The weather was definitely cooler today and it reminded me of Fall. I guess that put me in the mood for today’s easel card.
I recently purchased some new stains and wanted to play with them and this card was perfect for it. The image is Pumpkins 4 Sale from Sparkle N Sprinkle and I heat embossed it using Versamark Ink and Copper Embossing Powder on cream cardstock four times. On the first image I added the sky and ground color. On the second image I used the stains to add all the coloring, cut it out, and used foam tape to pop it on top of the first image. I colored the remaining two images and cut out various sections to add more layering on the flowers, leaves, wagon, and 4 Sale sign. I used an embossing tool to shape the flower petals and to press down the centers. Then I used SNS Brushable Glue to add Autumn Sparkle colored Sparkle N Soft to the center of each flower to add some bling.
For the inside of the card, I colored the sky and ground again. I used a die to cut out the pumpkin and heat embossed the SNS sentiment, The Beauty, with the Copper embossing powder. I colored it with the stains, added the grooves and shaping using a large tipped embossing tool, and used foam tape to adhere it. A quick tip for the shaping is to do it before the paper dries as it is more flexible and holds the shaping better when it does dry.
The brown decorative strips were created using a border punch and I threaded some ribbon through it. I actually colored the ribbon to match the card. The butterflies were cut out using the smallest Spellbinders’ Nested Butterflies 2 Die. I colored them and added a tiny strip of Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the back of the body opening so I could add some Embers glitter. The wings were lightly brushed with the SNS Brushable Glue and dipped into Starfire glitter. I love the sparkle and bling this added.
Do you feel the crisp Fall breeze this card inspires?
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 15 - Easel Cards
Delightful Sketches Challenge - Halloween
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 71 - Bring on the Bling!!!
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Multifold Cards/Creations
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 50 – Easel Card/Easel Box Card (Tip on shaping images) Happy 1st B-Day!1
Bugaboo’s September Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #135 – Anything But a Square
Craft Us Crazy Challenge 16 – Autumn Colors and/or Favorite Embellishments
Craft Your Passion Challenge #74 – Anything Goes with a Twist (Flowers)
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #170 – Open
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #110 – Make Your Own Flowers (hopefully all my coloring, cutting, shaping, and layering counts)
Lexis Creations Challenge #48 – Autumn
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #127 – The Sky’s The Limit
Stamping For The Weekend Challenge #15 – Holidays
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge – Let’s Bling It
Everybody Art Challenge #158 - Fall/Autum
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Pink, Orange, and Yellow
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #96 – Sketch