Welcome Fall….

Hi everyone. There is a new challenge beginning at Cardz 4 Galz, and the theme this time round is ‘Welcome Autumn/Fall‘. In England it’s called Autumn, but as I have many stamps and dies from the USA – I have used stamps from my stash for the sentiment:

I started by die-cutting some bronze muted shiny card with the dies from Concord and 9th ‘Everyday Bouquet’ die set – the squares, the leaves – and then glued them dwon as you see. I did run the little die-cuts through my Xyron to get them sticky on the back.

Sometimes I let leaves and branches etc move around on my cards, but I wanted these to be stuck down – no idea why, I just thought it would look better. It’s strange how we sometimes go with an idea – with no thought process – maybe just a ‘gut feeling‘………..

I was going to emboss the sentiment, but decided to stamp in another brown, keeping the whole card quite simple – yet I feel it’s also quite elegant.

I hope you can come and join us with this theme, and I look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery. 🙂 🙂

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Allsorts ChallengeAutumn

Aud Sentimentsfall/autumn sentiment

Crafty Friends Challenge Autumn Colours

MMM Challengeuse shapes on your card

Bronze Thanks

Hi there. I have a CAS card to share with you today:

I took refuge in my craft room, as I may have to put one of my puddy tats to sleep this next week, and sought some challenges I could mix together. I have just received my Concord and 9th Turnabout Toolkit too, so I thought I would combine all things, play around a little and see what came up.

I used two green inks and two brown inks for the turnabout stamp – masking off the top and bottom – keeping the card quite neutral.

The sentiment is stacked four times with white card stock, with the uppermost letters being embossed with a bronze embossing powder to create some dimension and shine, which I think shows better in the first picture.

I do have to get my head around a couple of other things – I continue to be on the Design Team for ABC Christmas Challenge, and the new challenge starts next week, and I am also the Guest designer for CASology this coming week. What a roller-coaster I am having at the moment!

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

AAA Cardsuse up to one third, optional masking

Watercooler challengesanything goes

Addicted to stampsanything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes