Well welcome to my October contribution to the Waltzingmouse blogwaltz! I just love waltzing every month, and hope you enjoy it too. This month is a theme very close to my heart, Gratitude and Thanksgiving. I am always really keen on showing people how much you appreciate them and the things they do for you, and I think sometimes these days people take for granted so many things. Every birthday/Christmas I make sure we thank people either personally or my letter, and especially so since our little monkey was born. People always get hand made thank you cards (by me at the moment, but hopefully in the future Monkey will be making them too!).
So onto todays card!
I headed straight to my trusty Teeny Trees stamps and stamped the tree and bird onto some grey recycled paper. I had to stamp with dark colours as this paper seemed to drink the ink! I had to stamp the tree trunk 3 times!!!
I cut the tree image out using my circle nestabilities, and then also cut a white circle and embossed the edge, and then some burgundy paper circle which I then sent through my cuttlebug with a plastic polka dot mask from That Special Touch of. I sponged the edges of the white circle with antique linen and then layered the three circles up.
The background is the inside of a cereal box which I have sent through my cuttlebug in the Swiss dots folder and then sponged the edges with some Antique Linen distress ink.
I have some beautiful ribbon which is burgundy with a gold edge which I ran across the card, and the tied a separate bow over the top and then added a lovely old button over the top. You can see in the close up that it is so old its all crackled on the back! I threaded some burgundy twine through the button and finished it with a tiny tag (which I simply hand cut out of some scrap white card) onto which I wrote 'thanks'.
I hope you like my little thank you card...now to decide who will be getting it!
This card is also being submitted to the Card Patterns sketch challenge, Paper and such Colour challenge and the Stampin Bees challenge to include a bird.