Monday Medley #20 - Day of Gratitude

Good morning!

I'm just back from a fabulous weekend of stamping with some marvelous ladies. I had lots of time to work on my Christmas projects which was wonderful and I still had time to play a little.

Today, I am featuring the set Day of Gratitude.

When it comes to using the smaller, less-used stamps in the set, I found it to be quite easy. They all lend themselves to quick and beautiful cards so my samples came together quickly.

The first sample is a 3 x 6 card with a festive row of acorns marching across the front. The large medallion is stamped in River Rock on a band of the same color for some tonal interest and I also embossed the piece with the Mosaic embossing folder before layering it on Chocolate Chip.

For my second sample, I paired Basic Gray and Sahara Sand for a more masculine thank you card.
The leaves and sentiment are stamped on squares of Sahara Sand in Smoky Slate and the middle textured panel is embossed with a Sizzix Woodgrain folder. I added several black nailheads (adhesive) in lieu of "Bling".

Finally, for my last card, I made use of that fabulous medallion, folder embossing and a cutting die. My card is a 5-1/4 square. I used Bermuda Bay cardstock and layered a 5 inch square of American Crafts Fountain over that. The next layer is an embossed 4-3/4 inch square of white.
The white embossed medallion was cut using the Floral Frames Framelits die and then embossed and adhered to the card with foam dimensionals.
Finally, I stamped the medallion in Bermuda Bay, hand trimmed it and mounted it to the card with dimensionals. A few gems on the medallion and in the corners finish the whole thing off.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed the samples. Next week I'll be featuring Autumn Days so make sure you stop back!

Here are the supplies for this week's samples:
S: Day of Gratitude
P: River Rock, Basic Gray, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Ivory, Bermuda Bay, White, American Crafts: Fountain CS
I: Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Bermuda Bay
A: Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder, Mosaic embossing folde, Anna Griffin: Foulard and Acanthus embossing folders, nail heads, foam dimensionals, 7/8 inch scallop circle punch, gems, Floral Frames Framelits

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