The sentiment was heat embossed with JudiKins Lapis Lazul powder. I used glitter paste embossing medium to a sunburst stencil, then die cut the circle. The grass was also die cut. The fancy border is an old Martha Stewart punch.
With my embarrassingly large craft hoard, I was shocked to learn that I don't have a pumpkin die or punch! Sign. I had to make do with what I have on hand.
I found the purple letter and ghost background paper in a box of goodies gifted to me. The pumpkins were cut with oval dies, embossed with a Sizzix texture plate, and inked with Tangerine ink. The stems and leaves were hand cut. Sharing this with the Cards In Envy Spooky challenge.
Kangaroo from SU! Animal Outing, not sure about the sentiment. Anyone? Paper from an older Studio Calico pad. I have an embarrassing amount of 6x6 paper pads. I am trying to be better about using rather than hoarding... Check back on October 10 for the new Words 2 Craft By challenge!
I love making fall cards, my favorite color pallet is derived from fall colors. I love the deep reds, purples, golds, and oranges I see on the trees around me.
I started with paper colored with alcohol ink and gold mixative:
I cut the leaves with old Marvy metal punches, and curled the leaves around a pencil. Added a fun die cut background and an old SU! sentiment and done!! Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By and show us your crispy fall creation!!!
If you follow this blog, you already know that i give away mot of my cards. Some to friends and family, but most of them are donated to Cards for Soldiers (you can find them on Facebook). I try to make cards that can serve multiple purposes. These, for example, can be used for a birthday, get well, good luck, etc. Stampin' Up Dandelion Wishes, Oxide Inks.
I have been missing from the blogosphere for a while - even neglecting my Words 2 Craft By i-team privileges. All is well. I was able to spend a long weekend with my brothers and sisters on Lake Erie. The very next weekend, my husband, son, and son's girlfriend left for a week at the beach in South Carolina. A few hours after our return home, our son left to go back to college. In between, I tried to work as much as possible to make up for the time I was spending away. What a whirlwind!!
The embossing folder was a Tuesday Morning find from Richard Gray, and the texture reminded me of warm winter sweaters. I mounted the textured kraft on matching paper, and popped up both panels with dimensional tape. While I like the eggshell color paper and proportions better, I like the twine on the white card better than the twill tape. Option are good, learning is great!!!
And they led into the perfect response to the Try Stamping on Tuesday's Tic Tac Toe, striaght across the middle row:
The card base is white, the circles holographic silver, and the circles aqua and bright blue, sentiment from Gina Marie. I really hate trying to take picture of metallic papers, but I love this card!!!
I wanted to make a color slider card. In the process, I made a lot of pretty trash!!!
I inked the background with oxide inks and added the snowflakes in white, cut the snow with a stitched dies, stamped the Recollections image, patterned paper DCWV. I stamped the image on the transparency with Staz-On, and colored the other image with Derwent watercolor pencils.
Gold metallic paper, the poinsettia layers are from SU! The old Recollections sentiment is heat embossed. I used Lawn Fawn stitched dies to make the SEVEN layers!! Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Flip Flipping Summer challenge (talk about opposites!!).
The images are from Stampendous, stamped in Sepia Ranger ink, and fussy cut. This will be great for Cards for Soldiers! They end blank greeting cards and notes of encouragement to our deployed military. You can find them on Facebook.
I inked up the background, and added the seaweed in the same colors. I "flicked" water on the background to create bubbles, and added Glossy Accents to the bubbles. The goldfish were fussy cut and popped up on the base. It was quite time consuming, but worth it for a friend's 80th birthday. We spent many happy hours together at the beach. Love you, J!
I made the card is 3.5" x 5" to keep the circles in proportion. The circles were cut from adhesive paper, making it MUCH easier. Lesson learned - I traced the inside of the black circles with black marker to hide the tiny difference in size. Makes for a more polished look.
I have had a bag of mini popsicle sticks forever, and finally have a project for them!!! The white background is embossed with clouds. The popsicles are paint chips. The texture and sheen are perfect for these treats! The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.