Fall Thanks...

I love the fun images and great fonts in the September Stamp of the Month, Feel So Blessed.  My thank you card stash has been depleted....so this stamp set will be seeing a lot of ink in the coming weeks!  My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at the Atlantic Hearts Challenge.

Design Tip: My feathers are created with the watercolor block stamping method.  I inked up a clear block with Goldrush. Saffron and Almond inks.  After applying the ink direct to the block with my stamp pad, I spritzed the block with water.  I then stamped the blank block directly onto White Daisy Cardstock.  This will become the background for your stamped image. The stamped block will take a few minutes to dry or you can dry with your heat gun.  I just let mine air dry while I assembled the layers of my card.  Once dry, I stamped my feather image with Espresso Ink and cut out the feathers to apply to my card.  I tied the stems together with a little burlap twine for a finishing touch.

Just Us Girls is having a watercolor block stamping challenge this week...there are many fun techniques you can do with this stamping method.  I am sure you can find many other examples in their gallery.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S1709 Feel So Blessed
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Brown Cardstock-Recollections
X5949 Almond Cardstock
X7223B Falling For You Paper Packet
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2827 Almond Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Burlap Ribbon-Unknown
Banner Dies-Unknown
Z2012 Gold Sequins

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Pile It On-Feathers or Scales
Pink & Main-Autumn

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Stunning! Gorgeous feathers! Thanks for sharing at AHSC!
    DT Member

  2. Your card is beautiful and those feathers look amazing! Great take on our challenge. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  3. Beautiful card! I love the feathers and your background. Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Patty A - DT Member.

  4. Your feathers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  5. So beautiful! Love those feathers and just an all around beautiful card!

  6. Fabulous card, Allisa! Perfect pairings of your colors and patterns and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us this week at AHSC.

  7. Wonderful autumn looking card, Allisa. Using the watercolor block technique for your feathers gave them great texture. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

  8. Lovely project, thank you for joining Pink and Main challenge, Kate DT

  9. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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