This is a card I made for a (not quite) local stamp shop's challenge. The pieces I was required to use were the fall leaves paper, yellow and tan cardstock, along with the leaf shaped metal brad.
I started out by adding a bit of glitter to the veins of the leaf brad to help it stand out a little more. Then I cut a square of burlap to layer it on. I knew I wanted to add some stitching so I went with this three-paneled background which always looks so nice sewn. I picked up some of this super cute leaf trim thinking it would be perfect for this card and I think it is. I love this crinkly textured brown ribbon I got as well. I ended up layering the whole thing on a dark green cardstock which I think really brings out the hint of green in the patterned paper.
I couldn't resist doing the inside even though only the front of the card will be judged. I inked the edges of the tan cardstock a bit and used the reverse side of the patterned paper for the corners. The zigzag stitching on the yellow cardstock makes me think of Charlie Brown now that I'm looking at it!The contest is people's choice, so fingers crossed that lots of people like it and vote!
Last weekend I'd been to a card making party where they have a bunch of different cards ready to assemble. This card uses most of the pieces from one that I wanted to change up a bit. The card base, greeting and stamped frame were all a part of the card they had as an example. I decided to add the stamp in the center of the frame which I embossed in gold. Then I mounted the frame onto a piece of canvas. Quick and easy, and I like it better than the bright orange pumpkin that they had used. That piece will be on my next card...stay tuned!
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I wanted to try out this masking tape technique I came across where you ink up your pieces of tape and basically use them as a stamp. I decided to use some washi tape because it was on hand and it's also a bit wider than masking tape.
I started with cream cardstock for the card front and for my tape strips I used Antique Linen distress ink on the top, Tea Dye in the middle, and Pumice Stone at the bottom. I used the same piece of tape for the whole thing and just wiped it off a bit before doing the next color. For the wheat stamp I used some Distress embossing powder in Vintage Photo and the sentiment is stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I matted the front on two orangey shades of paper, distressing the edge of the darker one. Then I tied a couple of burlap fibers around the bottom. A simple fall card and I like the way it came out!
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!