Giving Thanks

Eileen Hull

I really wish there was a little more time in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Store decor seems to go from Halloween straight to Christmas. I think Thanksgiving is getting short-changed! We should dedicate more time to giving thanks for all we have, don’t you think? I wanted something to hang on the wall to remind me of all the things I am thankful for as the hustle and bustle of the holiday season entered full swing. I chose the Duetica DT Woodwynds font for the sentiment. This font has 15 variations for each and every letter, starting with a plain serif, each successive version contains more and more swashes as you click through them. The good thing about this system is that if it starts looking too swirly (really? is there such a thing?), you can intersperse your phrase or title with a balance of undecorated and decorated letters creating a truly unique final project that pleases your eye. Stickles glitter glue was added on top of the letter forms to accentuate them. A fairly heavy line was applied to the larger letter strokes and then spread out to thinner areas with a toothpick. I finished the project with some 3D flowers cut out with Sizzix dies.

Frame and mat
kraft paper
Stickles glitter glue
Thermoweb Zots.
Sizzix 3D Flower die designed by Beth Reames.
Other accents include dimensional leaf stickers.
Duetica Font: DT Woodwynds font

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