Friday, November 19, 2021

Playing Cards with Michele!

Good morning!  Today is such a fun day.  My dear friend Michele has invited me to play cards with her. Isn’t that the best idea?  Michele has got to be the friendliest kid on the block.  I sure hope you’ve had the chance to connect with her.  Her whit, laugh, sincerity, and hugs are second to none.   I’ve had the absolute pleasure of meeting her in person, so I thought of her happy smile and heard her voice in my mind while I was making my card.  I couldn’t stop smiling!

We are both creating cards with the theme “Giving Thanks + Leaves”.  I was delighted when she told me the theme because leaves are my favorite.  I combined older, retired, and brand spankin’ new products on my card. I started with Concord & 9th’s Thankful Leaves die and die cut it 3 times being careful to not pop out any of the pieces.  I pulled out some Pigment Craft Co inks (SO excited about these!) and blended on Seagrass, Glow, and Monstera inks using a very light hand.  As a reference for colors, the leaves in the photos not on my card are those same colors with a heavier hand blending.    One of my favorite parts about the leaves that fall in autumn are the speckles and splotches of color on them, so I used the same inks + Quince ink to add speckles onto my leaves.
Next I pulled out Pigment's Festive Fonts stamp set and dies and stamped "thanks" in their Quince, Fig, Seagrass, and Monstera inks.  I cannot tell you how much I love these colors and stamps! They are technically my Christmas present from my parents and my husband, but both gave me permission to use them early.  I just couldn't wait!  But no worries, I'll wrap them and put them under the tree when the big day arrives.  
At this point I felt like the card needed just a little something, but I have very few slimline products.  I pulled out an old (but still loved) Lil' Inker Designs Pieced Chevron die and partially die cut it, then I scooted it over and die cut again, which allowed me to cover the whole 3.5x8.5" size I needed.  And finally I splattered on some fig ink toward the edges of my card.  Such a small step, but honestly the card isn't complete without it.  
Well, that's all for me folks!  I hope you like it as much as I do!  Now make sure to head over to Michele’s blog to see her card.  It’s a surprise for me, too, and I can’t wait to see what she made.  I’m sure it will knock your socks off! :) 


  1. Lindsey, you have all the Pigment colors I have yet to buy!!! Get the couch ready, I'm coming over!!!
    I love every leave, the arrangement, splatters, and how you've stretched that cover die - I still miss Lil' Inkers all the time!
    You've created a most wonderful card of thanks with our love of leaves it was hardest to choose which ones to use, right?
    Love you to pieces, my friend! Thank you so very much for Playing Cards with me! xo

  2. Oh Lindsey...your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I'm a leaf lover too, so you both had me right at the get-go!! Your colors are just fabulous, and between you and Michele using them, I'm starting to think that maybe I need to order myself an early Christmas present too! And I love, LOVE your white on white background and how you made the A2 size die work for your slimline! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

  3. There's not a friendlier friend to play cards with, is there! I love the theme the two of you are sharing today. Your card is soft and lovely, Lindsey! I like the interest your background brings!

  4. Hi Lindsey! I just popped over from Michele's blog. I had to see your cards with friends makes! I just LOVE your beautiful thankful card. The inks are gorgeous, and I love your trio of inked and splattered leaves. What great idea you had for that chevron die cut background. I am very inspired!

  5. Crushing on the colors you used for the leaves. They certainly look lovely against your diecut background. Being a splatter-hound myself, was really impressed with yours.

  6. What a fabulous card with the soft colors for the leaves and the playful style of the alphabet die cuts! The white on white die cut background and the splatter were 0erfect touches. So wonderful to get to see both your card and Michele's!