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Fall leaves featuring die cuts

  • Die cuts:
    • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations – Skeleton Leaves
    • Avery Elle – Pierced Mat Die
  • Stamp – Stampendous “Seasonal Swirls”
  • Inks – Ranger Tim Holtz Distress: Aged Mahogany, Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Wild Honey and Walnut Stain
  • Embossing powder – Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Pumpkin Fiesta
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

It was fun to use this new leaf die set and then combine the leaves with items I’ve had in my stash for quite a while. I started off by applying five colors of Distress ink to mixed media cardstock with a foam applicator tool, blending the colors as I went. Once I was happy with the colors, I die cut the leaves from this fall-colored paper. I then die cut the dot-embossed kraft cardstock with the Avery Elle die and adhered it to the card base. I arranged the leaves on top, adhering them when I was happy with the composition. From there, I added the sentiment with dimensional adhesive and called it done! Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

The Paper Players Challenge #413 – Leaves and Trees

Daisy Chain Challenges #24 – Autumn/Fall

 


Dreaming of Fall Leaves

  • Die – Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymus/Tim Holtz “Falling Leaves”
    • Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz “Autumn,””Ornate,” “Burlap,” and “Dotted”
  • Texture paste – Prima Art Basics Light Texture Paste
  • Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, and Aged Mahogany
  • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray – Brushed Pewter
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Perfect Copper Spray
  • Tim Holtz Ideaolgy Tissue Wrap (plain)
  • Twine
  • Charm
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was one of those backgrounds that involved layers and layers, which is one of my favorite things! I began by stenciling texture paste through the leaf stencil onto smooth Bristol paper and allowed it to dry. I stamped some leaves on tissue wrap and added them with gel medium onto the piece. Then I added and blended Distress Inks to cover the background with color. I stenciled some pattern as well with the ink until I was pleased with the colors and overall appearance. For some final sparkle, I sprayed and spattered some copper and pewter inks in a couple of places. I added the die cut and stamped sentiment, then tied the charm and twine onto the card with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch as inspiration. I mounted the card front onto the card base with an extra vertical strip of cardstock for visual balance. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #349


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

 

 


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


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.

 


Jump for Joy Birthday

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  • Stamps and Dies – Lawn Fawn “Jump for Joy” sets
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous “Lettuce”
  • Sequins – 28 Lilac Lane “Neutrals”
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Copic markers

I couldn’t resist these creatures playing in the Fall leaves! I stamped and die-cut the various elements to create a clean and simple birthday card for my son. The images are colored with Copic markers. I’m thinking this card is perfect for the Paper Players Challenge #313 “Taste of Fall.” Thanks for stopping by.

 


It’s Pumpkin Time

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Hello Pumpkin”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas, “Leaves”
    • Sizzix – Tim Holtz Alterations – “Mixed Media” (used for dry embossing)
  • Embossing powder – Detail Black
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

I created this card for the TCP Challenge #322 – Embossing. This stamp set is one of my absolute favorites! It combines penguins and pumpkins–what could be better? I embossed the image with black embossing powder and then colored it with Zig Clean Color markers. I fussy-cut the image and arranged the die-cut leaves around it. I used the Sizzix die to emboss the pattern on a green panel for a backdrop. I photographed my card on our only normal shaped pumpkin that seems to be maturing in our garden this year, just to set the mood! Thanks for visiting.