Friday, September 20, 2019

Falling for Fall! Two for One!

Hello crafters.  I apologize in advance to all of you summer-lovers who don't like autumn.  I'm not one of you - fall is my favorite season, the season when I met and fell in love with my husband, the season of fond memories with my parents and sisters, of high school football games, of crisp, cool weather.  You may want to avoid my blog here for a month or so.........

I have most of my to-do list done for cards, so I'll be playing a bit with seasonal cards.  I have so many fall stamps, dies, etc., that I've put most of them into a big bin which I pull out at this time of year.  When I opened it this year I found this panel that I had stamped last year.  I had inked the Leaves Background cling in distress inks, spritzed the stamp lightly with water, and then stamped it onto some watercolor paper. 

So I first decided to use the panel as a frame for a fun fall sentiment. 

supplies: ivory and Lipstick Red cardstock, watercolor paper, Simon's Leaves Background cling, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, and fired brick distress inks, Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle dies, Newton's Nook Fall-ing for You clear stamp set, Altenew mini inks: Maple Yellow, Snapdragon, Marigold, and Firebrick, adhesive foam to pop frame above card base

I cut the rectangle from the panel and set it aside (see below), then used it to help me place my sentiment onto my card base, inking it in 4 different inks for an ombre look.  Then I lined the frame with a smaller rectangle die in Lipstick Red, added some foam to the back, and popped it over my card base. 

For my next card, I used that rectangle cut from the center of my panel, and overstamped and heat embossed the same sentiment before framing it again in Lipstick Red.  And again, I used some leftovers that I found in my fall box.

supplies: ivory, Lipstick Red, and Sunshine cardstock, Simon Leaves Background, Newton's Nook Fall-ing for You sentiment, Altenew Espresso mini ink, clear embossing powder, Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle dies, Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle die, Neat & Tangled (retired) Maple Thanks Leaf die

I was just going to mount my framed stamped piece onto an ivory card, but it looked too plain to me, so I cut the Hemstitch Rectangle from the front of the card, and lined it with Sunshine cardstock inside.  Then I spied these Maple Leaf leftovers cut from a distress-ink sponged panel, and glued them under my framed leaf print.  Much better!

Are you looking forward to the weekend?  Enjoy!


Diane said...

I'm with you, I LOVE Fall best of all and your cards are beautiful!!

Cindy C. said...

Both lovely cards Lin! Fall is a glorious season! :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh cute! That worked out perfectly for two cards!

Lisa Elton said...

Warm, cozy and lovely! And how sweet is that little bear ;)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a inspiration that panel gave you resulting in a great use of it to make two totally different cards - stunning word Lin.

I Card Everyone said...

You've mentioned a few of my favorite Fall things, Lin... and captured them all so beautifully!
I've already been to the apple orchard - another of my Fall faves!

Dawn T said...

Who doesn't love a twofer... this panel is perfect and your two cards are delightful Lin.