Monday, October 26, 2020

Autumn - 4 Seasons

 


Hello Quietfire fans!  It's Betsy here today sharing with you this lovely
autumn card using 

This is such a lovely set of dies and the "Autumn" die is just perfect for this time of year!

Let me show you how I made my card!

I first started out with a piece of 140lb watercolor paper.  This paper was a sample set that had every kind of watercolor paper that this company makes. I lightly sprayed it with water.  Then I sprinkled on - very lightly - PaperArtsy Infusions in Olive Tree and Golden Sands.


These pigments are like ColorBurst pigments and are very strong.  I really wanted to retain the mottled look you get when you first sprinkle them on wet paper.  I allowed this to dry thoroughly.  Then I took my "Autumn" die and die cut the word.  I already had my paper chosen.



I love the effect I get with the pigments on this die cut.  Next I gathering all of my supplies
together that I would be using.


My paper comes from Kaisercraft "Fallen Leaves" collection and I really felt the color
palette was sophisticated and blended well with the calligraphy of the die cut.
My card base is made from Brutus Monroe "Martini" card stock - it's a lovely olive color.  I cut that 
to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored and folded it in the middle.  My darker patterned paper
measures 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"I adhered that down first.  My next patterned paper measures
3 1/2" x 4 3/4".  Before adhering it to the base, I inked the edges with Antique Linen
Distress Ink.


This gives the edges just a bit of definition.  I also inked the little flag.  I adhered down
the patterned piece and the flag with the addition circle piece on it.  


Before adding my
die cut "Autumn" to my card I cut it out 3 times out of a golden color card stock scrap.


I stacked these together and then adhered them to my project.  And that finished my card!
I decided against any embellishments...I liked the softness and elegance that it had.


I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial!  You can find these dies and more at:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Betsy











Sunday, October 25, 2020

Autumn Notes

It is on my bucket list to see the Northeast portion of the United States in the fall - specifically Vermont and New York.  The Shenandoah Skyline Drive is gorgeous in Virginia but I want to see more red!  But I've been inspired by the changing colors to make another slimline card combining Autumn Notes by Quietfire Design word dies with the recent release from Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

To make my slim line cards, I start with 8.5 x 11 white card stock.  The base layer is 3.5" x 8.25" and the card base is from the leftover.


The Autumn Notes were cut from thick card stock and covered with Modern Gilding Powder Copper Scroll.  I also used the Modern Gilding Powder Gothic Black on the elegant ornament die - looks so rich in real life to have that added weight to it.



On a sheet of watercolor paper, I used all the fall colors that the Color Bursts (remember those?) because I like the mottled look that happens.

I also lightly sponged the edges of the card so that the white card base could act as a matting.



Friday, October 23, 2020

Hope and Courage Breast Cancer Awareness Card

 


Breast cancer is still far too prevalent.  Here is a card you can make easily and send to someone who might really need it.

Let’s make a slimline card today.

 Supplies:

A Way With Words Hope
ECD   
Emerald Creek 

A Way With Words Courage
ECD  
Emerald Creek 

Pink Cardstock
Gold Cardstock
Patterned Paper
Glue Dots - Micro
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares.

Instructions:

  1. Form an 8.5 x 3.75” slimline tent-fold card base using white cardstock.
  2. Cut a panel slightly smaller from patterned paper of your choice.  Small sweet patterns will work well, I think.
  3. Die cut Hope and Courage from dark pink cardstock.
  4. Die cut the ribbon from the Hope set from gold cardstock.
  5. Assemble as shown in the photo using Glue Dots to attach the A Way With Words diecuts and the foam adhesive to adhere the patterned paper panel.

 I hope this helps you create a beautiful, hopeful and encouraging card.  Wishing everyone the best.

Suzanne

Monday, October 19, 2020

Nature Gives to Every Time and Season

 

Hello Crafty Friends!

How are you enjoying your autumn?  For many people, this is their favorite time of year...and I understand why!  Over the weekend I spent time walking on trails (and crafting, of course).  Oh- I so love this time of year!  The trees are colorfully gorgeous, the temperatures are just right, and crafting is inspired by fall beauty.  

Do you have a "go to" autumn stamp set?  The Autumn Collection stamp set is my favorite.  

The card I am sharing today was used using two of the stamps from the set:
The card front features a background created using the wheat stamp.  The image was stamped using brown water reactive ink and then stamped again for a lighter image.  The image was re-inked and the process repeated.

The background was then cut to size, edges aged using brown water reactive ink, matted and mounted onto a card base.  Next, the "Nature gives to every" stamp had dark brown ink applied and was stamped onto ivory paper.  It was die cut using a stitched square and mounted on die cut gold card stock.
The finishing touches were coordinating flowers, a wee twine bow, and a sweet gem.  

I hope you enjoyed the festive, fall card.  You can pick up the Autumn Collection stamp set and other amazing Suzanne Cannon stamps, dies, and Modern Gilding Powders at Emerald Creek.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day.

Kathy Jo

Ribbon Streamers Congratulations Card

 

Hey Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today!  Do you have a collection of gorgeous ribbons that are languishing away in a drawer, un-used but still loved?  Well, I have a project for you!

I'm over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog this week with this fun project that is a ribbon project that doesn't  involve bow-making. 

All the details are over on the blog which you can find HERE.

Supplies for this card?

AWWW Congratulations
Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Ribbon
Coordinating cardstocks
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive
Removable Tape

I hope you hop on over and have a look!
Thanks! Suzanne

 

 

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