Showing posts with label Gathered Leaves Dies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gathered Leaves Dies. 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.

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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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Friday, September 13, 2019

Falling Leaves Wishing You Well Card featuring the Gather Together Stamp Set



Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another project for my 12 Days of Fall Mini Series.  This card features the Gather Together Stamp Set, and the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper.  This fun Fall themed suite of products is perfect for this time of year with the rustic changing colors and the crisp cool air.  Here's a look at the card I made.

I started out my card with a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 to make a top folding card.  I then took a piece of Whisper White cut at 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 and stamped the large leaf and dotted textural stamp in the background using Pretty Peacock ink.  Once the stamping was complete I attached this to my card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I next took a strip of Pretty Peacock cardstock cut at 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 and positioned it where the edges were touching in the middle tightly.

I then added a strip of the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper cut at 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 to the center of the Pretty Peacock strip I just added.  To that I added a 1/2" x 5 1/4" strip of Pretty Peacock cardstock and layered on a 1/4" x 5 1/4" of Terracotta Tile Cardstock to add a little more interest  and color to the card.  At this point I needed something to act as an embellishment so I took scraps of Terracotta Tile, Mint Macaron, and Merry Merlot cardstocks and spritzed them with a little water and used the leaf dies from the Gather Leaves Dies and ran them through my Die cutting machine.  This allowed for a little darker color on the inside of the vines of each of the embossed and die cut leaves.  I added a my sentiment on a 3/4" strip of Whisper White cardstock stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and popped it up on dimensionals.  I added the three leaves around the sentiment to look like they were falling using dimensionals also.
To finish off my card I added a piece of whisper white cut at 4 x 5 1/4 stamped with one of the large leaves in the corner.  That was attached to the inside of the card with adhesive and once I decorate the envelope this card will be ready to go.  

Thanks for dropping by today I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day and I will see you tomorrow for another episode of Saturday Simple Stamping.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can find them in Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 


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Friday, September 6, 2019

Blogging Friends Blog Hop: Septembers Theme was FALL

Hello and welcome to my blog and this month's Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  This Month our theme was FALL.  The official first day of Fall is only a few weeks away and it was the perfect time to kick it off with all types of projects with the wonderful colors of and the feel of cool crisp harvest air.  I picked the Gather Together Stamp Set () from the 2019 Holiday Catalog (which is now live) for my project today.  Here's a look at my card.



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I used the large leaf from the Stamp set and stamped it three times in the following colors on Whisper White Cardstock (); Cajun Craze Classic Ink (), Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink (), and Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad ().  Then I used the matching die from the Gather Leaves Dies and cut them out.   My sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock stamped in Merry Merlot ink.  
I created my card base with a piece of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock () cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  Then I placed a piece of the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper () onto a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock () cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8.  The Come to Gather Designer Series Paper (4 x 5 1/4) I picked the plaid pattern with all the fun colors.  I adore this little pattern in this pack of designer series paper and think that it could be used for so many different types of projects.  Once I had everything ready to go it was time to start layering it all together.  

After I had the designer series paper mounted on the card base I added the sentiment onto the card base with a few Stampin' Dimensionals ().  Once I had it in place it was time to arrange the leaves that I had stamped and cut out before hand.  I started out with the Cajun Craze leaf and applied it with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue () tucking it a little under the sentiment piece.  I then added the Merry Merlot leaf in the same manner.  I then attached the Pear Pizzazz leaf with a little liquid glue and a couple dimensionals.  

That finished off my card and it was ready to go with the addition of a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Thanks for dropping by today, if you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the item in my Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  If you are viewing this post on my Wordpress site you will need to click here to view the blog roll.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 

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