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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Birthday Wishes

Hello my dear blog friends! I finally have some crafty stuff to share with you today.
First up is a Thanksgiving card:

If those banners look familiar it is because they were leftover from the panel of this card. Waste not want not as the saying goes. I am tired of having bits and pieces left over from cards and then just throwing them in my scrap box where they are long forgotten. So I am challenging myself to try to use up those extra bits and pieces if I can and hopefully reduce my overflowing box of scraps.
This is the sketch I used for this card from  Pals Paper Art:
 
 I was a few hours too late to participate in  the challenge but that's ok. I had fun making the card and tried something a little different. I didn't take a photo of it but if you look at the card the orange strip down the left side is embossed. I used three different dies and laid them all on the strip at the same time and was able to emboss them all at once. Pretty quick and fast. I then inked the raised parts with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the edges too.
I love that little leaf stamp. I can't  remember if I have ever used it before but it makes a great background. I used Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge and Spice Marmalade Distress Inks. I used gold embossing for the acorns and leaf image and black tuxedo for the sentiment. I had three short strips left over from my last project so I just cut fishtails on the ends and inked the edges with Vintage Photo. I also used Antique Linen to tone down the white.
My next card is a fall birthday card:
It also used another leftover piece from the same card as my first card did. Can you spot it?
Here is the sketch I used from Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge for Oct Week 1
At the end of the week they post a new sketch. They have some really great sketches so you might want to go and check it out.
 Here is the leftover piece I was able to use on this card.
 This is what it looked liked after I stamped a few more leaves and rubbed antique Linen Distress ink all over it and inked the edges with Vintage Photo.
And that little tea cup is also a leftover piece that didn't get used on this note card set. I don't know about you all but it really makes me happy when I use these little pieces up. I also used Antique Linen on the cup to tone down the white. The cup sentiment and teabag are all Papertrey Ink. I stamped everything in Vintage Photo and also inked the edges of the kraft die cut circle. I thought it looked a bit bare so I added the red gemstones.
I embossed the dark red cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. This is a favorite folder of mine. It adds a bit of elegance but not too much.
I have been doing some fall cleaning. Yesterday I worked outside and cleaned up our patio furniture so we can put it away for the winter and I washed all the windows inside and out since it was a dry day. So after all that work I was too tired to do anything crafty last night.
Well that's it for me today. Hope you all are having a great week. Come and visit me again soon!
Teresa

5 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and those leaves!!!!

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  2. These are fabulous fall card. Love all the layers and textures that you have included. It gives these projects so much dimension and interest. Awesome job.

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  3. Washing, cleaning, windows, crafting....my oh my, you have been a busy, busy gal!!!

    First of all, the instant I laid my eyes on your first card I just HAD to know which embossing folder you had used...then I read the rest of your post - CLEVER, CLEVER, CLEVER...the impression is so sharp! Beautiful colors, awesome design elements and gorgeous gold embossed acorns. Truly an 'autuumnal" atmosphere!

    Your second card is just as gorgeous as the first - you have such a knack for combining the colors soooooo perfectly. Love the bits of bling - really does finished off this card beautifully!



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  4. You sure have some pretty fall projects going on there! : )

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  5. Wow, that was a brilliant and fantastic birthday wishes. I so love it!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn @
    http://easyday.snydle.com/best-birthday-wishes-and-messages.html

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