Monday, October 30, 2017

Leaves Re-Done and a Halloween Card

Hello!

Here is the re-do of the leaves from my last post! I tore the salvageable leaves off the original card both from the card front and the inside. Still loving the alcohol inked leaves, I am entering this in the current Addicted to CAS #123 challenge which is asking for leaves.

Quite simply, the leaves were just placed on an off-white textured cardstock called Cream White from The Paper Company. Not sure if you can get that paper any longer. I am sorry it looks white in the picture. In real life, the leaves show up much prettier. To cover the stained area of the one leaf, I just made a little tag on a snippet of Bazzil c.s. using the Stampin' Up! Happy Thanksgiving from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. Haven't done sponging on edges in a long time. How about you?

It has been a great Fall here in MN with really pretty leaves. The last few days have been unseasonably cold and windy, so there are not many leaves on the trees now. So sad.  I do love autumn colors.

Since Halloween is tomorrow, I am posting one of the cards I made for the grand kids. Also made a couple treat boxes but don't have photos. This card was made at a make and take at my SU demo's house. I tweaked it by adding the polka-dotted vellum skirt and orange bow while moving the bow tie to her head. I think Maddie, who likes to wear things in her hair, will like the card. The ribbon, vellum, skeleton and bow tie are from SU. The cat is from Impression Obsession Dies and the stripped c.s. is Recollections from Michaels. I did enjoy making this card.

Now on to make more Thanksgiving cards and then Christmas cards! Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fall Leaves

Gracious Hello!

Where has the month of October gone?  I was too late to join any of the Fall leaves challenges, but wanted to post a card where I used my new favorite technique. Alcohol Inks. I know I am late to the party, but they sure are fun!

To make the card, I got out some of my new Very Vanilla heavy card stock for the base and used my NBUS embossing folder from Stampin' Up! called Petal Burst for the background. That card stock is SU Early Espresso. My new friend Eileen, whom I met when she was my physical therapist after my hip surgery, gave me the wonderful gift of the alcohol inks set. I received 3 colors, and the blending solution by Adirondack plus a Tim Holtz wooden ink applicator and the felt pads too. Yay! I watched several videos on using the inks but don't have any Yupo paper that was suggested. So I used a sheet of glossy paper. No idea where I got it. It made the leaves look shiny and I do like that! The 3 colors were plopped on my craft mat and mixed with the blending solution. Colors are Butterscotch and Wild Plum and a bit of Stream. Interesting how swirling the mixture around seemed to make orange and dark red and yellow. What fun making the mess. When the paper dried, I really did think it was just a big mess until I started experiments with dies and punches to cut out some shapes. Seemed like the large maple leaf punch from EK was perfect for a Thanksgiving card. The tiny leaf is part of the SU Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies set.


I stamped a wreath from Inkadinkado saying Happy Thanksgiving in a circle coloring direct to the stamp with SU  Espresso and Pumpkin Pie markers. I put another little leaf in the middle.

I am quite pleased with this card and I think someone will be pleased to receive it.

Bye for now. Thanks so much visiting and I love your comments! Hopefully I can get my Halloween cards photographed and posted soon.

Edited before finishing my post! Am sad to say this card today got coffee spilled on it at a small bazaar I attended to try and sell a couple cards. Eeeeeek

Edited Again: Adding to Pixie's Creative Playground Weeks 303/304.