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Vintagle Leaves Sympathy card

My card this week is inspired by the sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I used the sketch portrait style instead of landscape to create my card.  I’m looking forward to fall and the beautiful colors of the leaves so I  used the Vintage leaves stamp set and framelits.  I made the leaves using Christi Becks video for how to color the leaves and the Acorn Builder Punch for the acorn. I embossed a Very Vanilla layer with the Woodland Textured Embossing folder for a background for the leaves.  I love how my card turned out.

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Vintage Leaves Sympathy card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves, Acorny  Thank You, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Card stock:  Very Vanilla,Cajun Craze

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Versamark

Accessories: Sponge dauber, Gold metallic thread, basic pearls, Gold embossing powder, Woodland Textured Embossing Folder, Acorn Builder Punch, retired Word Window Punch, Leaflets Framelits Dies

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Wonderfall Leaves

This week I created a card for Hands Stamped Sentiments color challenge of More Mustard, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Elegant Eggplant.  I used the same technique for the leaves as in my fall easel card.  This card was easy and fast.  The Wonderfall leaves stamp set and die make it super easy to create leaves.  I used the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions folder for the background.  I love the pattern it’s so vintage!  I used the Scallop border punch for the More Mustard layer and I used one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies for the Elegant Eggplant cut-out border.  For some sparkle, I die cut one of the leaves from the Champagne Glitter paper.  I love this paper.  Just a little goes a long way.  The sentiment is from the Day of Gratitude stamp set and embossed with clear embossing powder.

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Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your color splash.  We’d love to see it!

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Wonderfall Leaves Card

Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp sets:  Day of Gratitude, Wonderfall

Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Old Olive

Paper:  Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Champagne Glitter Paper

Embellishments:  Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions folder, Basic Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer buttons

A Golden Fall

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a fall challenge.  The weather here in San Antonio,Texas is still hot but the mornings are cooler and it’s starting to feel like fall weather is getting closer.  I have another fall inspired project created with the Days of Gratitude stamp set.  I wanted to use it in different way so I decided to heat emboss all the images in gold embossing powder.  Here’s my project.

Day of Gratitude gold fall card

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Golden Fall Card

Size:  4.00” H x 4.50” W

Stamp sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Card base:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: 1/4″Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Hemp Twine, Antique brad, dimensionals

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.

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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

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

 

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

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

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