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Wishing for Autumn

Here in San Antonio we’ve had record high temperatures.  110 degrees on Sunday!  Unbelievable!  All this heat has made me wish for autumn.  Cooler mornings and days is what everyone in San Antonio is wishing.  I can’t wait.  Later this week the temperature should drop to 90 degrees which will be wonderful.  So much for the weather and on to my project.  Wanting for autumn to arrive I decided this would be my inspiration for this week’s card for Hand Stamped Sentiments Monochromatic Theme Challenge. I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Autumn Splendor to create the leaves for an autumn wreath.  I stamped the leaves with Versamark and Cajun Craze then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  To add more color to the leaves I used my blender pen with Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral.

autumn wreath card

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autumn wreath inside card

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To see more fabulous projects for  this monochromatic challenge go to Hand Stamped Sentiments.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Autumn Wreath Card

Size:  5.00” H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Autumn Splendor, Day of Gratitude

Paper: Card base:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze; DSP; Digital Paper from Autumn Spice Digital kit, Digital Paper Craze stripe

Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Basic Rhinestones (colored with brown Sharpie), Metallic brads, 5/8″ Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon

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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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

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

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

The Splendid Table

When you’re getting ready for Thanksgiving don’t just think about what you’re going to wear.  Your table also needs to be dressed to look inviting.  My Thanksgiving table will look splendid with my new napkin rings, place cards and decorated candles all done with Stampin’ Up! products.  My guests will also be invited with coordinating invitations.  Stampin’ Up! Products are so versatile.  The Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper all so beautiful I had a difficult time deciding on which pattern to use.  I wanted a dressy coordinating ribbon and ended up using an ivory organza ribbon that I dyed with the Soft Suede ink pad.  I hope this inspires you to dress up your table for Thanksgiving.

Splendid Table

Stamp Sets:  SU  Autumn Splendor, SUSincere Salutations

Paper: SU in color Soft Suede, SU cardstock More Mustard, Autumn Meadows DSP

Ink:  SU classic inks Chocolate Chip, in color Soft Suede, , SU Really Rust , SU More Mustard, Versamark,

Accessories:  SU natural hemp twineRound Tab paper punch, SU corner rounder punch, SU jumbo eyelet, SU heat tool, clear embossing powder, SU paper snips, non SU ribbon dyed with in color Soft Suede classic ink, candle

Techniques: embossing, stamping, candle stamping

A note of Gratitude and Thanks PPA10

Being grateful and thankful is not only for Thanksgiving.  To live a balanced life we all must be thankful of everything everyday.  Thankful for family, friends, work and for the opportunity to create and live our lives the very best we can.  We must take a moment everyday smell the roses and be grateful.  Every experience and moment shapes our being and allows us to grow.  Not only this Thanksgiving but every day I try to take note and be grateful for everything in my life.  This project is for the PPA weekly challenge Gratitude and Thanks.  I was so excited because I just received the SU Autumn Splendor stamp set.  This is my first project using this set.

Gratefal fall card1

Stamp Sets:  Autumn Splendor, retired Small Script sentiment stamp set, non-SU marble texture cube stamp

Paper: SU Whisper white, in color Dusty Durango cardstock, watercolor paper

Ink:  SU classic inks Chocolate Chip, in color Soft Suede, Versamark, non SU pistachio, tart lime, SU watercolor pencils, SU blender pens

Accessories:  SU natural hemp twineRound Tab paper punch, SU metallic eyelets, SU heat tool, clear embossing powder

Techniques: watercoloring, embossing, stamping

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