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Friday, November 18, 2011

Beautiful Fall Card

I totally did a CASE on this card from Linda at Linda's Stampin Loft.  I think it was the leaves that really attracted me the most to this card.  Though the whole card itself is beautiful I am SO drawn to the leaves.  I love fall almost as much as I LOVE winter!  

Two days ago I made a card for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge and I used those leaves.  Though when I posted the card I couldn't remember where I found them.  I know there is this "history" thing on my computer to backtrack my steps but I can't find it on here!  And I obviously don't use it or I would know where it is!!!

I did make a couple of changes to the card only because I didn't have the same items.  My leaves are a bit different, I think her punch was a Martha Stewart one that punches the leaves and embosses the veins in at the same time.  I didn't know what set was used for the inside of the embossed frame and I couldn't find the flower that she used.  Oh and I didn't have the black checkered ribbon either.  The wording stamp background that I used came from the Flores suaves set.  I'm not sure if it's in the catalog or not.  I bought it last year but it's not in English so I'm doubting it's in the catalog.  I just thought it was a pretty set.  I don't remember where the flower came from but to put it on the card I stamped the whole thing in Old Olive and then I stamped it on another piece of card stock using More Mustard.  Then I sponged it with Cajun Craze and finally I cut each flower out and taped them in place over the green stamped images.  

I also love the three layers of punched borders.  I never thought of layering that many before and it sure does give it a nice look.  I wish I could remember all the wonderful little aspects of cards and use each one on card creation and see what I get. But alas, once I am done with this one it will be put in a drawer and I won't see it for a long time again or unless a stamper takes it out to make it.  It will be forgotten and so with the fun little aspects that I loved in it from the beginning!!!

I am still pleased with how my card came out and the gals stamping last night really liked it.  Though the card of the night was the stocking one that I did a CASE on a couple of weeks ago using the Stitched Stocking stamp set and punch.  How easy it is to make that card!  I helped Sharon make 30 of them.  No, she didn't get them all done last night, but we did get all the pieces cut out so she could assemble the rest of them at home!  I was happy to help her! 

Anyway, back to this card.  I just thought it was SO pretty that I had to make it.  I want to play with this layout on a Christmas card and see what images I can find to fit the idea that is floating around in my head!!!  Wish me luck on that one!!! LOL

I am now off to the bead shop for the girls night out!  I LOVE the third Friday of the month!  Beading and chatting with friends and fellow beaders and getting to meet and know new beaders/friends too! It's so much fun and a great way to finish up some of those beading projects that just sit around!  I will be working on the necklace I am thinking I want to wear to the wedding in January!  Wish me luck on that one too!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Very nice;)