Seasonal Layers is one of my favorite all time die sets. Leaves, the Adirondack chair, snowflakes, branch what’s not to love. I had an old scrap of watercolor paper that I had made a background with, I had used distress oxide ink for it. After cutting the piece into 3 panels I attached them to a piece of copper foll. Our copper trim is so pretty, I just had to use it to tie around it. Next I cut out the leaves from real red cardstock, leaving a few bits in to mimic the way older leaves can look. I picked the sentiment Celebrate from the Beautiful you set, stamping it in early espresso.
Hope you are enjoying the colors this fall.
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Halloween is just around the corner, Funny thing about Halloween is that people either totally get into it, costumes, decorations the whole nine yards. Then there are those who would rather hide in there basements and forget the whole thing. Which or should I say WITCH way to you celebrate? Either way, most of us love the candy.
Halloween isn’t traditionally a big card sending time of year .As a rule I make a few, then use my stash of supplies to make little treat bags and decor pieces. Nevertheless, I can’t help myself, I have to make a few and here is one I came up with.
Starting with a base of yummy Pumpkin Pie cardstock, I then cut a piece of Monster Bash Designer Series Paper at 6 x 5.25 scoring and folding in 2″. This allows two sides of the paper to show, you really don’t need to add much more to your card then because the paper does most of the work. Before I adhered the paper, I tied a bit of black twine around it. Stamped the spider in versamark on white cardstock and embossed it with black embossing powder. Adding a spider web and then the Happy Halloween, I cut out the oval with my big shot. A little sponging around the edges a few dimensionals and it was done.
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Happy World Card Making Day!
Hope you can find a bit of time in your day to make a card. Remember though, the joy you get creating is best shared by mailing or hand delivering your card. Personally going to the mail box and finding a handmade card, always brings a huge smile to my face.
Spring is my favorite time of the year, followed closely by Fall. Such a glorious pallet of colors Mother Nature gives us, they only problem is what follows. Leaves are so fun and easy to use on cards and can be both masculine and feminine in most cases. These leaves were pretty easy to make thanks for the dies in the Gather Together Bundle. First, dropping fall colors from my reinkers onto a glass mat, I then spritzed it with water and dragged watercolor paper around to move the color. After the paper dried, the leaves were die cut. In addition to cutting the leaves out, these dies also emboss them creating texture which adds so much to the card.
Once that was done, I stamped the Birch stamp on a piece of Whisper White with Gray Granite. Mossy Meadow twine was wrapped around it and tied in a bow. Then A Gray Granite stitched nested label stamped with the sentiment was added and the leaves were attached. I mounted it on a Gray Granite base then took the new Shimmery Chrystal Effects do add a few water droplets. Let me know what you think, I would love to hear from you.
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