TIC.. TAC…… FALL!!!!

Hi Everyone!  Well, I’ve been really excited about this challenge for the Play Date Cafe, only I came down sick on Sunday, so I didn’t think I’d be up to participating.  I’ve been thinking long and hard about what my card should look like for days, so when I came home from work tonight I was finally able to put it together.  Eh… as long as it’s before the deadline, that’s all that matters. Anyway, it was a color challenge and the colors were…


I can handle that!  After all, fall is my favorite time of year.  

So, I decided to do something a little different.  I made a 5.5″ X 5.5″ card – my first.  Also, after I started working on the card, I decided NOT to put a sentiment on the front.  I really didn’t think it needed it.  I’m looking forward to feedback on that though.  So, here is my interpretation of the colors and what I thought it should look like.

I used my BossKut Gazelle to cut out the leaves and then just used my bone folder to add the veins to them. The leaves and the moss squares were all inked with distress ink.

I also decided to enter this into The Friday Mashup’s challenge: FM78 Let’s Get Twiney!

Have a great Fall, Ya’ll!  🙂

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Let’s Try This Again!…

So after the glitter explosion and epic failure of the fall card I had in mind yesterday, I switched it up a bit and back to the drawing board I went!

Fall is my favorite time of year.  After a long HOT summer, the crisp cool air is very  welcome.  I also love the colors of fall and living in the Hudson Valley area, there isn’t much better. It amazes me that I’ve already seen trees starting to change.   WOW!  Anyway, that is the inspiration for this next card… The colors of the season.

I started with white card stock and a  Unity Stamp Company background stamp. I used a   Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad and Ranger’s Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Clear, followed by  a few Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey & Vintage Photo to create the background, which I spritzed with a little water. 
The sentiment (Unity Stamp Co) was stamped on Vellum using STAZON Ink in Timber Brown.  
The adorable leaves (Unity Stamp Co) were stamped using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks noted above with the Ranger’s Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Clear on Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Card Stock in Kraft (used as the base of the card as well).  
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Well, that’s all for today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the card!  Have a Great Night!