Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Paper Pieced Pumpkin

With the holiday only two days away, my card is all about fall, pumpkins, and Thanksgiving.  In the rush to Christmas, Thanksgiving is sometimes shoved into the background but it is such an important time to let others know how grateful we are for them and also to remind ourselves how blessed we are.

Just For Fun's Stamptangle Tall Pumpkin is heat embossed in white onto 4 different decorative cardstocks and paper pieced together.  A little distress ink was sponged around the edges of each pumpkin layer.  This was adhered on top of a die cut background, cut with Spellbinders’ Leaves a Fallin' Decorative Card Front die.  The Branch image from JFF was stamped in brown and fussy cut.  Pieces of it were tucked behind the pumpkin.

The Happy Thanksgiving sentiment is from the JFF Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.  It was stamped in brown and tucked under some fiber wraps and a silk bow. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

E. Marie

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Fall Leaves

With the chill in the air, the leaves are really changing colors.  I love to drive through the mountains and see all the bright colors.  Our neighbor’s tree is full of gorgeous, golden leaves.  Here is a card using the Zentangles leaves from Just For Fun to share those lovely fall colors.

The Stamptangle Maple Leaf and Stamptangle Oak Leaf were stamped with Distress Inks around the edge of the card front.  The same inks were used to watercolor them and add splatters.

The card front was cut into three angled pieces and layered onto rust colored cardstock.  This was adhered to the card base, with the middle section popped up.  The JFF Thinking of You was stamped in dark brown in the bottom corner.

Take time to enjoy this lovely time of the year.

E. Marie

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Just For Fun November Challenge

Wow! It is already November 1st and time for a new challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Blog.  Halloween is past (barely) so now we can focus on Giving Thanks.

I chose to use the new JFF stamp, Stamptangle Gourds.  They were colored with Zig Watercolor Markers and fussy cut.  It was layered on a die cut wreath from Impression Obsessions Twig Wreath Die Set.  Small leaves were tucked around the edges.  These were cut with an older Spellbinders’ leaf die from paper colored with Distress Inks.

The “Thanks” is from Sue Wilson Designs Expression Collection.  This was cut from the card front allowing the second layer to show through.

Small brown pearls where added above and below the “Thanks”.

Check out the JFF Blog for more inspiration, along with all the details of the challenge.

E. Marie