Here's a challenge card I finally got done and wanted to share with you. I used the beautiful stamp set Falling For Leaves, a set that when I first saw it in the new Holiday Catalog, I was not impressed. Of course I bought it anyway and sooooooo glad I did!! It really does create beautiful cards, like these from the Holiday Catalog!!
Here are the measurements for my card:
Soft Suede card base - 11 / 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Petal Pink - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4, squares 1 1/4 square
Colored Cardstock Mats - 1 1/2" square
Wouldn't you think Christmas when given the colors Pumpkin Pie, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Basic Black?!! Well I wanted to challenge myself to NOT make a Halloween card!! It wasn't easy but I sure had fun making this! I got an order delivered Wednesday of this week but just wasn't feeling well...so the box sat there for 2 days before I opened it. And I'm glad I did because this adorable Spirited Snowmen set was inside.
Gorgeous Grape card base - 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Basic Black - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
Granny Apple Green - 5 x 3 3/4
DSP - 5 x 1 1/2
Using an embossing folder was our team's Facebook challenge last week. I decided to pull out the beautiful bundle Rooted in Nature. My only problem is I have barely used it!! Well I started by stamping the trees on the main panel in Tranquil Tide ink, and stamping them again before re-inking. This panel was then run thru the Big Shot using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Next I sponged some Crumb Cake ink over the panel to really highlight the embossing. The tree stump image was first inked in Crumb Cake, fussy cut out, then the edges sponged with Early Espresso ink. Lots of inky fingers before this card was done!!
As for the single tree image, I started out inking up the leaves in Tranquil Tide. I then used an Early Espresso marker to color in the trunk. I stamped it on scrap Very Vanilla then die cut it out. It is then popped up onto the "stump" with dimensionals with a linen thread double bow and piece of gold sequin trim attached. Add a sentiment and this card is complete.
Early Espresso card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
Tranquil Tide - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
Very Vanilla - 5 x 3 3/4