Kylie's Demonstrator Training Program Team Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to this month's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop.  It's Fall still even with the temperature that has dropped to a cool Winter chill.  But sometimes it happens that it starts getting colder during Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving in the States is only three weeks away, and we all have a lot to be thankful for.  During this time of the year in the US we celebrate Thanksgiving a time to be thankful for everything in your life.  Over the last year there has been a lot of ups and downs good and bad that have happened.  I am thankful for so much during this season of thanks.  I am thankful for the time that my Baby brother had to stay with us during his recovery before his untimely passing, I am thankful for my supportive customers and friends.  I am thankful for being part of this training program again this year.  I am thankful for so many things so with all that in mind I wanted to create a card to represent these and all the other things I am Thankful for this season.  Let's have a look at my card. 


Basically for my card I used scraps of the Come Together Designer Series Paper and puzzle pieced these scraps into a design that was pleasing to the eye.  I like to refer to this as the Puzzle Piecing or Patchwork technique.  This is a fun way to create especially if you have hit a brick wall in the creative process.  By working in this technique you free up your mind to get past the blocks that could be keeping you from creating.  Once I had the design figured out I added mats to the designer series paper.  Some of the layers were popped up on dimensionals, some where just glued down using liquid glue.   After stamping the pumpkins I used my Wink of Stella to create a watercolor look on the pumpkins.  I cut them out using the matching dies, and added them to my card.  
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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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5 comments

  1. I love your card, such a great layout. Reading what you're thankful for got me a little choked up Rick. Bless!

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  2. Love this card ... and the colours!

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  3. My what a year you have had. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your post does help remind us of our blessings and the things we do have to be thankful for.

    Your card is gorgeous! I love the design as well as those beautiful colours!

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  4. I love the way you have staggered the DSP in layers Rick! Looks fantastic!!

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  5. truly a nice card. your use of color is fabulous. thanks for the inspiration.

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