Category Archives: Autumn

Cerebral Squirrels: Thinking of You

  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Busy Squirrels” and “Playful Squirrels”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Maple Leaf Corner”
    • Creative Expressions Craft Dies “Atlantic Ocean Collection – Cape Verde”
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado Personal Expressions “Expressions”
  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I enjoy making Fall cards. When October begins, I think of leaves changing colors, my birthday (hee hee), pumpkins, and squirrels scampering. So I decided to make a card featuring squirrels scampering among the Fall leaves. I’ll probably send this to my son at college, who enjoys all things squirrel.

For this card, I die cut all of the Memory Box pieces from white cardstock and then used Distress Inks to color them. I cut the maple leaf die in the corner twice so I could inlay the contrasting color in some of the leaves. All of the supplies I used for this card have been in my stash for a long time, particularly the sentiment stamp that appears to be made in 2006! Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Simon Says Thinking of You (featuring Memory Box)

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group – Challenge #82 Fall is in the Air

 

 

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Make Today Count – Mixed Media Card

  • Stamps – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Falling Leaves CMS097”
  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Autumn,” “Dot Fade,” and “Grid Dot”
  • Ranger Texture Paste: Opaque Matte
  • Ranger Distress Crayons: Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Carved Pumpkin, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed
  • Ranger Wendy Vecchi Mica Spray: Buttercup
  • Tim Holtz Ideaology Paper String: Solids
  • Tim Holtz Ideaology Metallic Stickers: Quotations
  • Tim Holtz Ideaology Tissue Wrap: Plain
  • Brass leaf charm – Fire Mountain
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Watercolor paper – Strathmore 140 lb. cold press

This card was fun to make because of all the layers–and of course it took me a very long time, just because when I’m making decisions as I move through the process it always takes me a long time! I really enjoy the process and since it is my birthday today, I indulged in getting messy and creative.

I started out by applying texture paste through the leaf stencil onto watercolor paper. I love leaves as a theme in my work! Then I stared at it for awhile, and added Distress Crayons all over the piece, blending as I went along. I then scrubbed some of the color away with a damp paper towel through a couple of stencils and continued to blend colors by adding a bit of water until I was satisfied.

Meanwhile I stamped leaves on tissue wrap with black Archival ink and added some ink splatters and Mica Spray. Once this was dry, I added some torn pieces of the stamped tissue with gel medium to the piece. I then cut the piece I would need for my card design and applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges. I wrapped it with paper string and attached the brass leaf charm.

On another scrap of watercolor paper, I watercolored with some Distress Inks and lightly stamped a few more leaves. This was meant to be a background for my sentiment, so I didn’t want my colors to be very intense. One dry, I cut out the sentiment piece, applied Walnut Stain Distress ink to the edges, and popped on the sentiment sticker. I attached the two pieces to cardstock and called it a day. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: A Vintage Journey: Crazy for Autumn Colours


Give Thanks

  • Stamp/Stencil set – Stampers Anonymous: Studio490 Wendy Vecchi “Autumn Harvest”
  • Sentiment – Hero Arts CL987 “Color Layering Grateful Leaves”
  • Die – Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square Stackables”
  • Ranger Distress inks
  • Ranger Distress markers
  • Handmade paper – Black Ink
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This image was created with a stamp and stencil set. First I stamped it with black ink and then I applied Ranger Distress inks through the stencil to color the image. I used Distress markers to color the tall vegetation in the background. I framed it with the Lawn Fawn die-cut and layered all on top of the lovely handmade paper by Black Ink. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge:  Shopping Our Stash #323 – Give Thanks

 


Lawn Fawn Get Well

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  • Stamps –
    • Lawn Fawn “Jump for Joy” set and “Wheelie Like You”
    • Avery Elle “Petals and Stems” (sentiment)
  • Patterned papers –
    • Bella Blvd “Hello Autumn”
    • Pebbles “Woodland Forest”
  • Woodgrain tape – American Crafts
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for my son to give his good friend who was just diagnosed with Leukemia. They’ve been friends since kindergarten–and now they are high school seniors. I colored the critters with Copics and then fussy cut them. I didn’t want any white around the edges that the dies would leave (and I don’t have dies for all of the creatures anyway!). I edged all of the critters and leaves with black. I arranged the animals and added some sequins to jazz things up a bit. I stamped the sentiment on the woodgrain tape and cut a “tail” for a flag.

Entry in:

Critters and Creatures Linky Party 8

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Autumn

Thanks for visiting today.

 


Grateful Woodland Animals

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  • Patterned paper – Pebbles “Woodland Forest” (both sides)
  • Stamp – Hero Arts
  • Cardstock –
  • Distress inks – Ranger “Carved Pumpkin” and “Walnut Stain”
  • Circle punch – 1-1/2″

This paper is so cute–full of different animals. So I punched each of them out with a circle punch and edged them with Distress Ink. The flip-side of the animal paper had a pleasing pattern so that served as the background for the animal portraits. I also was able to stamp the sentiment on the paper. Thanks for stopping by.


Crow!

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  • Stamps:
    • Carabelle Studios – “Imagine a Scarecrow”
    • Stampers Anonymous – Art of Brett Weldele “Trick or Treaters”
  • Stencils:
    • Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz “Houndstooth”
    • Ranger – Dina Wakley Media “Spaced Dots”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Hickory Smoke and Wilted Violet
  • Patterned paper – Carta Bella “Spooky” collection
  • Kraft cardstock

I created this card on World Cardmaking Day. It was fun to see what I could do with these stamp sets. I stenciled the background with Distress Inks and used a little bit of sparkly twine to set off the crow image.I hope it isn’t too spooky for you! Thanks for stopping by!


Scarecrow – Trick or Treat

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  • Stamps:
    • Carabelle Studios – “Imagine a Scarecrow”
    • Stampers Anonymous – Art of Brett Weldele “Trick or Treaters”
  • Stencils:
    • Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz “Twisted”
    • Ranger – Dina Wakley Media “Spaced Dots”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Walnut Stain and Carved Pumpkin
  • Kraft and orange cardstock

In honor of World Cardmaking Day on October 1st, I hosted a make and take at Runaway Art and Craft Studio. We played with this stamp set from the French company, Carabelle Studios and I made several cards with it. I stamped the scarecrow on orange cardstock and fussy cut him. The background is stenciled with Distress Inks and the sentiment is from the Stampers Anonymous set. Thanks for visiting.