Give Thanks for Fall

I’m still creating cards for Thanksgiving and fall birthdays using my retired DSP. This wonderful fall plaid is from the Happy Haunting DSP. What? Yes, it’s from a Halloween paper set. If you turned the black dot side over you have entirely different theme with this fun plaid! That’s what I love about Stampin’ Up! double-sided DSP because if you don’t like one side, turn it over and use the other side for something completely different. And right now you can buy 3 and get one free of 8 different current Stampin’ Up! DSP.


I went with a very clean and simple template for this card so that the focus was on the plaid. But getting the look I wanted for my saying didn’t work out quite so easy. I wanted to use the retired orange stampin’ glitter to add some bling and shine to the card, I but forgot how to get it to stick to the card (it’s been too long since I’ve used the glitter). First I used VersaMark to stamp the image and then added the glitter and heat embossed it. But after two failures with glitter coming off everywhere, I remembered I had to add heat ‘n stick powder to make it stick. So attempt #3, I added the heat ‘n stick powder and…it still came off. Hmm, forgot I have to heat set it before and after adding the glitter. Tried attempt #4, but still half of the glitter came off. Okay, I admitted defeat on this one and used the Tangerine Tango embossing powder instead. Later after searching, I found that I probably overheated the heat ‘n stick powder so it wouldn’t hold the glitter. Oh well, I’m pleased with this look, but glitter sure would have made it sparkle.

Here’s what I used for this card.

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1 Response to Give Thanks for Fall

  1. Deepa M. says:

    What an elegant card! Never would have guessed the paper is from a halloween pack – plaids just say cozy fall/winter to me 🙂 I just bought that sentiment set too, it’s the perfect seasonal collection. Have a great day! 🙂


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