Thanksgiving Card


With the fall season in full swing and thanksgiving around the corner, here I have a card perfect for them both! 

I'm guest designing at Cut It Up Challenges blog for challenge #186, with the theme Thankful/Thanksgiving using Ink Smooshing technique.

Take a look at the card first.

I've always loved wreath cards but never made one. So I started by smooshing fall colors onto watercolor paper and created a beautiful blend. I love the watercolor backgrounds! The inks I've used are from Craftyscrappers brand. I then used the Autumn Leaf die set from Poppy Stamps and die-cut several leaves from the smooshed watercolor background.

The leaves are then arranged alternatively to form a wreath. The base is textured white cardstock from Little Birdie. The wreath is attached to square mat layers in brown and olive green. The sentiment is heat embossed in white on the olive green cardstock and die-cut using Gina Marie Stitched Circles die set. I added another circle layer in brown and added them to the base using foam tape, to complete the card.

Linking to,
1. Poppy Stamps PSC #62

2. Dies R Us #132 - leaf dies are from Poppy Stamps, circle dies from Gina Marie Designs
3. Die Cut Divas - Nov
4. Pink Gem Week #21
5. Digi Choosday Week #44
6. LTSCB #127
7. QKR Stampede #370
8. A Bit More Time to Craft #103
9. A Perfect Time to Craft #11
10. Aud Sentiments #239
11. Brown Sugar #295
12. Cardz 4 Galz #108 - S for Smooshing
13. Cardz TV #101
14. Cards Galore Encore #69
15. Crafty Catz #481
16. Crafty Creations #401
17. Creative Moments #179
18. Cupcake Inspirations #481

19. Not Just Cards - Oct
20. Hndmd - Nov

21. LTCCB #40
22. MIUCB #31
23. Morgan's Artworld #11
24. MAWT #109
25. Pennys Challenges #454
26. Pinspirational #250

27. Polkadoodle Week #44
28. Scrapping 4 Fun #152
29. SSS Wed - Anything Goes
30. The Crafting Challenge - Nov
31. TTCRD Week of 29 Oct
32. Time Out #147

33. Use Your Stuff #380
34. The Card Concept #122

35. The Paper Shelter #404

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like my card! Do let me know your feedback! Have a nice day :)


  1. Such a beautiful fall card! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for this challenge! We are so happy you shared your creativity with us! ~Katrina

  2. This is such a beautiful wreath pattern and fits the challenge perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us as a guest designer for this challenge and I look forward to seeing your work in future challenges! : ) Rachelle

  3. This is so lovely! A perfect the die cut and inked oak leaves. Beautiful!

  4. Great smooshing technique on the leaves. Lovely card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. Wow - this is a fabulous card and then I read that you water colored all the leaves for the wreath - Amazing!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  6. Beautiful autumn card, love your leaves.
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our Scrapping4fun.
    Majda DT

  7. This is a great Thanksgiving card.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  8. Fabulous card love the leaves!

    Thank you for joining in at Scrapping4funChallenges...DT Val x

  9. well you did an amazing job at making your first wreath card-perfection. I adore the colours you used, so vibrant and yet still so full of Autumn joy. Thanks for joining Time Out

  10. What a brilliant Thanksgiving card! I love what you've done!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at QKR Stampede this week.
    Good Luck
    Crafty Hugs
    Dawn xx

  11. Oh wow! This is absolutely beautiful! Your leaves are incredible and they've made a stunning wreath! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  12. Such a fun autumn wreath! Love how the smooshing technique looks here. Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge.

  13. Hi Karthikha! I have the pleasure of retuning on behalf of Morgan's Artworld to thank you for sharing your card with us there too!

  14. Fabulous color and card design...thank you for joining as at DIGI CHOOSDAY ,hope to see you again
    ลฝeljka DT xx

  15. Lovely card! Thank you for taking part in our current challenge at PINspirational Challenges! Have a wonderful week and happy crafting, Maike

  16. I love your fall leaves and how you made it into a wreath. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  17. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  18. WOW what a fabulous design and great idea! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  19. Great thanks giving project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  20. Beautiful card! I love the ink smooshing you did and then cutting the leaves out of that paper.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  21. A very pretty Thanksgiving card! The lovely watercolour leaves , in such vibrant colours , really pop out from the white background. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” November Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  22. A lovely Fall card, indeed. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  23. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at LTCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  24. Beautiful Fall card....thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  25. What a wonderful card. Love how you colored the papers for those fantastic leaves. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  26. Such great colours! And I love how you made the wreath! Thank you for joining us at TIME Out!

  27. Lovely creation ... Thank you for sharing with us at Moving Along with the Times ... And good luck ..

    Caz MAWTT DT xx

  28. What a great idea!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Creative Moments, MAWTT and also Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  29. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  30. Another really beautiful entry! Love all the leaves you used and the color variety of them. Thanks for playingagain at Brown Sugar.
    NanaConnie DT

  31. Thank you for joining us At A Perfect time to Craft. Good Luck with your entry. Karen Neil DT

  32. Beautiful card! I love how the colorful leaves frame the sentiment!

  33. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous project with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's November "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  34. Love how you created the leaves. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at MIU this month.


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