Be Filled with Thanks – Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project

As I was organizing my cards for delivery to the antique store, I realized that I needed more Thanksgiving cards.  The September Paper Pumpkin kit was perfect for Thanksgiving; however, I didn’t really have a need for the pillow boxes that were included in the kit.  So here is what I ended up doing:

The first picture above includes an assembled pillow box that I made and posted about last month.  Just as with the 3.00″ x 3.00″ cards, there is a lovely swirl embossed on the paper, but you can’t really see it.  My goal was to try to bring it into focus.

First I split the pillow boxes open at the seam and cut off the little flap that had previously attached the two sides together.  I cut 1.00″ off each end and then cut the piece in half on the score line, ending up with two pieces of 3.oo” x 4.oo” paper (both have the embossed swirl).

Next I tried sanding the swirls but the paper is the same color through the core so that didn’t get me what I wanted.  So then I opened up my VersaMark pad and smooshed it around on the paper.  Looked better but still not what I wanted.  Then I thought “hey, let’s try clear embossing powder” and BINGO!  The pictures really don’t do the card justice.

In addition to the September 2o17 Paper Pumkin kit, here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements or the technique used in this card do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next  time, stamp on my friends.
Linda

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