As we officially head into the rapidly approaching holiday season, the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team is challenging our followers to be especially "thankful and thoughtful”.
Thanksgiving is next Thursday for those of us in the “States” – a holiday set aside to appreciate and reflect on how much we have to be truly thankful for. I love that we have a special holiday set aside to reflect on something so important. We remember the “first” Thanksgiving where the Pilgrims who came to this unknown land, knew that taking time to give thanks was something that shouldn’t be overlooked and should be celebrated.
Even if you live in a country that isn’t celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s always a good time to give pause and thought about all we are fortunate to have.
My project today is one that I created to send in appreciation for a kindness shown our family. Sure, I could have called on the phone, send an e-mail or text expressing my appreciation, but I’m a cardmaker as well as a person who believes that getting a special note in the mail has a more profound and lasting effect than something sent electronically. It says to the person that you cared enough to spend your personal time to create something just for them.
I started out using silver embossing paste and Dreamweaver’s Quatrefoil Stencil to create a striking background on black cardstock.
I used matt black embossing past to stencil my Small Thanks Stencil onto silver cardstock and then trimmed the edges, matted it on black cardstock before adhering it to my card.
By the way, the Dream Team is very THANKFUL when our followers are THOUGHTFUL enough to leave us nice comments on our posts! Here's the lineup for this week, as well as our very special guest designer, Linda Neff! So off you go to take a look.
Linda Neff (GD)
Lynn Mercurio (that’s me!)
That’s it for me today...now it’s your turn to show us what you are thankful for. Be sure to link up your project for your chance to score some Dreamweaver goodies.
Until next time...