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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Vintage Leaves Birthday

Fall birthdays are so much fun!  Making cards with the rich colors of fall just makes my heart smile!  This card was made for a special friend of my family.  I needed a great card for a man with pop, but it still had to remain on the simple side; because men aren't fond of a lot of fluff.  LOL!  Normally, when we need a card for a man, leaves or trees are the design of choice.  This card is no exception.

I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the retired Diagonal Plate to make the diagonal score marks on the card front.  Then simply attaching multicolored leaves and stamping a birthday sentiment finished off this card.  The leaves are made with Vintage Leaves stamp set and cut out with the matching Leaflets Dies.  The sentiment is from the Wetlands stamp set.

The base is Cajun Craze, with a layer of Always Artichoke, then a layer of Very Vanilla.  The sentiment was stamped with Cajun Craze ink and the leaves were stamped with Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Elegant Eggplant inks.  You can see I used a multicolored technique on a couple of the leaves to create interest by dabbing Cherry Cobbler ink around the edges.  The actual technique is called Rock & Roll, but I wasn't happy with the effect, so I resorted to just dabbing the darker ink around the edges.  The top layer of leaves are popped up using Dimensionals.

Thanks to Wendy Klein for the inspiration for creating this card.  You can see her original design here.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

*Items in bold are Stampin' Up! products.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cable Knit Embossing Folder with Vintage Leaves

This is one of my favorite fall cards this year!  It showcases the new Cable Knit Embossing Folder with a great 3-D image effect and Vintage Leaves stamp set with some very classy copper accents.  Inking up the embossing folder with Cajun Craze ink before adding the cardstock created even more dimension on the card front.

I used Copper Foil Paper and embossed the sentiment on it with Copper Embossing Powder--a very cool technique.  The leaves were stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on Crushed Curry cardstock, crumpled, then sponged with Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Tangerine Tango inks.  The Burlap Ribbon gives it a slightly rustic look, adding even more texture, while the Copper Foil Paper and Copper Thread add a touch of elegance.  It's a perfect mix of rustic and elegant elements that gives this card it's pop and charm.

The leaves were stamped with the Vintage Leaves stamp set and the sentiment is from the Basket of Wishes stamp set on page 49 in the Holiday Catalog.  I also used the Layering Ovals Framelits for the sentiment pieces.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

*Stampin' Up! product in bold.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

More Cards from WCMD Event

Here are some more cards from the World Card Making Day Event I held on October 1st.
The card on the left features the Candy Cane Lane suite of products along with the Layering Circles Framelits.  I used Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and Baker's Twine, along with Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon.  I absolutely LOVE that ribbon!  It is so soft and beautiful to work with, and really makes an impact on projects.  The sentiment is from the Oh What Fun stamp set.  Cardstock colors are Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler.

The center one features the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper and the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  Cardstock colors are Night of Navy and Whisper White.

The card on the right features the Star of Light stamp set and matching Starlight Thinlits Dies.  This card has a simple black and white motif with a pop of Cherry Cobbler and dazzling Silver Glimmer and Silver Foil Papers.  The Cherry Cobbler star is folded on the score lines made by the die and popped up with 2 Dimensionals layered on top of one another in the center to give it a very 3-D look!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

*Items in bold are Stampin' Up! products.

Monday, October 10, 2016

World Card Making Day Projects

Here's a look at 3 of the projects we made for World Card Making Day on October 1st.

The first card creates a wood look background using the direct pad to paper technique.  That background started out as Very Vanilla!  The die from the Flourish Thinlits is cut out twice; once in Early Espresso and once in Pumpkin Pie (I know it looks kind of pinkish in the photo, but it really is Pumpkin Pie).  Those pieces were layered together at a slight offset to create the look of depth.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and is from the stamp set Thankful Thoughts.  My inspiration for this card came from Michelle Zindorf.

The center card was inspired by Sherry Wayt and features the Flourish Thinlits, Detailed Santa Thinlits, and Copper Foil Paper.  The sentiment is from Sheltering Tree.

The last card features the Woodland Embossing Folder, Vintage Leaves and Leaflets Framelits, along with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  The Burlap Ribbon adds an earthy touch.  The sentiment is from Guy Greetings.  This card was inspired by two different cards made by Krista Thomas and Sandra Santiago.  I found their cards on Pinterest and used a combination of ideas from each card to create this one.

*Stampin' Up! products in bold

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Paper Pumpkin Buy One, Get One FREE offer ends October 10th.  Use code BOGO to get your FREE Paper Pumpkin kit when you buy the first one at the regular price of $19.95 (includes shipping).

Monday, October 3, 2016

World Card Making Day Event

Here are a few images from my World Card Making Day Event.  I hope you spent some time playing with paper and ink on Saturday, October 1st!  We had a wonderful time making 6 different cards.  I will post images of them soon!