Cards - Halloween & Fall

Bringing it Back to Fall Y'all and November Specials!

I needed to take a break from making Christmas cards, so I'm bringing it back to fall. I've been loving the copper foil and thread and was aching to use it again. Its just so pretty! I'm going to be really sad when the copper foil paper is discontined at the end of the year.

Fall colors are still in the air, here in western Pa. So, I gathered up some pretty fall colored inks and went to town.

I stamped the tree in early espresso ink, and used a sponge dauber to daub the various colors of ink onto the leaves of the tree. I used lightest to darkest... crushed curry, old olive, cajun craze, and cherry cobbler inks.

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Ooh, la, la... the colors are so regal and rich in tone- just like fall. The copper foil paper makes a nice frame for this gorgeous tree.

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Simple and to the point on the inside as well, using cajun craze cardstock and early espresso ink.

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The copper foil paper catches the light so gloriously.

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Here you can see the copper thread and the Woodgrain emboss folder that I used on the chocolate chip cardstock.

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I used various sizes of circle punches to frame the greeting and then used the shiny copper thread behind the top circle, which was attached with a dimensional.

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The warm wonderful colors of autumn. Makes me want to jump in a big pile of fallen leaves!

Thanks again for taking a look at my stamped art today.

Until the next time...

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Stamping Technique - Bringing it back

Today I had some fun bringing back a stamping technique that I haven't done in ages. Its a color block masking technique.

I just love it! It uses one of my favorite accessories- sponges! So, for this card, I used the "Every Occasion" stamp set. Bold stamps work really well with this awesome stamping technique. I have a quick tutorial to share as well.

Here's the finished fall themed card:

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I started by using post it notes to mask off a section on the whisper white cardstock. I then stamped a solid image within that block and used the same color ink to sponge inside the block before I removed the post it note.

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I continued to mask off blocks or shapes on the whisper white cardstock, while also making sure to cover what I had just stamped so not to overlap the images or inks.

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Feel free to use any shapes and sizes of masking areas. Each card will be unique and have its own special pattern.

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Also be sure to use a different color for each block to create contrast.

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Here's the masking all removed.

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Normally I don't outline the blocks, but today I decided to use the Project Life Journaling Pen to outline each shape. I used a ruler and did a dotted line around all the shapes. We call this technique, faux stitching.

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I love how all the warm fall colors mesh together and form sort of a quilt-like pattern.

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I used the "Endless Birthday Wishes" stamp set for the greeting, "hello"

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One of my all time favorite color blocking techniques, for sure.

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I hope you give this cool stamping technique a try. The "Every Occasion" stamp set is perfect for this stamping technique. It has a variety of solid images for every occasion and season.

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I appreciate the time you spent viewing my blog today. I hope it inspires you to create an amazing fall card as well.

Until the next time...

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A Crisp Autumn Day Inspiration

It was such a beautiful warm sunny autumn day today and it inspired me to create a card using the beautiful "Vintage Leaves" stamp set.

This is my "go to" stamp set when I create fall themed cards. I decided on a birthday/celebration card.

I knew I wanted to use the new "copper" emboss powder in addition to some deep jewel toned fall colors.

I embossed several leaves from the "Vintage Leaves" stamp set with the copper emboss powder on island indigo, pumpkin pie and rich razzleberry cardstocks. I then cut them out with the coordinating "Leaflets Framelits" and sponged the edges with the same ink colors.

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For the "splatter" I used my "go to" background set, "Gorgeous Grunge." I inked the splatter stamp in versamark ink and embossed it with the beautiful copper emboss powder.

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This angle shows the deep rich colors and the shiny copper sheen. I also used the "copper foil sheets" to frame the card as well as pacific point cardstock for the actual card.

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You can see the sponging around the leaves and the mass of copper thread that I used beneath the leaves.

"Celebrate" is from the "Endless Birthday Wishes" stamp set. I adore this font and use it any chance I get. This set has tons of greetings that work great for any card.

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The button I used comes from the "Classy Designer Buttons" pack. And I think it works perfectly to gather the leaves in a bunch.

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This card captures the true feeling of fall in Pennsylvania.

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I love it when my inspiration comes from the great outdoors!

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Step outside and feel inspired by all the beauty of nature- you'll be amazed at what you can create with just stamps, inks and paper.

Until the next time...

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Kim's Card Class - Fun Fall Projects for All

I know you aren't going to believe this, but I actually remembered to take a few people pictures before the end of Card Class tonight.

I love getting photos of everyone having fun and enjoying their stamping time together. Here's a look at some of the ladies showing off their stamped creations.

Rebekah and Sherree make a great mother-daughter stamping team!

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Here's Kristin and Sharen (also a great mother- daughter duo) admiring all the great new stamps and accessories in the fabulous new Holiday Catalog.

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Randy and Connie are showing off their fine stamping skills..

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Would you like to see one of the cards we made tonight? Of course you would! I'll share one of my favorites. Its a cute and simple pumpkin card. The ladies had a choice of greetings to use on the card. For this one, I chose a halloween sentiment.

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Isn't it cute? We used the new pumpkin pie glimmer paper in addition to the gold glimmer paper for the pumpkins. The pumpkins were punched from the 2" and 1 3/8" inch circle punches.

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So, for the stem, I used a little trick- we punched it out from the Tree Builder punch and only punched the bottom of the tree trunk. It worked perfectly! And the little gold foil curly Q is from the Sprinkles Punch, which is actually on sale this week!

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This card is so sparkly- the photo does not do it justice. I did use two stamp sets on this card.. the stripes are from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, in sahara sand ink and the greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, one of my favorite greeting sets.

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The Layering Squares Framlits make the perfect frame for the perfect little pumpkins.

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My sweet friend Cheryl cleaning up for me...

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Lest not forget this cute little stamper... making her wish list, (and checking it twice) from the amazing new Holiday Catalog. Happy Shopping Raelene!

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We had a great time at Card Class tonight as I always do when I get to spend time with some of my favorite people! I'll share another card from class, later in the week, so be sure to check back!

Until the next time...

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Sneak Peek- Acorny Thank You

Here's a sneak peek at a card we will be making tonight at Kim's Card Class.

It a warm and wonderful fall card made with the "Acorny Thank You" stamp set. This set also has a coordinating acorn punch that is super adorable.

I'm kind of in love with the copper foil sheets as you may know from my previous post... so of course I had to use it on this fall themed card. Copper is perfect for warm crisp Autumn themed projects.

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I love the contrast of the copper against the early espresso cardstock. If you look close, you can see that I stamped the acorn in early espresso ink onto the early espresso cardstock.

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Can we just talk about how amazing the pumpkin pie glimmer paper looks? Ah, its so pretty and glittery. Its yummy, almost like  rock candy or an orange slushie. For the acorn top, I used the Woodgrain emboss folder to give it some texture and dimension.

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This would also make a great masculine birthday card. The colors are so warm and manly, don't you think?

Well, that's all for now folks.

I'm looking forward to seeing my stamping buddies at class tonight and making more fabulous projects.

Thanks for taking a look!

Until the next time...

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Stampin' Up - Glamper Greetings for Fall

I was playing around with the "Glamper Greetings" stamp set today. If you all remember, I posted a Halloween glamper camper a week or so ago and I wanted to decorate this time for fall or Thanksgiving.

I didn't necessarily want to water color the camper or color with markers. So, I came up with a quick and easy way to color the image without spending lots of time coloring... even though I do love to color.

Its no secret that I love my stampin' sponges, so that's just exactly what I used.

Here's what I came up with:

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I started by sponging all over with crushed curry ink. Then I added more fall colors. I sponged the grass with old olive, then used a little pumpkin pie in the sky, followed by cherry cobbler over the camper. I did over lap the colors a bit to blend them.

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I then went back in and added some accent color with markers. I used the same colors and added a little crumb cake to the apple pie and the tire and hitch. Check out the golden sun. I punched a 1/2" circle from the gold foil sheets and attached it over the sun.

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To finish it off, I used delightful dijon cardstock and embossed it with the brick emboss folder. I used a sponge brayer to sponge cajun craze ink all over the brick.

Something different. I hope you like it!

Until the next time...

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