September 27, 2018
Today is my mom’s birthday, and the image on this card is so fitting.
We had a milk can my mom refurbished way back when I was a kiddo.
It sat in a corner of the kitchen, and it was the “extra” chair pulled up when we needed it.
I sent my mom her birthday card over the weekend, and then made this card on Monday.
Now, I wish I had made this into her birthday card! She would have gotten a kick out of it:)
I used the new Tin Tile Embossing Folder for the Smoky Slate background panel.
I then sponged it lightly with Basic Gray ink.
I used the my Stampin’ Blends- Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Crumb Cake.
Of gosh, I missed two little green leaves on the image…will have to fix that!
Of course, I ran the image through the Subtle Embossing Folder- my favorite technique!
It’s just the perfect way to add a little something to finish off a card.
I even did something on the inside- ask my girls, I always forget to finish off the inside on class cards…lol.
Thanks for buzzing by, friends…
September 22, 2017
I was intrigued with the SU Seasonal Lantern when I first saw it in the Holiday Catalog. I just got it and had so much fun putting together a fall themed card great for Thanksgiving time that will be here before we know it!
I am sharing it with the crew over at The Paper Players for
LeAnne’s Harvest Theme Challenge # 362.
I used the gorgeous Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to create a cool fall feeling to the card but the splash of Lemon Lime Twist really brightens up the card. I love to design a card around the colors palette in the paper- makes designing so much easier. I played around with adding in some copper and gold foil but in the end, I went with just cardstock. I cut the Very Vanilla embossed panel to be 3″ x 5-1/2″ with a border of Early Espresso that is 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. I think the embossed panel is a great background for the lantern to sit upon, don’t you?
I can’t wait to make some Christmas lanterns…
August 28, 2015
Hello long lost friends…I am still here…busy, busy, busy but I do have a fall card to post today! I have been playing around with some sponging techniques and had a piece leftover that fit wonderfully into the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #201 this week.
I used the SU Vintage Leaves along with a sentiment from the new SU Lighthearted Leaves stamp set. I forgot how gold can just add that special touch to a card. I also added a some Crystal Effects to the outline and the veining on the leaves to add a little something.
Definitely a difficult card to photograph to capture the embossing but I think it shows up.
Why don’t I wet emboss more often? It looks so cool. I still get all giddy when I see the powder change before my eyes! Do you emboss a lot or tend to forget like me?
August 17, 2015
Just a super quick card with another sneak peek of a new SU stamp set called Lighthearted Leaves coming out in the Holiday Catalog on September 1st. Garden Green, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze worked together nicely to celebrate the colors of the autumn season.
This new set pairs with the Leaf Framelits Stampin’ Up has bundled
with the SU Vintage Leaves in the Annual Catalog.
The SU Vintage Leaves stamp set (above) found in the Annual catalog stamps a natural realistic image of leaves while this new SU Lighthearted Leaves set (below) is whimsical and folksy.
It has a lovely Thanksgiving sentiment, a verse by Emily Bronte,
So Grateful for You, and the word BELIEVE.
Thanks for buzzing by…