Showing posts with label Fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fall. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Fall Leaves and Plaid- Gather Together Stampin 'Up! #PCC357

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This week the Paper Craft Crew's weekly challenge is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  From the challenge image I had to go with sponging and fall as two of the main elements for my card today.   I have a love of all the colors in Fall and actually my inspiration for my projects came from my very own front door.  I pulled inspiration from the Fall wreath that we have hanging.  Here's a look at my card.


Here's the inspiration image for this weeks challenge.  You can play along just like the game of tic tac toe we played as kids.  I went with the bottom row straight across.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started off my card with a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock cut at (You guessed it 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).  I used post it tape and my grid paper to mask off lines in different colors in one direction so that I could use my sponge daubers and create the ink blended plaid background.  Once I had all the lines in different sizes going in one direction I came back and did it again going to opposite way to create the plaid.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry Inks for this.  
I then stamped three leaves from Gather Together Stamp set and colored them with my colored pencils.  I used a little oil painting solvent to blend the color pencils you can also use baby oil.  I then let that dry and cut them out using the matching die.  While I was die cutting I used the Hand letter Prose dies and cut out the word Fall from some so saffron cardstock.   So while I still had my die cutting machine out I cut out the largest stitched nested label die from a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and sponged around the edge with some Crumb Cake ink.  
Once everything was cut out I popped up the large stitched nested label on my card and cut off a little that was hanging off the side of the card front.  I then added one of the leaves popped up on Stampin' dimensionals and the letters that spelled out Fall.  I then tucked the other two leaves under this.  To finish off the card I added a double bow made with the Cajun Craze Linen thread from the holiday catalog Come Gather Ribbon Combo Pack and added a few rhinestones I colored using my dark Cajun Craze stampin' blend.  
Thanks for dropping by I hope that you like my card today, and that you will give making your own plaid background a try.  If you don't you can get the Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper for your Holiday crafting in my online store.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Stampers Showcase October Blog Hop: It's Fall Y'all

Hello and welcome to my second post today; I am sharing a project for the Stampers Showcase October Blog Hop.  The theme this month is It's Fall Y'all.  I have created a fun Fall themed card using the Gather together stamp set.  Here's a look at my card.
I started may card by stamping the large leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp set over and over masking each time on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Once I had all the leaves stamped felling up the entire piece of cardstock, I started coloring each of them using my Polychromos Colored Pencils.  I think that color pencils look better on darker color cardstocks.
I started each leaf the same way.  I started coloring with my white pencil and then added in other colors.  I always start out with a light hand and build up layer by layer and eventually getting heavy with the pigment of the pencil to fill in the tooth of the paper.  By starting out with a very light hand I can build up multiple layers overlapping the colors letting the colors underneath show through the layers on top.  This is called glazing.  Once I start pressing firmer on the pencils this starts to blend the colors.  You can also use a blending pencil to do this once you have all your colors laid down.  Because with the blending pencil it puts a coating on top of the pencils and doesn't allow for more pigment to be added.
With all the leaves colored I added the crumb cake piece to a piece of whisper white cardstock that was cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8.  I then added the focal image to my card base made out of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I added a pumpkin pie banner and a sentiment banner to the front of the card.  I added some gold sequins to finish off my card.

Thanks for dropping by today, you can click on the next button above to go to the next blog on the list.

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Seasonal Wreath for #PCC355

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super fun Fall themed card for you for the Paper Craft Crew Weekly Sketch Challenge.  This week we have a very versatile sketch for you that you can create a lot of different cards with.  I used the Seasonal Wreath Stamp Set from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog to create my card for you.  Here's a look at my card.

And here's the inspiration image for my card.  You can play along over at the Paper Craft Crew website or just check out all the designs that the design team came up with with this sketch.  

Tips & Tricks: 

For my card I heat embossed the wreath image from the Seasonal Wreath Stamp Set in Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Then I took my sponge daubers and added ink to the wreath for a emboss resist technique.  As far as the inks I used they are as followed; Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot.  I went with nice Fall colors, I did throw in a little Rich Razzleberry just for fun.  
My card base is a piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  I added some of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper that was cut at 5 1/4 x 4 to the front of the card base.  I thought that the Pretty Peacock color complimented the colors in the embossed resist wreath very nicely.  I then added a scrap of Vellum Cardstock to the front of the card so that the wreath would have an anchor point.  I also added a little strip of the same designer series paper (this is the reverse side) under the wreath and made it into a fish tail banner.  
To finish off the card I popped the wreath up on Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and placed it over the vellum layer.  I stamped my sentiment onto a scrap of Cajun Craze Cardstock  and trimmed it out using my Paper Snips.  I cut around the grateful and then cut the two smaller sentiments into thin strips.  I added these to the wreath with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I then added a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels that I colored with my Bronze Stampin' Blend Marker and added a double bow that I made from a little Linen Thread.   I attached the bow with a Mini Glue Dot, and that finished off my card. 
 Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed my little card and that you will give this simple emboss resist technique a try on your next Fall themed card.  I will see you again tomorrow for another fun little project.

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


If you live in the US.  I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now Button or by clicking on any of the images below.  Alternatively, you can also contact me by email to place your order.  Please be sure to use the monthly host code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!  


October HOST CODE:  SQ2WWJZN
1.     Spend any amount with me this month and receive the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle featuring Fall & Halloween Projects.  Plus get a gift from me in November.
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