Thursday, October 31, 2019

{Throwback Thursday} Thanksgiving Themed Cards by Helen

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We've got one more new feature here on the blog: Throwback Thursday. On the last Thursday of the month, the STAMPgirls will be sharing new projects inspired by a previous STAMPlorations project...either one they made themselves or made by another STAMPgirl. And every month, we'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Throwback Thursday post for the month, as well as from the featured designer's blog.

Kicking off Throwback Thursday is STAMPgirl Helen. For the next 3 months, you'll see her share her creative takes inspired by a past project and using various STAMPlorations products.

This is the card that I made back in October 2018 that inspired me to create the three Thanksgiving cards. I am inspired by the theme, background, pumpkin, colors, design, and word die.

The Throwback Card

Card #1 - So Very Thankful

On my first card, I used the Wonderfall Time stamp set, Be Thankful Stamps and Coordinating Die, Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

For the background, I used ghosting technique. I created the watercolored background with watercolor markers and then I stamped the leaf with water. I dabbed off the water with paper towel every time I stamp and then dried it with craft heater. This is a fun and simple way of creating ghosting stamping background.

I stamped the pumpkin with VersaFine Onyx Black and colored it with watercolor markers. I added some white acrylic paint splatters on it. After I dried it with craft heater, I fussy cut with micro-tip scissors. I stamped the sentiment with Cheerful VersaFine Clair Ink Pad and Summertime VersaFine Clair Ink Pad on a white cardstock.


Card #2 - Thankful

This second card is a no-stamping card. I created it using the Doodle Autumn Pumpkin Cover Plate Die and Thankful Word Die.

I use the inlaid die cutting technique to highlight the pumpkin on the card and then I added the word die on top of it with 3D foam tape.


Card #3 - Choose to be Grateful

For the last card, I use the Choose To Be Grateful Phrase Die and one of the coloring page from the Blossom Bliss: Ready-To Color Floral Themed Card Fronts.

I colored the page with Watercolor Pencil and I used Colorless Blender Pen to blend the colors instead of using waterbrush. After that, I added some white acrylic paint splatters on it with fan brush. I dried it with craft heater and I added it on the card with adhesive glue runner.

I cut a piece of brown glitter cardstock and white cardstock using the phrase die and I stacked them together with dries-clear adhesive glue. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.


Helen created such wonderful Thanksgiving-themed cards. Which one's your favorite? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Helen's blog by November 8. We'll announce the winner in the October winners post on November 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Helen will be back on November 28 for another Throwback Thursday post.


  1. Wow, so beautiful cards and I love wonderful fall colours.
    Valerija xx

  2. Lovely palettes on your cards, my fave is your third card.

  3. Yes, beautiful cards perfect for the Thanksgiving Season...I also the technique that she did on card # 1

  4. Delightful cards...I especially like how the pumpkin is highlighted by adding color only to that section. tfs

  5. I love Fall and these are great and wonderfully created pieces of ART - Love the backgrounds, pop, and dies - #1 is my Favorite - I like Tags on Cards ~ each is lovely however! TFS

  6. Gorgeous stamps and dies and I just love the fall colours! Beautiful inspiration here by Helen!

  7. Wow, love the dies and all those lucious fall colors!

  8. These are all beautiful and perfect for Fall! Card #2 is definitely my favorite; I LOVE the inlaid technique!!

  9. Lovely cards, Helen. Pretty coloring and designs. I love the first card with it's textures & layers.

  10. I like the first one the best, but all are lovely