Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall...in Love

Happy Tuesday! Tracey here today with a card and a video using the Grand Leaf Trio dies along with watercolouring using Catherine Pooler inks!

The stitched lines on these dies adds so much interest and dimension to your watercoloured leaves. I started off by die cutting the leaves with Tim  Holtz watercolour paper and then I added two to three shades of colour to each of the leaves.

Here is a video of the process...

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall Leaves Teacup Pincushion

Hello, Lisa Hoel here. It's officially fall now, my favorite season!! The leaves are turning here and the weather is perfect. I've been on a pincushion making kick lately and was inspired to create a fall-themed one:

I found the teacup at the thrift store and I used the Leaves & Petals and Grand Leaf Trio die sets to cut the leaves out of wool felt. They cut perfectly!

White cotton flannel is the base. I stretched a square of it into an embroidery hoop and went to town stitching on the leaves and embellishing them. I didn't really have a pattern; I just went for it. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by! I suggest getting a pumpkin-spice latte this week to get into the spirit of fall lol.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Gone Batty!

Happy Saturday, friends! Jillian here. I don't know about you guys, but I am so ready for Halloween! I love the costumes and the candy and scary movies, plus it means it's fall! Today's card is an adorable card for Halloween.

For this card, I used the Spidey Web Die Set for the bats and the spider webs. The bats also pop out to bring more dimension to the card. I also used the Classic Chandelier die, which is extremely versatile and great for Halloween cards! Old chandeliers give off haunted house vibes, right?

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I hope you all have a blessed day and I'll see you here next week!

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Happy Halloween

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm sharing a simple and fun Halloween card with you.

So I started with my background panel, which I just used a piece of white cardstock along with the stitched dot rectangle die. After I used some silver glitter cardstock and white cardstock with the spiderweb dies. Once having my die cut pieces I layered them together, having the silver glitter on top of the white cardstock. Simple, right?...

Next, I made my spiders using white cardstock. After, I added some jewel drops to the circles on the spiders. I thought it would give some 'life' to them. ;) Then after they were finished drying I added my webs and spiders to my card panel. To finish things off, I added a sentiment on to one of the sentiment strips dies and then some foam tape on the back of my panel and added it to my card base. Simple, yeah?!...

*Note: I know there probably aren't any 'real' white spiders but I couldn't bear making black or brown spiders. You wanna talk about arachnophobia, it's me. no joke. Most people think it's only cardstock but I'm telling you it's too close to the real thing for me. Seriously, I can see something out the corner of my eye and I'll jump or gasp at times. I'm horrible with spiders, I tell ya. lol horrible.*

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thankful For You

Good morning! Ardyth here with a bright,  fall one-layer card using some masking and ink blending

I started by masking off the edges of a white panel so that my card would have some white space. I cut 3 masks from full-back sticky notes, using the maple leaf from Grand Leaf Trio die set. I blended different combinations of Catherine Pooler inks onto the leaves:

-Eucalyptus and Sauna
-Mandarin Spice and Royal Treatment
-Tutti Frutti and Eucalyptus
-Sauna and Mandarin Spice

I stumbled a bit at first, but soon figured out that by putting the lighter ink all over and then blending the edges with the darker ink, the leaves gained dimension and seemed to glow!

Here's a quick video:

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

pumpkin spice season...

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Rosemary here with a little card I made to celebrate the fact that it is now pumpkin spice season!  And for all you coffee drinkers you know exactly what that means, lol!  For this card I used the fun Perfect Pumpkin die set and some fall inspired patterned papers from my stash.

After searching through my paper stash and finding the papers that I used I die cut the pumpkin twice from the paper, trimmed out the middle section of one pumpkin and popped it up on the other pumpkin.  The stem, leaves and little vine were die cut from coordinating papers.   I die cut the background paper using the largest rectangle backdrop die and then used the die to cut the strips of kraft cardstock and polka dot vellum cardstock.   I adhered the strips together, stamped the sentiment from Hello Fall using Catherine Pooler Tiki Torch ink and then adhered it to the die cut panel.   The pumpkin and all the little pieces were then adhered to finish up the card.  Going to add this to the current Time Out challenge which is to create a project based on a beautiful inspiration photo.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Thankful Daisies

Not quite ready to give up summer?
The Dancing Daisies Cover Plate is a perfect set to use any time of  year.

I cut the Dancing Daisies Cover Plate from some Bristol Smooth Cardstock, I did not remove the positive piece at this point. I left it inside the frame and sponged it with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks--Candy Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feather. I flicked some clean water on to the panel and absorbed some of the ink with paper towel, once it was dry I removed the positive piece. I lay the cut over top of my card base and made a pencil mark where I wanted to put my sentiment. I stamped the sentiment on with black ink and then put foam tape on the back of the rainbow Dancing Daisies Cover Plate and adhered it to the front of the card for some added dimension!

Thank you for stopping in today!

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