Perhaps you have arrived here during this Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop from Penny. Do you love her creations as much as I do? I hope my projects measure up!
For this blog hop, I decided to illuminate the approaching Autumn with a little glimpse at Winter.
With this card, if you are familiar with the Work of Art stamp set, you will notice I used one of those stamps to create the pumpkin. After the initial stamping, I added in some other colours to create the variations you see on actual pumpkins. The stem I drew freehand with the green marker. Notice the tiny little leaf from the Lovely as a Tree set -- outlined in green, then coloured in to reflect the colours we see in so many leaves at this time of year.
stamps: wetlands, lovely as a tree, work of art, for all things
ink: delightful dijon, tangelo twist, tangerine tango, old olive, hello honey
paper: delightful dijon, daffodil delight, into the woods dsp., shimmery white
This neat little card fits perfectly in a regular envelope just like the 5-1/2"x4-1/4" cards. I wanted to make something a little different. I am thinking about making place cards for Thanksgiving and thought this type of card might just work. There is a tutorial and video on Splitcoaststampers by Mary Jo for a Free Standing Pop-Up Card: HERE. I also looked over the instructions Lyssa gave for what she calls a Kleenex Box Card: HERE. Her instructions helped me with punching the base for the slit. I made a few adjustments to come up with my version. I've included the paper sizes below to help you out. Notice the tiny little flowers on the base on either side of the card. They help this 3D item to sit flatter on the table.
stamps: for all things, kinda eclectic, wondrous wreath, tin of cards
ink: real red, hello honey, old olive, chocolate chip
paper for pop-up card: real red (5-1/4"x3-1/2"), whisper white (5"x3-1/4"), hello honey (3-1/4"x1"), into the woods dsp (3-1/4"x7/8")
paper for box: old olive (4-1/4"x11" -- score @ 1", 2-3/4", 3-3/4", 5-1/2", 7-1/4", 8-1/4", 10")
other: real red cotton ribbon, wondrous wreath framelits, decorative label punch, word window punch (to make slit)
My third and final submission is a Christmas card. I have been playing around with scenes again. It really is my favourite mode of card creation. I can get wrapped up in the process and lose track of, well, just about anything. For this card I used sponge daubers to swoosh the colours directly from the ink pads to the paper. Teared post-it notes were used to mask off areas to create snow. You just keep moving the post-it notes down and dauber from the post-it note up toward the last line of snow. Also I punched out a 3/4" circle on a post-it and stuck it on to mask for the moon. Unfortunately, I don't think the colours look true in the photo.
stamps: lovely as a tree
ink: island indigo, lost lagoon, soft sky, mossy meadow
paper: island indigo, whisper white
Thanks for taking a peek --
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