Happy Thanksgiving to Canadians everywhere. Yes, we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October. It’s always the second Monday in October, so the date changes from year to year. We eat the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Therefore, by the time Christmas is finished, some people may be tired of turkey. Not me though.
Canada was the first country to celebrate Thanksgiving. It was brought to Canada by Martin Frobisher, an arctic explorer, more than 40 years before the Pilgrims came to the United States.
Why do Canadians celebrate their happy Thanksgiving in October? Canada is located in the north and the harvest season takes place earlier than in the US. The holiday coincides with a 3-day weekend so many Canadians travel to celebrate with family. This also makes it a happy Thanksgiving. Monday is not necessarily the day we have our Turkey dinner and Mr. Turkey could make his appearance on anyone of the 3 days. The Thanksgiving holiday is also not a prelude to Christmas shopping. There is no mad panic in the stores the day after.
Stamps: Vintage Leaves, For All Things, Among The Branches.
Ink/Markers: Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, VersaMark.
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Kraft, Into The Woods DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Leaflets Framelits, Woodland Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder, 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, Gold Cord, Linen Thread.
For the background on this card, I used the brayer and Soft Suede ink to in ink up the Woodland Embossing Folder. The Kraft card stock was put into the embossing folder as normal and then run through the Big Shot. This technique brings out the birch trees and they are more distinctive.
If you want to use this technique, make sure that you emboss the correct side of the embossing folder. To ink the background behind the trees and make the trees stand out, always brayer the side of the embossing folder that the background is raised. This will using be the side that has the word “Sizzix” on it.
The leaves used the emboss resist technique. After heat embossing with Clear embossing powder, different colours of Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight were sponged on the leaves. This will also distress the leaves a bit.
The little leaves from the Among the Branches stamp set were stamped on the background after the embossing. I used the 3 different leaves with 3 different colours.
Have fun with your Thanksgiving card and again Happy Thanksgiving.