Cards - Halloween & Fall Feed

Using Designer Series Paper

Using Designer Series Paper (DSP) is a great way to dress up a card and to use up scrap pieces, like I did for the reindeer card.  

All Is Bright DSP is so beautiful with life-like images on some of the sheets, like these ornaments.  The card is also featuring the Dashing Deer Bundle.  The leaping deer is cut out of Gold Glimmer paper.  Have you tried our New Glimmer Papers that came out in the June Annual Catalog?  It is the best out there... no glitter everywhere when you cut, die cut or punch out! 

Dashing Deer Creative Fold:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base Score at 1" and 4-1/4"

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 Next, the Frosted Florals DSP is absolutely gorgeous!  The paper is frosted with shimmer (hard to capture in a photo).  I coordinated with the First Frost Bundle (stamp set & thinlit dies) to create a little bouquet of flowers and leaves (done in Pear Pizzazz, Vellum, & Galvanized Foil papers).  The main colors are Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzazz with a Frosted Epoxy Droplet.  

 Creative Fold:  card base is 11" x 4-1/4"  and scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" (mats are 2-1/2" x 4" and 5-1/4" x 4")

Inner folded case stock:  3" x 9" and scored at 3" and 6" (mats 2-3/4" squares)

Remember:    when adhering down the top square of inner front piece (front with flowers), make sure to only put adhesive on the top half. 

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Embossing Paste Meets Country Home with a Touch of Shimmer Paint

Here is my last card in my series of featuring the Country Home Stamp set and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF).  Although, the embossing fold my return for some holiday cards!

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This time I used Copper Foil paper which goes great with all the brown tones of the Crumb Cake card base and Early Espresso patterned paper and ink.

The wood grain background paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper pack!  I bet you thought it was from our Wood Textures 6x6 paper stack.... 

Oval Stitched Framelit is used for the focal background and the two Label Framelits for the words are from Lakeside Framelit Dies.

Two-For-One-Stamp:   on a scrap pieces of Crumb Cake case stock, I stamped the words "Simply Thankful For All the Good Things" which is all one stamp.  I then fussy cut out "Simply Thankful" for card middle.  Clean your stamp, and just ink up the "For All The Good Things", stamp on Crumb Cake and cut using the banner framelit die.  OH... you can use your Early Espresso market to ink the words.  

I made a boo-boo on my card!  I wanted to stamp the watering can and floral images on Very Vanilla card stock, but I accidentally grabbed Whisper White.  So just pretend it is Very Vanilla.  Images are colored using Blender Pens, Early Espresso ink and Mint Macaron ink.

Shimmer Paint and Embossing Paste:

If you ZOOM in on the card, look at the "cotton" and the berries".  The berries are colored with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint!  I just used a paint brush to dab on.  The center flower is too, just a very, very thin layer of Shimmer Paint.

The "cotton" on the cottonwood branches is Embossing Paste!  The cool part is that because I stamped the floral image with Early Espresso (water-based ink), the Embossing Paste (because it is wet) pulled some of that Early Espresso ink into the paste.  I love how that happened, so the "cotton" is not so white.  What do you think?

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The card is finished off with a little bow made with the 3/16" Braided Linen Trim Ribbon.

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Aged Tin 2 - Check It Out!

Happy Fall Everyone!  We have already had some fall weather days with crisp and cool air.  It was nice to turn the air conditioning off.  But warm days are coming back for a bit.

Here is my next card featuring the Country Home stamp set and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF).

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Card base is Old Olive with a mat of Crushed Curry, followed by a top layer of Galvanized Metallic Paper.  Metallic paper was embossed with the Tin Tile TIEF.  I'll talk about the aged looked of the Galvanized paper in a minute.

The card also features the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (Rich Razzleberry strip and the stripped piece behind the milk can) and the Fabulous Chicken Wire embellishment.  The Chicken Wire comes on a 3-3/4" x 5-3/8" sheet that you can use whole or cut into smaller pieces like I did.  Very cool item!  Stampin' Up! already sold out once on these so be sure to get some. 

The milk can stamped image and floral stamp (stamped with Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock) are both colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  The milk can is colored with Light and Dark Old Olive and I used the Color Lifter to get some extra shading.  The ribbon knot is the 3/16" Braided Linen Trim ribbon from the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  It is about a 2" piece tied with a simple know and then I separated the braided strings apart.

AGED TIN TILE TECHNIQUE:

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To age or antique the Galvanized Metallic Paper, first emboss with the Tin Tile TIEF.  Next, lightly rub a VersaMark pad over the raised elements.  You do not want to push too hard!  And you want to do it randomly over the metallic paper.  Now pout Gold Embossing Powder all over and dump off excess.  The powder will only stick to where the VersaMark is.  Heat with your Heat Tool.  Next, do this again with the VersaMark pad, hitting areas you did not get with the gold (which is perfect!).  Now pour on Copper Embossing Powder, dump off excess, and heat.  It is okay if the copper and gold overlap.  

I went a little light on my embossing powder, but you can make it as heavy and dark as you would like.

TIP:  After pouring on the embossing powders, if there is a straight edge from the VersaMark pad, just take your finger and rub off the powder.  You do not want to have those lines. 

I hope you liked this sample.  Any questions, please leave me a comment!

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Easy Aged Tin Tile

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Hello!  Here is another card featuring the Country Home stamp set and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folding (phew... that's a lot of words.  I'll just say TIEF here on out).  

  • My card base and mat is Rich Razzleberry card stock.
  • Background is the Galvanized Metallic paper embossed with the Tin Tile TIEF
  • Can and floral piece are stamped in Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  Floral is colored used Blender Pens and Watercolor Pencils. (HINT - Can you see the ferns are like a blue-green color?  I colored with Pacific Point AND Old Olive.  I mixed the two to make my own shade)

So my Easy Aged Tin Tile... I took an Early Espresso ink pad and lightly rubbed over the already embossed Galvanized Metallic paper.  I let it sit for about 30 seconds then rubbed excess ink off with a paper towel.  This also helped the ink to dry quicker.  If you like a little more ink on the foil paper, do not rub off excess and dry it with your Heat Tool. 

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For a little dimension, I stamped the oval image and Love words on scrap whisper white paper, fussy cut it with my Paper Snips scissors, and used two Mini Dimensionals to adhere to my card.  Final added element was some Clear Wink-a-Stella for some shimmer.  I wanted the can to stand out a bit.  

Hope you enjoyed!

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Using Botanical Bliss (Cards & 3D Projects)

Ever see a stamp set and coordinating dies that are underrated?  I think this is one of those sets.  The name is Botanical Bliss and Tag Thinlits.   Here are 4 card projects that I hope you like and encourages you to get this bundle.  Make sure to read all the way to see my 3D projects!

 I love the Sheet Music Background stamp in the above photo.  But I am a music lover... I was a Music Major my first go-around in College.  To this day, I keep up my flute playing skills with a community band.  If we are not rehearsing then we are performing at senior centers and rehab facilities.  It's a nice small group with some great musicians and I really enjoy it.  We all volunteer our time but it is so worth it, especially when the residents and patients clamp to the beat or try to sing along.   

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So a big shout out to one of my downline members, Linda Sebrasky.  I had to have surgery about 1-1/2 weeks before class and she agreed to help me.  The next two designs are Linda's.  I love them both and she did an excellent job!  So pretty!

 The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper by far, is my Favorite DSP paper in the Annual Catalog.  It is gorgeous and what Linda used in the first card.  And my favorite ribbon of the catalog, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle!   The Smokey Slate and Black card is simple and elegant.  The Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets add just the right amount of bling, don't you think?

3-D PROJECTS:  Clear Treat Box and Reese's Cup Cover

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This would make sure a great favorite at any party!  The Clear Treat Boxes fold are such a great quality!  The Coastal Cabana card stock is cut 8-1/2" x 2-1/2".  It is scored on the long side at 2-1/16" .... then at 4-1/8" ... then at 6-1/8" and finally at 8-3/16".   I then put a strip of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, just about the same size as my card stock strip, on one side.  Then die cut with one of the Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies, cut four times making sure you are lined up between the score lines.  The Multipurpose Adhesvie sheet works like magic sticking to the Clear Treat Box.  There will be a little over hang of card stock edge.  Secure down with a mini glue dot. 

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For my Reese's Cup cover, I used a regular size Reese's Cup.  Black card stock is cut to 7" x 2-1/2".   Use the bird or crow image tag die from the Botanical Tags Thinlits and cut at top of card stock.  On either side of the die cut arch, snip off each side.  Measure down 2-1/4" from the snipped edge and score.  From this score line, measure down 1/2" and score again (or the 2nd score would be 2-3/4" from snipped edge).  

Pumpkin Pie card stock is cut 2-1/4" x 2".   Whisper white card stock is cut 2" x 1-3/4".

The bird or crow and the vine stamped images are from the Botanical Bliss stamp set as well.  I used a couple of glue dots to help hold the Reese's cup on the card stock and tied closed with Black Cord.  

I hope your enjoyed all the projects I shared today.  Let me know if you have any questions.