Sunday, October 3, 2021

You Are Wonderful

Hello and welcome!  I hope your weekend has gone well.  This afternoon I'm back with a card that I made for three challenges - Freshly Made Sketches, Inspired By and Festive Friday.  

(My first post today was my Sunday Stamps DT card which you can find it here.)

(apples, red, green, circles, harvest)

Back in August I was able to remedy my lack of fruit stamps to a small degree by purchasing a stamp set that included a barrel of apples and I was so happy to be able to ink it up!

Don't you just love fall?  Pumpkins, sunflowers, fresh apples, beautiful leaves and definitely cooler weather (at least here in Idaho), thank heavens!  Copics were used to color the images, then matching dies were used to cut them out.  Next two scallop circles were die cut and the center removed from one so the patterned paper could be added to the back. These dies are kind of cool because the inner and outer scallop circles and the center come apart so one can use them separately or together.  After the colored pieces were adhered to the white circle, they were set aside so I could create the rest of the card.

I took an A2 panel of ivory cardstock and embossed it with a wood 3D embossing folder, then trimmed it down 1/8th inch on each side and wrapped it with linen thread.  It was mounted on the white card base with thin foam tape, then the circles were adhered in layers.  The sentiment was added and that finished things off!  It's hard to discern in the photos, but the ivory embossed panel adds a nice bit of warmth to this fall themed card.

Thanks so much for taking time to visit, I really appreciate it!  

Take care and stay safe.


Stamps:  Loads of Fall (Honeybee Stamps), Friends Like You (MFT)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Ivory (Simon Says Stamp), Harvest Festival 6x6 paper pad (HB)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other:  Loads of Fall dies, Skinny Strips die (MFT), Nested Infinity Circle die (Hero Arts), Stitched Scallop Circle die (Pinkfresh Studio), Tim Holtz Lumber 3D embossing folder, Linen Thread (Stampin' Up)
Copics:  R59, 46, 27, 14, YR24, 18, 09, 16, Y38, 17, 15, 11, G46, 43, E47, 44, 43, 42, 41, 37, 33, 31


Danni Reid said...

Goodness this IS fall, that delicious barrel of apples is so perfectly colored and this design is inspiring! I LOVE your card, thank you for sharing with us @ IB this week!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh I DO love Fall, and see it in so many details of your darling card, Stef: the apples [beautifully colored btw] the ivory card stock, pumpkins, sunflowers, and all this wonderful orange!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By this week - did you invite a friend to play along, too? I sure hope so!

Amy O said...

I love these Fall elements together! And I love the embossed background on this fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Silke Ledlow said...

Stef, this is such a beautiful Fall color...the apple basket and the pumpkins are perfect for this challenge! Thank you for joining us :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

Just gorgeous! I love the way you combined the circle die cuts to make them have so much interest. Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert said...

Beautiful! Love how you arranged all the different elements, it is so skillfully done. A gorgeous card! THank you for playing along with the Festive Friday Challenge.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love this Stef! Such a great fall-inspired card with a little of everything, and all so beautifully arranged too. Thanks for sharing over at Festive Friday!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Congratulations, Stef! Your fabulous creation was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Please hop over to the challenge blog to grab your winner's badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again soon!