Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall card again

Yup.  Two Fall-themed cards in a row.  I certainly like yesterday's card but I like today's card just as much.

Let's first take a look at the sketch.  It is one from Sketchbook Saturday Challenge:


And you really need to check out Iwona's card here.  Her card is awesome.  I really appreciate her use of colors, something I am always struggling with.  I would have never thought of using a bright blue for a solid bird image, nor would I tried a light, sky blue for a feather.  These unconventional colors bring lots of fun to her card and I like it A LOT.  The next thing on my wish list is the feather die.  Shhhh~~  don't tell my dies in my drawers......

Onto my fall card.  This year for whatever reason I have been having a lot of fun making them.  My favorite is usually Christmas cards but Fall-themed cards are gaining popularity.  I am making more and more of them. 


The patterned paper, Dreamin', came from the 2011 Close to My Heart catalog.  Don't ask me why I have never let the paper pack see any light.  But if you do ask me, I will briefly tell you that I have this disease of holding onto pretty paper for a long time before I can break the package open to use it.  The cause of the disease is the fear that the pretty paper will be ruined by an unsuccessful attempt to make a card, a layout, or any project.  My disease was diagnosed back in the stone age, but unfortunately there is no cure for the disease, at least no medication works for me thus far. 

I am glad that I've finally overcome the fear and used the paper on this card.  In fact, I'm starting a layout with this paper pack.  The layout was a happy day I spent with my cousin when she visited me in Fall 2011, the birth date of this paper pack.  What a coincidence!

My flowers were stamped using rock and roll technique.  The outer edges have darker colors than then center of the flowers.  This is my favorite stamping technique!  Just a quick and easy way to add color and depth to any image.  I've also used masking technique on the sentiment.  The sentiment reads "Give Thanks for all you have" but I masked off everything but "Thanks".  Masking is also one of my favorite stamping techniques and it could give an image a totally different look.

My card is also entering the following challenges:
Clear it out challenge - Thank you card, and the Dreamin' paper pack that I have been holding onto
Tuesday Throwdown challenge - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Favorite stamping technique
Just Inspirational Challenge - Flowers
The Perfect Sentiment - Thank you
Pollycraft challenges - Harvest Colors
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

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11 comments:

  1. Lovely card and great take on the sketch!
    Thanks for joining us at JIC!
    Cindye(DT)

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  2. Thank you for the good word, Joyce! I'm blushing :) Fantastic card, love the techniques you used! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. lovely creation! thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Crafting by Designs! Gem :)

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  4. Beautiful card, love the floral images and the lovely color combination. Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week! hugs, Kimberly

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  5. Great take on the sketch. Those colors are wonderful as well.

    Thanks for sharing your talents with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week.

    Life is good with kReN@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
    TTDT

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  6. beautiful card, gorgeous layout and super colour combinations, great image and grosgrain ribbon you used and love that you have shared it with us at the decorating ribbon Challenge.

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  7. what a lovely card and a ♥FAB♥ example of the cool "rock & roll" technique! thanks for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH! :)

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  8. I instantly recognized your paper and stamps. I've been fighting the same "disease" for many years! I finally decided to order 2 packages of each of our CTMH paper packs. I use one for workshops/layouts and the other can make cards or other items. That way I don't feel like I "wasted" some of the paper. I'm also taking the scraps out of the paper packs and filing them by color so I can mix them with other papers. The best "cure" I've found is worrying about not wanting to leave a horde of paper unused in the house when I die! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge!

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  9. Wonderful card... love the colors and great use of the sketch......HUGS..SK :) - The Perfect Sentiment DT

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  10. very pretty! The soft fall colors look lovely together with the flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

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  11. This is gorgeous! I love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!
    Jane
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