Thursday, October 29, 2015

Just a couple of Fall cards!

Hello! Here's two I finished recently. The first is my Society of Sampaholics October 2015 CCC card (Betty has received it) and the second is for my BFF in California, Beth, who has a birthday today. Who knew mail from MN to CA can get there in only 3 days!

Lots of pasting for those little leaves, I tell you. But then I remembered a trick from somebody or other...lay down a layer of double sided tape or tape runner, placing the main image die negative on top. Then the pieces go in easily and stick. Works great.

Which one do you like better? The photo of the one with the white background is much better, I do know that! 

Here are some details. The stamped sentiment and die are both from Papertrey Ink, sets called Mighty Oak, and are CASEd mostly from designer Heather Nichols. I used many colors to make all the leaves, though didn't stamp them with the various patterns available. Made use of some scraps that are mainly Stampin' Up! colored card stock. I tried to make the blue background look like the sky, so had to make some ground too. The dark brown tree and some leaves are recycled from some junk mail as I liked the texture. 

That's all for today. Happy Fall to you all. I hope the leaves are pretty wherever you live! 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Card for World Card Making Day and PP #265

Today is World Card Making Day 2015. Happy Day to you crafty card makers! I hope you all had a chance to make a card today.

Being that it is October now, here's my first Halloween card. It will probably go to one of my grandchildren. Well, maybe not. In all honesty, the kids are probably all too old to go trick or treating, but they'll still get a card from me! What age do you think kids should stop dressing up in costumes and going out for candy? Also, do you make cute cards or scary ones? I vote for cute, myself.

Isn't this little guy cute? It is from Recollections. I've had it for years. The smiling goblin was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white opaque embossing powder from Zing. For emphasis, I placed him on a black circle die-cut probably from Spellbinders. The background is just sponged with some Black Soot  Distress Ink onto piece of white card stock. The little plastic treat bag is from my stash of Halloween doo-dads for some added fun and texture. The whole focal point is on a layer of Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie orange and placed on a card base of purple from Bazill. I am quite happy with my card. It was fun to make and made me smile.

I have made a lot of cards lately, so I hope you will stop back and visit to see some! Thanks for coming by.

Edited to add a link to The Paper Players PP 265 and their logo! Hope you like!