Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Table setting

Hello everyone, this is Astrid from the UK.

As it is Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought I would share a table setting with you. This is a time when we are all very busy, so this is a quick and easy project:
These are the stamps and products I used:
Create a Punpkin
Pam Bray Fall Collection 2
Core'dinations Kraft Core card stock in different colours
Plain Kraft card
Spellbinders round dies
Tim Holtz Seasonal Embossing folders
Distress Ink in Scattered Straw, Aged Mahogany, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge
Distress Markers in Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade,  Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint
Diamond Stickles
Sanding block
Gold gilding paste

I made a menu card, a place card and a serviette ring.
Lets start with the card first.

Here you can see most of the elements I used. As you can see I ran the smaller matting layer through an embossing folder. I sanded it with my sanding block to bring out the Kraft core and then rubbed some gold gilding paste over the raised bits. I coloured my flowers with Scattered Straw Distress ink and layered them up together. I also stamped some leaves as well still and coloured them also with my chosen colours of Distress. Here you can see the card all layered together.
The strip underneath the flowers and leaves was also created with a strip embossing folder, once embossed I cut it out as you can see below:

The place card was made in almost the same way, here you can see the detail:
The pumpkin is from the Create a Pumpkin set and the name was computer generated.
Finally for the napkin ring I simply took a 1 1/2" strip of embossed Core'dinations card and layered an embossed strip on top. The pumpkin was created by running a white piece of card through the same folder and cutting just the pumpkin, which was then coloured with Distress Markers
Well, there you have it. I wish all my American friends a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.

Hope this project has given you a little inspiration and thank you so much for visiting today!


  1. Absolutely fabulous pieces, Astrid. I would love to sit at a table with these decorating it. Great job, as always!

  2. What fabulous textures and colours - these are just brilliant, Astrid!
    Alison x

  3. love the table setting...wish I would have seen it earlier today....

  4. Love this Astrid!! Fabulous colours and great textures!! Totally stunning!! oxox


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