Thanksgiving cards

I really liked this month’s DCWV card sketch challenge. I’ve used it for a couple of different projects so far. As a refresher, here is the sketch.

When the sketch came out I first made a teacher thank you card. Then I moved on to Thanksgiving cards. I put together cards to send of to friends and family with some little Christmas ornaments tucked in the package to kick of the winter holiday season. So here is how those came out.

turkey card

I pulled out more DCWV papers and went to work. I took the idea of the three circles and lined them up. The design included a vertical strip to ground the circles and I just turned my strip horizontally. The original sketch had the sentiment stamped on a small banner flag. I made my banner jumbo size. I used a subtle pattern to keep it from overwhelming the card while still letting the small sentiment shine.

Aren’t those turkey’s cute? They are a Lawn Fawn stamp and die set. I’ve been playing with copics again and went to work on those turkeys. I wanted them to have color, not just brown turkeys. In looking at photos on Google Images I was reminded that some turkeys actually have blue heads that lend nice contrast to their bright red snoods (that long flappy skin coming off their faces). I tried to capture that here using tip to tip blending between the red and blue markers. Some of them came out better than others with more distinct colors and less purple over blending. I’m still learning and it was sure fun.

In playing with colors I stamped plenty of turkeys to try different color schemes. I drew the colors from the head into the tail for balance. In blending out these colors it was hard to decide if I should blend them more and make them more subtle or keep them bold. I ended up going with somewhere in the middle of that top left turkey and the bottom right turkey. Doing lots of turkeys gave me the chance to choose my favorites when die cutting them all out.



I hope you can go play with some color blending and turkey snoods. It’s fun to say and fun to color 😉

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