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Falling Leaves keep falling

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have sketch challenge to create either a fall or Halloween project.  The sketches are from the October SUCCESS magazine for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  I’ve been wanting to use the leaf image from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  It’s perfect for a fall card and using the Stampin’ Up! water color pencils with the Aqua Painter blends the colors so easily.  I would love to see your creation so hop on over to HHS and post your creation.

I used More Mustard card stock as my card base and used my Big Shot to texture it with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I stamped the leaf image on water color paper, used water color pencils to color the image.  I sponged the edges with More Mustard classic ink then adhered to a Chocolate Chip layer.  The Old Olive DSP is from the Welcome Neighbor DSP pad from Sale-a-bration.  The circles were punched with Two-step owl punch and I used antique brass brads in the centers.  The ribbon was fluted by pulling on one of the fibers then adhered with mini dots.  The smallest layer is Chocolate Chip CS.

Fall sketch card 

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Fall card

Finished size: 4.25″ w x 5.5″h

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree

Paper: Card stock:  More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Water color paper, Old Olive DSP from Welcome Neighbor Sale-a-bration 6″ x 6″ pad

Ink: More Mustard Classic ink, leaf image was stamped with StayzOn Brown then colored with watercolor pencils and Aquapainter

Accessories: Antique Brass brads, Two-Step Owl punch, 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder

Techniques: Stamping, Water coloring

 

See the birdie…

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments there is a new color splash challenge.  The colors are fresh and crisp – Real Red, Pear Pizzaz, Pacific Point and Early Espresso with either Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  For my card I was inspired by Ashley C. Newell’s Thinking of You card featured in the book ‘ A Card a Day’.  I created my own printed paper by stamping the flourish from the Baroque Motifs on the Pear Pizzaz and on the Whisper White.  I then punched the Pearl Pizzaz with the 1/3/4″ circle punch and I punched the Whisper White wing with the Two-Step Bird punch. The bird image is also punched with the Two-Step Bird punch from the Early Espresso.  I wanted the bird image to be subtle so I used the Early Espresso then layered the circles and white branch behind it so you could just see the silhouette of the bird.  I cut the white branch free hand with paper snips.

Color Splash Challenge

HSS Color Splash Challenge #36

Bird card

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Thinking of You Bird card

Finished size: 4.25″ w x 5.5″h

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Three Little Words

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz, Real Red

Ink: Craft Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pacific Point

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Two-Step Bird Punch, 1-3/4″ circle punch, 1-1/4″ circle punch

Techniques: Stamping

Fall is in the air…

Well it looks like fall is definitely here!  Today when I went out this morning to walk my dog there was a slight chill and it felt so nice because the sun was just beginning to peek out.  All this inspired me to create this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiment’s Baby Wipe Technique Challenge card with the Autumn Splendor and Day of Gratitude stamp sets.  This technique is perfect for capturing the different leaf colors.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive re-inkers on my baby wipe.  I then used the baby wipe ink pad to stamp the Autumn Splendor leaf images and Punch Potpourri bird image on Very Vanilla card stock.

I used the Scallop Trim corner and border punches on the Very Vanilla layers.  I ran the smaller Very Vanilla layer through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.   Both Very Vanilla layers were sponged with Pumpkin Pie.

The Chocolate Chip layer is distressed with scissors.

I implemented the tone on tone technique and stamped the medallion image from the Day of Gratitude stamp set with Old Olive ink on the Old Olive layer.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and Chocolate Chip ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  As a final touch I added a half pearl for the eye of the bird and to the corner of the Old Olive layer.

I enjoyed this technique and encourage you to try it.  It’s very easy and results are beautiful.  You can go here to SCS to see a written and video tutorial for this technique.  Once you’ve created your baby wipe technique project please post it to the Hand Stamped Sentiments site.

Baby Wipe Technique Leaf card

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Baby wipe Leaf technique card

 

Finished size: 5.50″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Day of Gratitude, Autumn Splendor

Paper: Card stock:  Old Olive card base (5.50″ x 5.50″), Very Vanilla (started with following sizes then punched 5.25″ x 5.25″, 4.25″ x 4.25″),  Chocolate Chip (4.50″ x 4.50″), Old Olive (3.25″ x 3.25″)

 

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin, Pie, Old Olive, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, half pearls, Two-step bird punch, Scallop Trim corner and border punches, Clear embossing powder, Heat tool

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing

Day of Gratitude

Fall is in the air and I’ve been creating cards with the stamp set Day of Gratitude.  This is the stamp set I received at the Stampin’ Up Fort Worth regional.  The stamp set is featured in the holiday mini.  I especially like the medallion in the set so I created this week’s card for Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge with the medallion as the focal point.  The sketch is featured in the Success September issue.

Success September Sketch

Fall Medallion

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I first stamped the medallion in Chocolate Chip then used sponge daubers to apply Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Yellow.  I CASED this coloring technique from dhagberg2000 at SCS.  The Old Olive layer is embossed with the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  The other side layers are Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze.  I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla with Cajun Craze and used hemp cording.  I then stamped the acorn with Chocolate Chip and cut it out and adhered with a mini glue dot.

Day of Gratitude stamp set

Day of Gratitude stamp set, clear 121148 $18.95, wood 120835 $26.95

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Fall Medallion Card

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Cardstock:  Very Vanilla card base, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Hemp cord, Antique Brad, dimensionals

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing

Saying Thank You With Anything BUT A Card – PPA13

Next week my sister is having a SU  party.  To say thank you for hosting I made this cute box with handle.  I am going to fill it with goodies (stamp, color spot, candy).  This would also make a great hostess gift if you’re invited for Thanksgiving dinner.  It’s a good way to not show up empty-handed.

The pattern for the box is from SU.

Autumn Thank You Hostess Box

Stamp Sets:  Autumn Splendor, Short & Sweet

Paper: SU Designer Series Paper Autumn Meadows

Ink:  SU Classic Chocolate Chip, StayzOn Timber Brown, SU water color pencils, SU blender pens

Accessories:  SU Vintage brads, SU paper snips, , SU dimensionals

Techniques: stamping, water coloring, embossing

Autumn Leaves

My inspiration for today’s card comes from PPA.  It was a sketch challenge designed by Margaret Moody.  Since there’s a crispness in the air I decided to use my Autumn Splendor stamp set again.  I love the leaf shapes and they can be many different colors and colored with markers or water color pencils.  I love using water color pencils and blending the colors with a blender pen.  I hope this inspires you with your fall crafts.

PPA12 sketch challenge

PPA12 sketch challenge

Autumn Splendor leaves circle PPA12

Stamp Sets:  Autumn Splendor, retired Fancy Flexible phrases

Paper: SU cardstock Taken with Teal and More Mustard, SU Designer Series Paper Autumn Meadows

Ink:  StayzOn Timber Brown, SU water color pencils, SU blender pens

Accessories:  SU Vintage brads,  SU 5/8″ Chocolate Chip ribbon , SU paper snips, , SU dimensionals, non SU scallop punch

Techniques: stamping, water coloring

Where the wild things are

Every morning and every evening as I walk out my front door I see deer, many species of birds and sometimes rabbits.  We live in a subdivision that is outside the city limits and having wildlife live in our yards is not unusual which inspired me to create a wildlife scene in a diorama card.  These cards seem difficult to make but they’re really easy.  Just follow the tutorial at SCS.  The dimensions for my card are smaller but just keep the proportions in the tutorial and you can make these cards in many different sizes.  The dimensions for the card I made will fit in the SU medium envelopes (Medium envelopes measure 5 3/4″ x 4-3/8).  Here are the dimensions for the card I made.

Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 7.5″ x 4.25″ for front and back covers and score 2″ from each short side.

Cut 1 piece of cardstock 5.5″ x 4.25″ for middle panel and score 1″ on each short side.

Here are my wild things.

Where the wild things are diorama caqrd

Where the wild things are diorama card

Stamp Sets:  Forest Friends, Short and Sweet

Paper: SU cardstock More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, SU Designer Series Paper Autumn Meadows

Ink:  SU classic inks Chocolate Chip, SU Earth Element markers Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard

Accessories:  SU Vintage brads,  SU wide oval punch, SU large oval punch, SU round tab punch, SU 1/4″ chocolate chip ribbon, SU paper snips, SU clear embossing powder

Techniques: stamping, embossing

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