Monday, November 25, 2013

Autumn Greetings

Honestly, I didn't take another vacation!  Life has simply been a little nuts.  I'm posting a couple of fall cards that were featured in my classes at Ultimate Hobbies last month, and I thought it would be a good idea to post them on my blog for visitors who haven't yet seen them.

This card features the Leaves Die Set and the Wheat set from Obsession Impression, along with the Grove Branch from Memory Box.  The "Thanks" is an Elizabeth Craft Designs die that fit just perfectly.  I sponged various Distress Inks in fall colors onto the leaves and blended them together to create the turning colors.  I die cut one leaf and the "Thanks" from gold cardstock, and finished it with a bow of gold thread and a red button.  I love how the wheat stalks and the added branch balanced everything out for a clean, simple look.

This next card uses the Pumpkin Set of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and I couldn't resist once again using the Wheat set from Obsession Impression.  The "With Gratitude" words are from a great set of stamps from Paper Smooches called "Many Thanks".

I used a Swiss Dots embossing folder to create the background, and mounted that onto the card base.  I stamped the background of the white pumpkin using the Birch Branch stamp from Memory Box, and cut the leaves from dark green and dark orange cardstock.  I like the way the two layers of the pumpkin pieces fit together to give them texture and definition. 

I have to share one of those "happy accidents" that happen once in a while.  I'm a big fan of the Zig Wink of Stella glitter pens, and I discovered that if you squiggle the brush onto an acrylic block or a craft sheet and pick up the ink with a sponge, you can dab it onto the surface of your die cuts to give them a very subtle mist of glitter.  It's a little difficult to see on these cards, but give it a try and see if you like the look of it! 

Thanks for stopping by!!


Angela said...

Stunningly beautiful fall cards, Sherry!

Kathy Krug said...

May I CASE your leaf card. I saw it on pinterest and loved it. I don't have all the same dies, but it will look nearly the same, I think. I would link back to your card. said...

Thank you for asking, Kathy! And yes, you may CASE the card, and please do link it back to my card. I'd love to see your card as well.

Kathy Krug said...

Thanks Sherry. i was asked to do a fall design for a woman's group luncheon invitation. My card did not come out nearly as pretty as yours. After I made the invitation they changed their minds and decided they wanted a black and white design. I used your card as inspiration but I have not posted because I have not taken pics yet. Here is a link to my card. Thanks again.