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I know I am stating the obvious here, but Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, so… I have been busy making more cards.  I love this time of the year, I try to be thankful each and every day, but I really like that there is a day set aside for us to reflect on our blessings.

My card today is a bit whimsical, but it still conveys a heartfelt thanks.  I used Sunsational Stamps Tom Turkey image.  I just love the look on his adorable face!

Whimsical Thanksgiving shaker card

Whimsical Thanksgiving shaker card

Closeup of Thanksgiving shaker card

Closeup of Thanksgiving shaker card

For the background, I didn’t want to distract from Tom Turkey‘s whimsical image, so I stamped it in subtle shades of yellow and green.  I used the “Rock-n-Roll” technique with the full tree image.  First I inked it up in CTMH Canary Yellow and then I rolled the edges and dabbed here and there in the center of the stamp with CTMH Topiary.  I sponged Distress Peeled Paint for the grass and Distress Tumbled Glass for the sky. I highlighted the shadows of the trees with my ShinHan Sap Green alcohol maker.  I adhered Tom Turkey to the shaker window by gluing just the part that was behind the frame.  I added foam tape to raise the window frame up.  Before adding the shaker elements I rubbed them with my Embossing Buddy to remove the static cling without dulling the acetate window.  Finally I added the whole thing to a card base and stamped the inside with my Always Grateful sentiment.

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Happy Scrappin’

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