Here is my latest design team project for Craft Junkie Too. We were asked to make a "Fall is in the Air" project, and it had to be something that could be hung. This really forced me to think out of the box, as I had never made any home decor before.
I decided to make a hanging plaque to celebrate the Thanksgiving season. I began with a wooden plaque from Michael's and used Mod Podge (another first for me) to adhere brown patterned paper from the DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack. The Mod Podge is really easy to work with, if you haven't tried it before.
Next I cut "grateful" and its shadow in Core'dinations Cardstock, using the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. The cream shadow looked too plain to me, so I covered it with text from Papertrey Ink's "Background Basics: Text Style II" in PTI Spring Moss Ink. The leaves are cut from PTI Distressed Dots Patterned Paper, using Gypsy Wanderings and Designer's Calendar, and they are inked around the edges with PTI Chai Ink. I cut the pumpkins from Create a Critter in Core'dinations Cardstock, and then I ran the orange layer through the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder. The final touch was some PTI Vintage Buttons and Rustic Jute Button Twine. The plaque is hung with some "Celebrate It" Ribbon, which is hot glued to the back.
Be sure to head over to Tracy's blog at Craft Junkie Too, so that you can see the amazing projects my teammates came up with this week!