you have covered the tree with the buttons - gorgeous!

wendyp said...

LOVE all those buttons! Very cute and creative card!

Sherri said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the buttons and the ribbon - awesome!

Mandy said...

As always another gorgeous card! You are so clever and inspiring. I will have to try that technique real soon. Thanks for sharing!
- Mandy

Charith said...

Gorgous card... wowsers on all the buttons! Such a wonderful one of a kind card!
Beautiful!

zukesgirl said...

This is WONDERFUL! You are soooo creative.

Shelly Koskinen said...

WOW!!! This card is great!

Karen Giron said...

Wow! How creative using the scallop punch for your tree - and all those buttons are too fun! Great card!!

chloe said...

I AM SO GLAD BUT NOT SUPRISED YOU MADE TOP 15! YOUR BUTTON TREE IS JUST FABULOUS!!

Stacy said...

WOW, I mean WOW! Your creations are always great, but this one is over the top! Awesome!

Karen Kelly said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Anthonette said...

Hi Sankari, congrats on making the Top 15!

Radiogirl said...

Very, very cute and creative.

Kari said...

Oh my goodness!!! Gorgeous card! I love everything about it!!! The buttons are a fantastic idea! Absolutely stunning!! Congrats on make the top 15 this week!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow gorgeous card!

Dallas said...

beautiful! and congrats on the top 15!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Congrats on being chosen for the top 10 by K!! Love your button tree!!

Debbie Olson said...

This is incredibly beautiful! I adore buttons--great job!

Brycia said...

Love all the texture!!! Very creative!

Holly said...

this card is a definite Wow! I just love everything about it!

Cindy Major said...

I really like how you used the buttons and how you decorated the inside of the card as well!

Cindy

Speedystamper said...

WOW!! This is so wonderful!! TFS!

Stamp With Linz said...

This is SO cool! Congrats!

Alyssa said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the buttons - stopped me in my tracks :o)

Dawn K. said...

beautiful! I love the way you created this tree.

LeAnne said...

I love this! Congrats on making the top 15! I have to laugh....every time I put a button on a card, or anything for that matter, I have to make sure my SIL is not around--she has severe button-aphobia! She would FREAK if she saw this!
LeAnne

Julie said...

Hello

I'm Julie from Inspirational

http://inspirationalcraftblogs.blogspot.com/

I'd love to feature your card !!

If I have your permission please leave a comment on my Scrapping Away blog

http://scrapping-away.blogspot.com/ or email inspirational.blogs@gmail.com

Thanks

Julie :)

Anthonette said...

Sankari, I was happy to see you featured on Inspirational!

LORI said...

Beautiful simply Beautiful!!!

LORI said...

Beautiful, Simply Beautiful!!!

evafromca said...

I saw your card on another site, but now that I found it on your blog, I just had to tell you how much I love all your details and how did you come up with the buttons idea? It's so amazing!!!!