For those of us in the US, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I'll be spending the day at the home of one of my husband's cousins where everyone, about 50 in all, will be gathered together for a special day of family fellowship and food. All of our children will be able to make it, and it's always so wonderful to spend time with them!!
Today I'm sharing a card I created for Thanksgiving featuring Helmar products. As you've probably figured out, my go to adhesives these days are the Helmar liquid adhesives that work so well with my mixed media style. However, when putting a card together, the Helmar Quickfix Adhesive Runner works great to make quick work of putting all the paper layers together.
"A Day of Thanks"
Tips and Techniques
I prepared my layers by trimming to size, inking the edges, and stitching. Then to adhere, I simply ran the Helmar Quickfix Adhesive Runner around the edges. There are two things I appreciate about the Helmar Quickfix Adhesive Runner. First, it is very tacky, so I don't have to worry about my project coming apart. Second, it is just adhesive - no stiff tape component, so it's easy to apply to curvy shapes as well as straight lines.
I also used the Helmar Quickfix Adhesive Runner to adhere my strip of ribbon.
I selected flowers, a berry sprig and jewelry pendant from my stash. These heavier items were adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on white cardstock, then centered and die cut it before rubbing with several shades of ink to color.
I also stamped and embossed the inside sentiment. Here is where I really love using the adhesive runner - to build layered frames. I cut out my sentiment, then applied the adhesive runner to adhere to the darker cardstock and used a transparent ruler and craft knife to trim the mat for perfectly even edges.
Before adhering my layers, I created the swirling leaf design on the top layer by dry embossing the grungy fall color paper. I then sanded the raised edges to expose the white paper core.
Thanks for dropping by today to check out my project.
I hope you've been inspired to create!!
BoBunny Vintage Double Dot - Buttercup (Thank you Juliana!)
We R Memory Keepers - Black Widow Collection
BoBunny Blossoms - Wildberry Daisy (Thank you, Juliana!)
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix
Cappuccino Satin with Grosgrain Edges ~ Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tonal Duets - Pendant
Creative Imaginations Clear Stamps - Thankful
Darice Embossing Folder - Fall Leaf
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Wild Honey
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar - Mixed Media Inx: Leather
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar - Mixed Media Inx Embossing Powder: Leather
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar - Mixed Media Inx CHOX: Sparrow
Spellbinders ~ Decorative Labels Twenty-Two
Sizzix - Big Shot
Core-dinations - Sanding Block
Tim Holtz - Grid Blocks
I'd like to give special thanks to Juliana Michaels for her gift of BoBunny goodies!!
If you'd like to see some of her amazing work stop by her blog:
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~