Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Last night was our monthly stamp club meeting and we were playing with shoeboxes – one of our favorite things to do.  Everyone creates a themed card and brings all the supplies for everyone to make their card.  We pass these around and spend the evening making each other’s. cards.  Such fun!! 

Our theme was two types of texture.  For my card I used a dry embossed background and added a “hay bale” made with drywall tape and embossing powders.  I colored the tape with permanent ink and added it to a piece of cream cardstock.  After trimming the edges and rounding the corners, I stippled it with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled on some Antique Gold and Buttercup Petal EP.  The image is from Sparkle N Sprinkles Harvest-Pumpkins set and the sentiment is from the Fall Leaves Stampette Set.  I added some greenery by using a Lacey Pumpkin Corner Flourish die.  You can find detailed instructions here. 

Happy Fall Ya’ll!! 

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C156 – Leaves
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #236 – Letters or Numbers 
Clearly Inspired Challenge #60 (CIC60) – Fall into Fall 
Catch The Bug Challenge – Seasonal/Fall Harvest 
Stampendous September Challenge – Embossing Technique (inspired by
Rhea Weigand's Stamping with Drywall Tape)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 28 – Distressing    
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes  
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge:  Leaf-spiration  
Crafty Creations Challenge #189 - Autumn Leaves      
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #139 – Colors of Autumn   
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC59 - Fall as Inspiration
Stamp With Fun Challenge #181 – Autumn
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #151 – Punch and Die
The Cuttle Bug Spot Challenge - "Welcome Back Tuesday, It's Fall"e


Dan said...

Loving those rich autumnal colours and the ink blending on your Thankful placque. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love all the textures that are going on here Marie. Clever idea on the straw bale!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Marie, I love the embossing and the lovely Autumn colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Marie, Wow what a brilliant idea l thought at first you was saying that you'd fill those shoe boxes with christmas goodies but to take crafty items and pass them around is great frun as is your card you have done an amazing card so beautiful well done xx

Brenda said...

Have to get some of that tape!!! Looks awesome

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love the texture and the set of pumpkins! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Autumn Colors” Challenge!

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Keri Brown said...

Great card... Love all the textures you have going on with the fantastic fall colors... Nicely done!!!!

Jannie said...

Love your card! The pumpkins are adorable and I love your embossed background WOW!

Thank you for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot!

Cuttlebugs & hugs,

Nadja said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at the Stamp with fun Challenge!

Anne Temple said...

This is so cool! Love the embossing folder you used and all the textures. Now, I'm going to have to get some dry wall tape. (Gotta love shopping at the hardware store for crafting goodies.)

April said...

I love this card, especially the beautiful vine! great job!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Autumn card Marie, love the dies you used too! Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card ,love the embossing folder , the pumpkins , dies, colors, well everything about it :)

CanadianScraps43 said...

Hi Marie. So happy to see you post a card to our challenge at Clearly iStamp. Your card is wonderful and I love all the layering on it. It really depics the feel of fall and all it's glory. Thanks for playing with us at Clear Dollar Stamp challenge. Hugs.


Donna Ellis said...

What a difference the EP made in putting more texture on your luxurious card, Marie! It's a wonderful idea. I covet your pretty green, frilly die cut LOL It's gorgeous!

The Gov. said...

Love the embossing! Great Job! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Stampendous said...

Thanks for playing with our challenge this month! Hope to see you at future challenges soon.

Anna-Karin said...

Great textures and lovely autumn colours and details. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

wendyp said...

Love how you created the hay bale with the drywall tape! Super creative! Thanks for playing along with Stampendous Embossing Challenge!

Keri Brown said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Where did you get that fabulous die cut? You card is awesome girl... :)