Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall Cards & Layout

Here are some fall ideas for both cards and a layout! I'm also doing some doubling up of ideas for both Blogtoberfest and the Heart2Heart challenge for this week! Be sure to click on the links for both for even more great ideas. Don't forget to leave comments wherever you go as we all appreciate them so much!


D1371 Many Thanks
X7118B Twitterpated Paper Kit
This card is a pattern from our How-to book Wishes (9033) called Simple Side View. It's a 3.5"x8" card that will fit in a legal sized envelope. There is a window cut into the front of the card that allows the B&T paper to show through from the inside. The leaves and acorn were stamp rolled in Sorbet and Sweet Leaf inks with a touch of Chocolate ink, too.  I also scored a line around the outside edges using my paper trimmer and stylus, then sanded the raised line. I also gently sanded the textured cardstock on the front of the card a bit to create some additional texture. 


D1371 Many Thanks
C1342 Damask Tiles
D1335 Intrinsic Backgrounds
Colors used are Juniper, Sweet Leaf and Twilight. 
Lots of different things going on here that all work together to create a very pretty card! For the circle I used a reverse mask to sponge Twilight ink as a background for the acorns. One acorn is stamped directly on the circle and the other is popped up with 3D Foam. The leaves are stamp rolled in Sweet Leaf and Twilight. The leaf on the message was done in 2nd generation.


C1323 Whooo Loves You
D1373 Childhood Portrait
X7112B Animal Cookies Paper Kit
Z1047 Dimensional Elements Simple Alphabet
This layout is based on a wall hanging project our own Jeanette Lynton shared on her blog. I've changed it up a little bit to use supplies I had on hand making it into a layout! The mummy on the bottom is easy to make! Get out your scraps of white cs strips...ink the edges in black and layer them onto black cs to look like bandages. Leave a space for eyes. Make the eyes with a bit of Liquid Applique and two black Bitty Brads. The moon is a metal rimmed circle with the paper cut out of the center! On the Dimensional Elements letters I stamped an image from Lovely Lace in black ink. If I had had a spider web image I would have used that instead, but the lace gave it a nice look, too! 
The layout base is actually Grey Wool cardstock with lines hand drawn to create a woodgrain look.

I hope you enjoyed your visit! Bookmark my blog so you can stop back often! Don't forget to check out the other great ideas for Blogtoberfest and the Heart2Heart Challenge!

Michelle








11 comments:

  1. I love your fall layout and cards! So adorable!

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  2. I love the thanks card-who knew that blue would look good on acorns? I love the background you created!

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  3. Great stuff, that layout is fabulous and I love what you did with the blue acorns! Thanks so much for playing at H2H this week!

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  4. Wow, these are really amazing. The card is beautiful and elegant. That layout is so much fun and full of details.

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  5. All fabulous! Love the colors on the layout!

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  6. Love all your projects!! Especially the color scheme on the second card :)

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  7. Really love the colors on the 2nd card - unique and beautiful! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

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  8. All three of your projects are absolutely beautiful!

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  9. So pretty! Love the color combos!!

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  10. Great cards, I love the window. Thanks for sharing with us on Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

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