Showing posts with label fall leaves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall leaves. 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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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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Monday, October 14, 2019

Five Fun and Easy Cards using Fall Leaves to Inspire You

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you five fun and easy projects using Fall leaves that will inspire you this season.  I used the Colorful Season Stamp set and matching Seasonal Layers Dies to create all the projects for today's post.  Here's a look at the projects.


As I mentioned before I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and matching dies to create the projects I am going to share with you today.  I may have gotten a little carried away with the Fall leaves, I am just saying.  The Colorful Seasons Stamp Set is a great one to own because you have images to create projects for every season.  Summer, spring, winter, autumn... I  don't care what season it is...you'll stamp for all of them with this set and you'll have fun doing it! The Colorful Seasons Stamp set is a Photopolymer set featuring 24 photopolymer stamps.  Photopolymer stamps are totally transparent for perfect image placement.  They have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.  And, they cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.  You can save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).  They come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.
Plus when you add the matching Seasonal Layers Dies you can create custom die-cut patterns and shapes like flowers, leaves, snowflakes, a branch, a chair, and more in record time using the Seasonal Layers Dies.  Dies help you create unique die cuts with just a quick run through your die-cutting and embossing machine. Detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.  So you can see why you want to pair both of these products together to make your crafting life easier.

Fall Leaves Projects Tips & Tricks: 

For the first project I used just stamps ink and paper to create a fun card that's very impressive and gives you the quintessential feeling of Fall.  You may be thinking I can not get all those colors on my leaves, but really you can.  I did all those different colors using the Stamparatus our stamp positioning tool.  The Stamparatus allows you to get perfect placement each time with each image.  here's what I did I stamped the large and small leaves at the same time in Crushed Curry ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Without moving the stamp or the cardstock I then used my Sponge Daubers and put on some Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks.  Just dabbing it here and there where I wanted a different hue to be.    I then stamped the out line image on top to finish the leaves off I repeated this process until I had the card finished.  


For the next card I used a little more products and added in some copper foil to the mix to give a little wow to the card.  I started out with my card base in Calypso Coral Cardstock.  And added a strip of Soft Sea Foam Cardstock to the front plus two strips of Copper Foil to accent the foil leaf that I die cut with Seasonal Layers Dies.   I stamped the leaves from the stamp set on to two pieces of Whisper White cardstock in Terracotta Tile and Soft Sea Foam ink.  And, placed a third in the center to pop up the foil leaf.  I stamped the sentiment below with Terracotta Tile ink.
For the third card I threw in a little Come to Gather designer series paper to one side of a Terracotta Tile Card Base.  I added a little strip of whisper white cardstock to under the designer series paper and three of the leaves, two where stamped and die cut and one was the more detailed die cut.  I then added some of the snowflake sequins from the Holiday Catalog to finish it off.

The fourth card I created I used scraps of different designer series paper, past projects that didn't make the cut (pun not intended) and some gold foil and cut them into strips and added them to a strip of cardstock with snail adhesive.  I keep all these strips in the same color family the only difference was the size of the strips.  I then added it behind my card front that I embossed with the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder.  I did cut a section a little smaller than my insert out of the card front.  I then added two small strips of real red cardstock to the insert to tie everything in.. I then added one leaf and stamped it the same way as I did with the first card but I added gold embossing to the outline of the leaf.  before cutting it out and popping it up on the card.  
For my final card today, I went all out and created a shaker card.  My window openings were made using the open leaf die from the die set.  I cut tree from a piece of the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.  I picked matching colors for the rest of the card.  After cutting the openings I add a piece of window sheet to the back cut to size with strong adhesive.  I then used the foam adhesive strips to make my wells for each window.  I used the iridescence sequins in one the Woven Thread sequins in the second one and some fall sequins from a past paper pumpkin kit for the last.  I then added a piece of matching cardstock to the top back to enclose my opening.  I figured out with a lot of time killed that if you cut the backing the same size as the front you don't have to fuse forever to get the sequins covered and to stay in the well.  I then added that to a Purple Posey cardbase with a Soft Sea foam mat.  The sentiment was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of Vellum Cardstock.  
That finishes my five Fall Leaves projects for you today.  I hope that you have enjoyed this post and you are inspired to play with some Fall Leaves.  I will see you again tomorrow for another project.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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