Creating a table name card design is fun for me to do. It’s amazing how something so small and personalized can make a thanksgiving table just pop.
Not only will the food be delicious and company enjoyable, but the added touch of decor just enhances the season.
So, I was hired to design the perfect table name card setting for a thanksgiving party. Whatever design I choose to go with is entirely up to me, I have free reign (lucky me!).
I have nearly 7 weeks before this party takes place (the week before thanksgiving), so I’m in total create mode. I’d like to have at least four to five different ideas before I settle on the “one.”
Design number one isn’t too shabby!
I bought a couple of these longer stemmed pumpkins from Ralph’s for $0.99.
Then I used my Brea Reese metallic gold brush marker and hand lettered my husband’s name (these are practice pumpkins). Just an FYI, rubbing alcohol worked great as an “eraser” – writing on curvy pumpkins is no easy feat!
For the decorative florals, I used my Momenta punch and matching stamp to add a bit more prettiness to the design.
After the floral designs were punched, I used my acrylic block and stamped (*with an ink medium – this is a bit sticky/tacky) the floral punch with the matching Momenta floral stamp.
Then I grabbed some red pigment powder (*the powder comes in a set with the ink medium) and brushed it over the punched/stamped floral image. I love how it turned out.
I clear glued to the florals together.
Just to enhance the look a bit, I grabbed a rustic gold colored brad and placed it in the middle of the flowers.
I left a 1 inch piece of twine dangling at the base of the stem, and then wrapped and hot glued twine up the stem.
Last, I hot glued the floral punch to the dangling twine.
And, here is idea #1.
Acrylic Block and Ink Medium/Powder Set
Brads, Hot Glue and Twine