Supplies: Paper - Recollections Coffee & Cream;
Sunny Studio Critter Country; BoBunny Dotted;
Lawn Fawn Petite Watercolor Wishes;
Strathmore Cold Press watercolor paper;
Target Hot Spot Fall from years ago
Dies - Hero Arts Autumn Leaves;
My Favorite Things Blueprints 23 (retired)
Stamps - Joy Clair Designs Thankful for You
Other - Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso &
Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks;
Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Mist; DoCraft gems;
Ranger clear embossing powder; Darice sequin;
Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink
We could use any/all of the following for our card design:
Color Palette Option
Theme Options: Foxes / Autumn / Friendship
Product / Technique Options: Foil / Fancy Fold
Once again I've used multiple options: Colors/Sketch/Themes - Autumn & Friendship. I decided to skip the foiling and fancy fold techniques this time. I made this a 5" square card and layered the sky blue and leaf patterned sunset papers atop. Stamped & embossed the sentiment and then, to make it stand out a bit against the pattern, I rubbed some white ink over it with a Q-tip, then cleaned the embossing - really liked how that turned out!! I didn't have the right color enamel dots so I went with gems. I die cut the scalloped strips and adhered to the card and topped with my leaf. For the leaf, I blended Ripe Persimmon DI on watercolor paper, then die cut and inked the edges with Vintage Photo. Next I spritzed with shimmer mist and let dry. Added a copper sequin and popped the leaf onto the scalloped strips with a bit of foam tape - done. This turned out just like I planned - doesn't happen often...
Since Jeanne lives so close, whenever I get to send a card to her, I like to deliver my card in person. This time I picked her up at her place & we headed to our favorite local stamping store, Anchor Paper. Found some great bargains, then grabbed lunch at Arbys. Fun times with Jeanne and here's a photo of her holding her card:
My September card came from dear Jo (Jo's Blogs) in the UK. I just love her sweet fox floating among the clouds!! I swear if weren't for Jo and her Christmas Kickstart Challenge, I wouldn't get any Christmas cards made - thanks Jo!
Want to join in for October? Go HERE for details and to sign up by 10/6/23.
Thanks for stopping and have a crafty week!!