I do love the Fall!
The smell of autumn is intoxicating to me.
I love the colors which tell me the summer has worked very hard…now is time for the leaves to ‘rest’.
So when I saw this Stampin’ UP! Falling For Leaves stamp set, I knew I had to have it!
Here is my very own version of a card I will be excited to send.
The base is Merry Merlot and the next layer is Old Olive.
I embossed the Very Vanilla layer with the NEW Subtles Dynamic Embossing Folder.
You can’t see the impressions…. well because it’s ‘subtle’ but in real life, it is VERY nice.
It adds just enough texture to give it some extra ‘subtle’ attention!
Next I took the leaf stamps and using Old Olive, Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze inks, stamped then cut them out with the Thinlits.
Then for just a bit of pizzazz, I took Old Olive ribbon and Linen Thread to make a small bow. This was attached with a Glue Dot.
In the opposite corner I just had to add a Gold Faceted gem.
The message was layered onto a piece of Merry Merlot and adhered with Dimensionals. AND of COURSE I just had to use a bit of Wink of Stella –here and there for interest. To me, Wink of Stella is a must fro any project–it adds a sparkle of interest!
What do YOU think?
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As always, I can make a Long Distance Package for you. Tell me how many cards you’d like to make and I’ll get your kit prepared! Don’t like the colors I used? You can tell me what your preferences are and I’ll customize it for you.
I made this card for my trip to Idaho.
I’ll be needing ‘thank you’s’ so this was a fast and easy way to create some simple yet sweet cards.
I am IN LOVE with Blackberry Bliss and Gray Granite colors .
So the base is Gray Granite at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
Next is a layer of Blackberry Bliss at 5 1/4 x 4.
Then a layer of Frosted Floral Dsp at 5 x 3 3/4.
Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, I cut a larger oval in Blackberry Bliss, a next sized smaller in Whisper White.
I used the Happiness Surrounds stamp set images and Gray Granite, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive inks to create a flower image.
Snailed the white layer onto the blackberry layer then popped a few Dimensionals on and placed it on the card.
I added a thank you from All Things Thanks –and voila –card is done!
Not to leave out the envelope (no naked envelopes in my house!) – added the leaves in Old Olive.
What do you think?
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When flipping through our Holiday Catalog, I fell in LOVE with the Thanksgiving card on page 44.
It’s the top left card- using the Merry Merlot card stock.
I think it’s so much fun to COLOR and that;s just what I did!
Using our Watercolor Pencils, it was fun –just like being back in kindergarten!
Then I gently used my Aqua Painter and with soft, one directional strokes, covered over the colored layers.
First I apologize for the poor image –I was in a hurry to get it posted for my Demonstrators–am a work in progress!
I used Crumb Cake as the card base at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/2
2.Then I took a piece of Pumpkin pIe at 5 x 3 /3/4 and ran it through the Big Shot using the new Tin Tile Embossing Folder.
3.Then I took a Sponge Dauber and used Pumpkin Pie ink to distress the embossed layer.
4.I did use Tear & Tape to adhere it to the base layer. I think with thicker embossing folders, extra adhesive is a great way to insure it sticks properly.
5.Next I took the wagon stamp and message and used Stazon to stamp on a layer of Very Vanilla.
THEN -for me the REAL FUN began! COLORING!
6.I used the WATERCOLOR PENCILS and colored away.
NO fuss, no worry, just easy broadstrokes over the images–kinda like an ombray effect.
7.THEN I took my Aqua Painter and very gently and in one direction only, blended the colors a tad more.
8.I made a tiny bow with the Braided Linen Thread and attached with a Glue Dot.
9.This layer was attached to a piece of Crumb Cake. The edges were distressed using the blade of my Snips–just to give it a bit more dimension. Dimensionals were used to pop it on top of the textured piece.
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This too darn cute Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa Christmas card makes me laugh!
It’s fun to color and fun to paste!
I used the Big Shot with the Santa’s Signpost Framelits to cut out Santa .
Then I colored him using the Stampin’ Blends and added a puff of cotton to his cap with a drop of Fine Tip Glue.
I also used a banner from the Festive Farmhouse DSP with a bit of gold thread in front of it .
Santa is popped up on the Christmas card with Dimensionals and of COURSE I just had to add Wink of Stella here and there!
What do you think?
Let me know if you need any help or want to make this card.
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