Friday, August 19, 2016

With Thanks

When I saw these new stamps and dies from Concord & 9th, I practically fell over myself putting them into my shopping basket.  They arrived earlier this week, and I made three cards using them:

Give Thanks

supplies: cream and Hero Arts Punch cardstock, Concord &9th Give Thanks stamps, various Hero Arts inks, Concord & 9th Layering Leaves die, Paper Smooches Dots & Dashes die

I simply stamped the sentiment, then masked it off and stamped the heart-shaped leaves.  After trimming the panel, I die cut a line of dots, and also a few of the matching leaf dies and then glued everything together.

I was first drawn to these sets because of this heart-shaped leaf, so here's another go with it.

With Thanks

supplies: recycled cream cardstock, sourced locally, Concord & 9th Layering Leaves die and Give Thanks stamp set, "with" from Winnie & Walter's Big, Bold, and Happy sentiment set,  a harvest rainbow ink pad, ripe persimmon, fossilized amber, and ground espresso distress inks mixed with water for splattering, matching sequins, adhesive foam squares

I started by trimming out a piece of cardstock just a tad smaller than my card front.  Next I stamped my sentiments using my Mini Misti.  Then I die-cut the leaves going diagonally across my card, and after removing the leaves from the panel, I splattered some distress inks lightly across it.  Next the stamped  panel was laid over my card front and I lightly traced the areas where the leaves would be, then removed the panel and stamped the heart from the stamp set in those areas, using a multi-color stamp pad in fall tones. (I also masked the top left and bottom right areas on the card front so that the stamping ended at the same place as my die-cut panel would.)  Then I carefully adhered the leaf cuts back into the panel, added some foam squares on the back to lift it, and affixed it to the card front.  My last step was sprinkling some matching sequins.

My last card uses the other 2 leaf dies.  One of them looks like wheat to me, so I ran with that idea, and made a more neutral card.

Grateful

supplies: various kraft to cream cardstock, plus a green, Hero Arts Old Letter Writing background stamp, Simon Khaki ink, Concord & 9th Layering Leaves dies, Simon's retired Autumn Blessings sentiment, DieNamics Stitched Tag die, natural twine

These 2 sets are wonderful on their own, but I highly recommend that you get the stamps and dies both! 

20 comments:

  1. WOW - 3 fantastic cards, Lin - love them all - especially the 2nd one!!

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  2. Fantabulous leafy cards Lin! Each card design showcases the leaves wonderfully. I have now put this die and stamp set on my wish list!

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  3. What gorgeous fall cards! Really love the bundle of wheat!

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  4. Wow! These are just so gorgeous!

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  5. Lin, you outdid yourself with this trio -- I love, love, love each one (and have put this die on my wish list)

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  6. What a gorgeous trio of leaf cards, Lin! Just love them all but especially the "wheat" one!!

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  7. Fabulous Lin. Your fall colours are so pretty

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  8. Oh my gosh Lin, these are all INCREDIBLE!! I see why you put those goodies in your shopping basket!!

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  9. Beautiful cards, Lin! I just got that new stamp set, but I haven't made anything with it yet. I think I need to do something NOW!

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  10. Lin I am swooning - these cards are stunning - fabulous colours and details!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. Ohhh Lin just stunning. What a wonderful collection of Autumn cards. Well done

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  12. You are quite the Enabler, Lin - with cards as gorgeous as these 3, I just had to buy the set too! Beautiful, beautiful cards!

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  13. What beautiful cards! I love those heart shaped leaves -- they're so pretty!

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  14. Oh, Lin, what gorgeous fall cards! I love these dies and how you've used them! Wow! They are beautiful! Hugs!

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  15. Just fantastic Lin...I can totally see why you wanted them. Amazing cards mf.
    TFS
    hugs,
    Karen

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  16. I just love what you've done with these dies and stamps! Amazing, I can see why you were so excited. <3

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  17. Love how you rock these stamps and dies! Just spectacular!! PS: I have one of the dies ordered, but it is taking a very long time to get to me this time...sigh.

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  18. Lin, last card inspire me! great job! :)

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  19. I just received these stamps and dies and your cards are very inspirational. Your cards are amazing.

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  20. Hi Lin ~ I "found" you via Pinterest and think your cards are stunningly spectacular! Thanks so much for the inspiration and I hope you don't mind if I CASE them all!

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