Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Harvest

This sunny Fall Harvest card was created with one of the (too) many stamp sets I've purchased lately.  Still working toward that goal of a project from each!

A Couple Details:

  • For something a little different with rubber or clear stamps (but something I do all the time with digis), I stamped the central image onto pattern paper for a little extra something.  I love how you get a glimpse of the leaf pattern through the marker.  The image was stamped in brown pigment ink and embossed using clear powder.  This ensured that my pigment ink didn't smear when I colored the image.
  • For some texture, I embossed Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Up! cardstock using Tim Holtz's Woodgrain texture fade.  I then distressed the top and bottom edges and highlighted the embossed pattern with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • A distressed "Fall Harvest" banner, some argyle ribbon, and chrysanthemum tag finish off this card that makes me think of the still-warm sun breaking through on a chilly autumn day.


Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Old Olive’, ‘Pumpkin Pie’; Papertrey Ink ‘Kraft’

Pattern Paper: Paper Adventures
Stamps: Inkadinkado ‘Doodle Fall’; JoAnn
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Vintage Photo’, ‘Old Paper’; Distress Stain ‘Brushed Corduroy’; JoAnn; Martha Stewart markers; SU! Stampin’ Write markers
Embellishments: American Crafts ribbon; Tim Holtz texture fade ‘Woodgrain’; Zing embossing powder ‘Clear’; chipboard tag; TH safety pin; PTI rustic button twine

Tools: TH paper distresser; Sizzix Texture Boutique; heat gun


  1. Such a cute card! I love all the details and the colors are beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!


  2. Beautiful card! I love the ribbon and tag! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  3. Pretty card.Love the embossing (folder and heat!).Thanks for playing at CTO.
    Jayne x

  4. I love this pretty card, so elegent and such a Fall feel! Thank you. Great job! New follower, just love these challenges because of all the new talent I get to find!


  5. Just lovely, thanks for joining CTO!

  6. Very nice card... beautiful...

    thanks for playing with us at CTO...


  7. very pretty/elegant. Love the colors you used.

  8. This is just gorgeous - perfect colors and that ribbon is so pretty! Thanks for joining our itinerary challenge at Desert Islands Crafts! :)

  9. Lovely card!
    Perfect ribbon and your distressing is wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  10. Great distressing and embossing, beautifully done! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)


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