Thursday, October 30, 2014

Leaves Aglow for You

Hello!  For those of you who have followed my blog for some time, do you remember THIS card from 2013? I had made a few originals in 2009, and did a dressed-up version last year.

Well, this is another re-do/update for today's post.  I think this one's my favorite so far.

What the pictures don't show you is how the leaves on the large panel are clear-embossed, and all the 'glowing light' between them was sponged on after the leaves were in place.

For the update, I added some sparkly gold glitter tape from Inspired By Stamping, as well as some newly-stamped leaves from the original Autumn Fest set / Stampin' Up!  The sentiment is from IBS, as well.

Raise your hand if you sometimes save cards you've made, just 'cause you like how they turned out. (Raising hand here.)  Yep, that's what happened with this autumn card.  Saved it for 5 years.  Ahem. Proud to say today's card DID finally go to someone else, so that she can share it with another person.

Thank you SO, so, SO much for joining me today!

Stamps: sentiment - All Year Wishes 1 - Inspired By Stamping; leaves - Autumn Fest - Stampin' Up! Paper: More Mustard - SU; white - PTI Ink: so many! all Stampin' Up!; Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: vintage thread Accessories & Tools: gold glitter tape - Inspired By Stamping

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Card Concept #22 - Thank-Fall

Welcome!  Time for another Card Concept challenge, and the theme is "Thank-fall."

Here's the inspiration photo.  I picked the colors and pumpkins as the basis for my card, and made sure to keep the elegance factor going, since that is my style for the challenge (Classy & Elegant). You can see the whole list of styles here, if you'd like to play along with us.

This punch art pumpkin is very easy to make.  I have a quick tutorial in THIS post to show how I made mine.

Sure hope you get a chance to come play with us.  The challenge is open for two weeks, and it's just for fun.  Fall fun, that is!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Celebrate A Fall Birthday x 4

Welcome, friends, and happy Tuesday.  :-)

I really like the autumnal birthday cards I'm sharing today, because they totally remind me of my friend Stella's style.  And I adore Stella.  In fact, the Papertrey Ink sentiment (Think Big Favorites #15) is one she uses often, and upon seeing it at her blog, I just had to have it.  You know how that goes.

The little felt leaf stickers were a gift long ago from my friend Emily.  They go perfectly with a smattering of sequins on a manila tag from Staples.

Stamps: Think Big Favorites #15 - Papertrey Ink Paper: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, pattern - SU; manila tag - Staples Ink: black - Rubber Stampede Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: felt leaf stickers - Target's Dollar Spot; Matte Gold sequins - MJ Trimming; Sand sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

I thought I'd add in all the other cards I made that same day, which include many of the same ingredients.

These leaves have a little somethin'-somethin' going on.  One features crackle paint and distress ink, the other is painted in a shimmery champagne color.

Thanks so much for your visit today!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bits & Pieces of Lovely Leaves

Hi there!  Recently, I made this card using many pieces from a $1.00 Scrap Bag that I bought a while back from my Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I love how they all came together for a pretty autumn birthday:

The embossed leaves from Autumn Splendor came as you see here.  The die cut circle in a text pattern was in the scrap bag, as were the skinny strips of autumn patterned paper.

I added some sequins (including some from Pretty Pink Posh), and a seam binding bow from Martha Stewart.

This was easy-peasy to put together.  I love those scrap bags!

Stamps: Autumn Splendor - SU Paper: Fine Linen - Papertrey Ink; patterns, text, blue, orange, brown - SU Ink: Versamark - Tsukineko;  Frayed Burlap - Ranger Fibers: rust seam binding - Martha Stewart Accessories & Tools: Matte Gold sequins - MJ Trimming; Sand sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; circle die 
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