Check out this idea to make bold and bright contemporary Thanksgiving cards!
There’s been a little trend this year with the making of contemporary Thanksgiving cards along with all the classic designs. We love seeing these bursts of fresh ideas and today Colleen has taken this to a whole new level with her beautiful black and white elements against an almost neon colorful background. Let’s get all her inside scoop so we can adopt this gorgeous idea ourselves!
Colleen started by stamping our News Paper background stamp onto white card stock with black ink and trimmed it to 5 ½” X 4 ¼”. She then took another piece of card sized white card stock and after stamping our Fall Twig background stamp with VersaMark, heat embossed the design with a bright teal embossing powder.
Colleen then swiped her Custard Color Fuse Ink cube (from Set #1) over a glass mat, spritzed it with water and then placed her heat embossed panel face down over the ink, moving it around slightly. PRO TIP: Don’t worry about covering the entire panel with the ink – part of the beauty of this design is the irregular coverage by the ink. Colleen set this aside to dry thoroughly. PRO TIP: Don’t use your heat tool to dry the ink to avoid “overcooking” your heat embossing.
Now Colleen stamped all of the leaves from our Everyone Gets a Fern stamp set with VersaMark onto white card stock and heat embossed using a black and gold embossing powder. NOTE: Colleen used WOW Midnight but you can mix your powders to get the effect you like. Colleen fussy cut out these embossed beauties with her paper snips.
She also stamped her sentiment from our Give Thanks set in black ink on a scrap of white card stock near a straight edge. She used a circle die to cut this out, leaving that straight edge in place to represent a container for her ferns.
Colleen adhered this in the lower right corner of her inked background with some dimensional tape and then arranged her ferns in the “vase”, adhering them when she was happy with her look.
So fun and fresh and heartfelt! What a great twist on a handmade Thanksgiving card! Here’s what you will want to snap up to make your own versions of this contemporary design:
Have you ever though about making contemporary Thanksgiving cards? Does this idea make your creative idea popcorn machine fire up? Let us know or share on our Facebook page so we can all inspire each other!