2017 Holiday Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop


Hey there crafty peeps!  It's the most wonderful time of the year... and the Craft Hoarders are back at it again with the 2017 Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!  You should be arriving at my blog from the very talented Patti Hamil's blog, if not, head over to the beginning with Gloria to catch all of the wonderful projects!

I have created a lovely Thanksgiving card to send to my family this year since we will not be able to spend the day with them.  All of the products are from Fun Stampers Journey.  All of the supplies will be listed at the end of the post with links.


I started by stamping a 2.5"x 5.5" piece of Journey Splash cardstock with the leave stamps from the Artful Leaves stamp set in clear pigment ink.  I then heat embossed them with Gold Journey Embossing powder.  I colored all of the leaves in with Liquid colors in Candy Apple, Fresh Forest, Orange Creamsicle, Lemon Drop, and Pretty Amethyst.  Once this was dry, I added a layer of Clear Sparkle Silk to all of the leaves for an added touch. 

I took an A2 size piece of Pretty Pansy cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Fall Text Embossing Folder.  I then rubbed Gold Pan Pastel over the embossed panel to make the impression stand out.  I stamped a thin panel of the Journey Splash cardstock with sentiments from the Happy Fall and Harvest Wreath stamp sets in Candy Apple and Dark Roast Fusion Inks. 

I adhered the leaf panel to an A2 card base made of Pretty Pansy cardstock.  I then took the embossed panel and cut it into two smaller panels.  I popped them up with foam squares and adhered them to the card base.  I adhered the sentiment panel to the bottom of the card.  I finished the card with a bow made from Gold Twinkle Trim and Whip Cream Thread.   Finally, I added a Nature Button to the top.

I am so Thankful for the continued support from all of my blog followers.  I have decided to do a little giveaway.  All you need to do is comment on this post telling me what your favorite holiday tradition is.  I will randomly draw a winner from all of the comments at 10:00am CST on Black Friday November 24th.


I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving card today and have been enjoying the other stops on the hop.  Head on over to Pam Bray's Blog for her project and leave some love.

Stamps: Artsy Leaves; Harvest Wreath; Hello Fall
Coloring Media/Inks: Liquid colors; Clear Pigment Ink; Candy Apple; Dark Roast; Gold Pan Pastel; Gold embossing powder; Clear Sparkle Silk
Paper: Color Splash Paper; Pretty Pansy Cardstock

33 comments:

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous, vibrant colors and great texture on this card, Amber! Love it!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful card, loving the embossing and vibrant colors. It is hard when you can't make it home for the holidays but I am sure having a relaxing day at home with your love ones will be enjoyable. Hugs

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

I love your beautiful card!!!! The gold embossing and then the pops of gold on the background are stunning!!!
My favorite holiday tradition is making memories with family....we still roll out sugar cookies and make Christmas cookies now even with the grandkids every year.

gail moore said...

YOur card is beautiful! thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

A gorgeous card you created. I love the bright bold colors. As to holiday tradition favorite I think it is when our family all go together to see the children's Christmas program at church.

traci said...

Really pretty card-the colors really make it pop.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful vibrant and festive colors!!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Great job with the gold and coloring! Love it! Our family was never big on traditions, and neither was my husband's. We usually spent Christmas eve with extended family, enjoyed a quiet morning with the kids, and then went to a movie every Christmas in the afternoon. I love time with family, but gets more difficult as families grow and get older!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What beautiful coloring on the pretty leaves! And I love the embossing folder you used as well. I think my favorite holiday tradition is getting together with the ladies in the family to bake Christmas cookies at my Mom's house.

wendipooh13 said...

cute card and love your embossing on it!!!! my fave holiday tradition is doing a day of baking goodies and then giving them to friends

SHartl said...

What a colorful, fun card! I love the embossing and button with twine. My favorite holiday tradition is baking chocolate bark and cookies with my two little girls. I let them go crazy with all the frosting and decorations and they have a blast!

Karenladd said...

Love the combo of dry embossing and heat embossing on this gorgeous card! Your color choices are so dramatic and beautiful. My favorite holiday tradition is making all of my cards and tags for Christmas. I also donate a big stack of cards to local nursing homes for them to pass out to residents there who really appreciate a handmade card.

Tammy L said...

I love the gorgeous colors in your card! My favorite holiday tradition is decorating our Christmas tree while watching a Christmas movie and eating freshly baked sugar cookies!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Of all the stained glass type cards I've seen in my time, this is by far the most refined and elegant. I'm gobsmacked! Just stunning.
I don't have that stamp, but I'm determined to find it and create a similar card to send out NEXT YEAR!
Thanks so much for the clear and concise little tutorial - I'm going to bookmark and use it!
Beautiful card.

Jeanne Kelly said...

Love the technique and colors in your card; just beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Deeann said...

The colors in your card are beautiful! Love the gold embossing. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for many reasons—i like Autumn...The colors are awesome ...I love what it represents. . Thank you for sharing.

Sue LD said...

Very pretty card. I like the colorful leaves. My favorite holiday tradition is making crafts with the kids.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

scrpngjackie said...

Love the colors of the card. Purple is my favorite. I am trying to remember to send out cards this year. Thank you for your talent.

kim TangledBlueRose said...

Wonderful card! Love the colors and textures, very nice! Most favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree with my kids, always so joyful!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for this inspiring Hop!
Kim blueroseblogger at gmail dot com

Veronica Tovar said...

Wow, cool card. I love the fun leaves and background. Tfs

lorrayneingram said...

Green bean casserole and hash brown cheesy potatoes...at least that is why my daughter wants to go to Grandma's house.

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Amber

I am really enjoying seeing all the creations from such talented people as yourself on this blog hop. I love your Thanksgiving Card idea it was very different.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Again I forgot to say but I am from the UK so don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here but my family in LA go to Vegas every year that's how they celebrate.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Palma Lindsay said...

So inspiring! Thank you for sharing! <3

Graciela // 0299 154240074 // said...

The colours are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.-

vinita jain said...

Love this beauty! The unusual colors caught my eyes with pretty stain glass look of leaves! Thanks for the chance to win!

Katrina said...

Love the card and the colors😍

Jean said...

Such wonderful colors in this card!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the autumn colors!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Did you post the winner somewhere? I can't find it. Thanks!

Jean said...

I was wondering about the winner too?

SHartl said...

Also wondering who your winner is...thanks!

Amber Milone said...

Hi ladies! I am sorry I did not officially announce via another post but the winner has already been contacted. Thank you for inquiring!