Color Me Autumn Gratitude for Days - Vintage Country

Well, Vintage Country was my attempt at least! Funny how cards evolve in progress sometimes.

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My cards today are continuing the theme this week, Same Paper, Same Stamp, Same layout. Sigh. Its more of a challenge than I expected, so forgive me the fudging on today's cards. I'll try harder for tomorrow!!

Vintage Country - term used very loosley

Color Me Autumn DSP and Gratitude for Days Stamp Set
 I used the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper as the background, and stamped the sentiment from the Gratitude for Days stamp set onto a Tea Lace Paper Doily. Layered over the Burlap Ribbon, and Natural and Old Olive Two Tone Trim (deconstructed from the swirl rope to the threads), the doily and the DSP strip needed to be attached with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it height clearance. I added the Vintage Designer Button to give it "credibility" that the whole thing would stay together! Its a little more bulky than I would prefer. So for the second card, I kept things simpler and followed the sketch a little more closely, besides flipping it on its side again. :-)

I used the Two Tone Trim again, and Linen Thread, and accented this time with an arrow from the Wooden Accents Embellishments. This piece I stamped with some of the elements from the Gratitude for days stamp set that matched the Blessings stamp (triangles, probably to small to notice here, but they DO match!)

So there you have it. I'm going to claim this as a victory. What are your suggestions for that bulkiness? I hadn't noticed it before, maybe because I usually use the ribbon with cardstock layers? I'd be appreciative of any tips or thoughts you have on that...

Happy Crafting!

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