Monday, August 26, 2019


Helllo!  The temperatures here are decidedly cooler, and I'm loving it!  I'm getting that autumn itch.  I have 2 cards today.

First, I decided to pull out a turnabout stamp.  It's not particularly for the fall, but done in autumn colors, it works just fine.

supplies: white and Orange Peel cardstock, woodplank dp from SN@P Wood & Notebook Basics pad, Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms, turnabout jigChamomile, Marigold, Firebrick, and Espresso mini ink cubes, (retired) Neat & Tangled Maple Thanks Leaf die, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, Taylored Expressions Grateful script die, adhesive foam squares

I stamped my turnabout panel using 4 fall ink colors and trimmed it with some wonky stitches.  Then I cut out the maple leaf, and added a sentiment across the opening.  Then I lifted the panel above a wood plank printed paper.

Here's another version of this design, much simpler this time.

supplies: cream cardstock and a Doodlebug plank patterned paper, Simon Autumn Blessings die, (retired) Neat & Tangled Maple die, Spellbinders Floral embossing folder, adhesive foam squares

This card is A2 width, but a little shorter in length, almost more of a square.  I centered the leaf die on a scrap of cream cardstock, cut it out, then embossed it before lifting it above the plank background.

It's too bad that this maple leaf die is discontinued, but Simon has one a bit larger that would work just as well, I think, and it has the added benefit of stitching outside the shape.  Also, although it's currently sold out, this Thankful Leaves outline die would be nice, too.  It all depends on how big your sentiment is......

Thanks for coming by


Betty said...

love both of these, Lin - especially the second one - our temps are cooler here in Nebraska too and I'm getting into the fall leaves and Halloween mood too!

Lisa Elton said...

Two lovely cards Lin! The turnabout stamp looks terrific done up in the fall colors and I like the dry embossing on your second card!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the dramatic die cut in the centre of these cards Lin - they are both fabulous.

Dawn T said...

Fabulous cards Lin. Love the great background on the first one. The turnabout stamps are so much fun

I Card Everyone said...

Between the gorgeous colors of Fall, the embossing, leaves, and wood? You've ticked all my boxes this morning, Lin!
So beautiful!

Karen Dunbrook said...

awesome cards Lin, love how you did them
xx Karen

Pssequimages said...

Like them both---Thank you for the inspiration. Very pretty EF and also that turnabout is really wonderful! TYFS