Autumn

This category includes autumn events – Halloween and Thanksgiving

Autumn thank you

 

Hello everyone!

I’m here today with a new post for the Crafts-U-Love Design Team.

This month, all DT members were sent the same Julie Hickey Designs set – ‘Garden Treasures’ – isn’t is fabulous? When Caz told me that we would be receiving a JH floral set I was really hoping it would be this set! It is so versatile!

I decided to make a CAS ‘hidden sentiment’ card using just one stamp from this set. This week’s Color Throwdown challenge has a fabulous colour combo (orange, brown, rust and yellow) which I felt would be perfect for an Autumn Thank You card.

I masked off part of the card to create a square to stamp the images, chose a stamp and got to work!

Once I had finished, I die cut a ‘Thank You’ sentiment from the centre of my panel. This is always so nerve-wracking – I hate cutting into an image that I’ve created… but I love the effect of a hidden sentiment so I held my breath and cut!

I removed the die cut sentiment and stuck the panel to a card base. I then cut the sentiment from a piece of funky foam and adhered the two die cut sentiments together to create a dimensional sentiment – you could also use a could of layers of card if you don’t have any funky foam. I inserted the sentiment into the space on the base card and voila! A hidden sentiment card!

To finish off my card, I added a few gems – got to have a bit of sparkle of course!

 

Some other cards I’ve created with this technique –

Happy Birthday Lovely

Autumn Greetings

Thanks

I’m also entering this card into the current Color Throwdown challenge.

Right! I’m off to see what my teammates have come up with using the same set!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Supply List

Here are the links to the products I used on my card. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.

Julie Hickey Designs – Garden Treasures stamp set*

Papermania adhesive stones*

Creative Expressions – mini thank you die

Distress oxide ink

Brilliance ink – pearlescent rust

 

 

Come fly with me

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we want to see moonlight in your CAS creations. Uniko is our sponsor.

Last year, the talented Vicky Papaioannou demonstrated the super-cool ‘glowing moon’ technique and it quickly became one of my favourite techniques for this season.

However, I must confess it took me a few attempts and colour combos before I created a background I was happy with this week! In the end, I used purple regular distress inks, together with a little Antique Linen to create that glow. The witch stamp is by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.

And then I tore my card when I was removing the masking tape! Argh!! I certainly wasn’t going to abandon this little scene so I added a raised black frame. The sentiment is from an older set by Krumspring stamps.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by one of my favourite CAS card makers, the talented Trina from Phamtastic Design as our Guest Designer. She’s a regular player in our challenges – she has some beautiful CAS creations and is a kind-hearted and encouraging member of our community. You must pay her a visit!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Simply the best

Happy Sunday everyone!

Life has been busy with no time for cardmaking, sadly, but I managed to find a couple of hours today to play along with some of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.

There’s a great seasonal colour palette over at the Color Throwdown challenge this week – red, orange and blue. I used distress oxide ink and one of my new Hero Arts glimmer paints to create blue and red background which I then cut with a Penny Black background die. I also used the die to cut a piece of orange glitter card – got to have a bit of sparkle somewhere.

The background die is rectangular but the sketch calls for a square background, so I simply cut an extra section and stuck it to the end of the blue die cut as I knew I could use my sentiment strip to hide the join. I then inlaid the die cut leaves from the orange and red background pieces.

Once I completed the inlaid die cutting, I stamped a Penny Black sentiment and adhered it to the card.

This week, Penny Black announced a holiday challenge (covering autumn, Thanksgiving etc as well as Christmas) – I often play along with other Penny Black challenges but I was so pleased to see one from Penny Black themselves, so I’m entering my autumn card in that challenge as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Thinking of autumn colours

Hi there everyone

It’s time for another guest post for CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

This week, the team has come up with a beautiful autumnal colour palette for us.

As I mentioned before, the team uses Stampin Up! colour names as a reference which always made me a little reticent to play in the colour challenges as I don’t have any Stampin Up! inks. Luckily, this month it’s proving quite easy to match up the colours quite well using distress oxide inks.

I created a blended background using Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Candied Apple. I then cut an oval from some white cardstock and adhered the frame to the blended background. I added a Memory Box die cut (the fabulous Arboscello Tree) and a stamp from an older Hero Arts set to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sunflower thoughts

Hi there everyone!

I’ve been getting to know my new Altenew Watercolour paints and thought it would be fun to practice and enter a watercolour challenge at the same time. The theme of this month’s CAS Watercolour challenge is ‘sunflower’ – perfect opportunity for me to ink up my wonderful Penny Black sunflower wreath stamp and practice on that.

I really love the consistency of the Altenew paints. The colours are quite vibrant (especially the lighter ones) – which is different for me as I generally favour more muted colours, but it’s fun using something different, right?! I admit, I had to walk away and come back to this a few times!

Once I had finished colouring, I splattered some gold paint on top of the image and mounted it to my base card before adhering a frame with foam tape. I added a Hero Arts sentiment to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my lovely American friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

We don’t have a thanksgiving celebration here in the UK, so I rarely use thanksgiving sentiment stamps  – it seemed appropriate to do so today!

I paired an older Hero Arts sentiment with a Concord & 9th die for this card which is NOTHING like the design I had originally thought of! For one thing, that original design had yellow texture paste on a white background!! But when I accidently dropped my die cuts on some brown card stock, I love how it made the colour pop so I rethought my whole design! This card came together so quickly after that!

I’m going to enter this into the current Color Throwdown challenge which has a wonderful autumnal palette this week – yellow, orange, red and brow.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.