Nov 20, 2009

key ingredients challenge


Happy Friday! Today I'm so thrilled to be showing you a little snippet of the November Key Ingredients kit, available today at Taylored Expressions! Once again, Taylor has coordinated the perfect papers and accessories to make all of your fall projects super easy and since it is the time of Thanksgiving here in the states, I thought it would be really nice to make a fun and simple Thank You card. We are travelling this Thanksgiving and are staying with family in New Mexico - this year we are staying with my husband's cousin and her wonderful family and I wanted to make something special and heartfelt for them to let them know how much we appreciate their hospitality.

So what is the challenge for this month? We need to use Skeleton Leaves on our "Giving Thanks" project. Have you ever used Skeleton Leaves? I have to say, this is the first time I've used them and I'm hooked! I love the simple texture they add to a card or project and they are transparent, so you see all the detail behind them. I layered the leaves in my card over the leaf flourish from Celebrate Life. To add a little more detail, I added some Wine Rhinestones around the image and on the bow.

The November 20th Key Ingredients include 12 sheets of 8.5" x 11"card stock (2 of Desert Coral Dark, Birchtone Dark, Rose Dark, Wizard Light, and Candleglow Dark with a Snow White neutral), 20 sheets of 6" x 6" patterned paper from the Basic Grey Indian Summer collection, 5 yards of coordinating ribbon (1 yard each of 5 different styles), an assortment of coordinating skeleton leaves, and a package of Kaisercraft rhinestones. You can participate in this month's challenge - just stop on by Taylor's blog for all the details! More fabulous projects are waiting for you from:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen



recipe -
stamps: celebrate life (taylored expressions)
paper: prism desert coral dark, rose dark, choice snow white card stock, indian summer patterned paper (basic grey)
ink: memento rich cocoa, versamark
accessories: wine rhinestones (kaisercraft), white embossing powder, pink organdy ribbon, petite ovals & scallops nestabilities (spellbinders), skeleton leaves, sponge daubers, stampin' dimensionals

15 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Just gorgeous! I love the bow and rhinestone and the clean design of your card!

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful card, Karen -- love the paper pieced leaf and combined with the skeleton leaves, it makes such a statement! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and have safe travels!

Marisa said...

Fabulous card :D Love the paper pieced leaf and that DP is too fun. Great touch with the skeleton leaves and bits of bling.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Just GORGEOUS Karen! LOVe the layout and how you placed the skeleton leaves behind the image! AWESOME!

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful card - Love the skeleton leaves and the gorgeous colors.
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.
I've got a card posted today on my blog that I (cased) from your blog if you'd like to check it out.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOVE the look of the stamped leaf from CL with the skeleton leaves! Too cool!

Karen Motz said...

This is STUNNING!!! I LOVE those skeleton leaves and the pretty rhinestones add the perfect bling!

Danni said...

So pretty!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

WOW!!! This is just GORGEOUS Karen. The colours look amazing together and those skeleton leaves... DIVINE.

xx Sarah

Donna said...

gorgeous card, Karen! I also love the leaves. Have a great time in NM!

Annie said...

aww, this card is really sweet and pretty!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So pretty, Karen! I love the paper pieced leaf and your amazingly perfect bow!

Anthonette said...

What a stunning card, Karen! Love it.

Stephanie said...

Karen, this card is so balanced in its design, I really love everything about it! Have a safe trip and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful, Karen! I LOVE how those leaves are tucked in there!