Card Recognition

Thursday, September 22, 2011

fall cards




I've used this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge to help me tackle a few more of the fall cards that I need to make, silly ol me can't just make 10 of the same cards, that wouldn't be any fun!  The first card uses a Hero Arts sentiment, so I'll enter that in their month long fall challenge.  The second card was inspired by this week's May Arts/Tattered Angels week, I've used some May Arts twine and I misted a cut out of the scallop die.  None of these cards use any patterned paper so I'll enter these in the Wee Memories challenge, loving the new Tim Holtz Kraft Core card stock, amazing what a little embossing and sanding can do.  And since it was the fabulous Simon Says Stamps shop that delivered some of these goodies to my door I'm going to play along with their current challenge to use dies.

And then since I'd stamped and fussy cut out the Waltzingmouse leaves I had some extras floating around the messy desk and decided to make another card with the Do More with Less challenge of clear block stamping.  Love the texture it gives these squares.  I used the Play Date Cafe colors as a source of inspiration, I thought maybe I could squeeze in a bit of red since some of the DT used red and some used orange, literal girl over here is struggling to go against the grain.




Materials: Friend: Hero Arts sentiment, Waltzingmouse Stamps Big Blooms leaf, PTI impression plate, MFT Die-namic large scallop die, PTI kraft card stock, Tim Holtz Kraft Core card stock, May Arts twine, Versafine black ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink fired brick, Sharpie black pen, Fiskars rotary cutter with scallop blade


2nd card: Waltzingmouse Big Blooms leave, Waltzingmouse Vintage Labels One, Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels One and Eight, MFT Die-namics Large Scallop die, Tattered Angels black mister, PTI kraft card stock, Tim Holtz Kraft Core card stock, Tim Holtz Distress Inks mustard seed and fired brick, antique linen, Versafine black ink


4 Leaves: Waltzingmouse Big Blooms leaves, Tim Holtz Distress Inks antique linen, fired brick, mustard seed, shabby shutters and wild honey, PTI kraft card stock

23 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Erin :-) all of them are so very stylish and fabulous ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

can you please make a link to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog so that you will be eligible to be entered into the prize draw :-) xx

Jenny said...

Great cards Erin, love all those autumnal colours :)
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

I think that it is great you've transformed that leaf into a fall leaf. Beautiful cards.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, girl!! You've been busy "challenging" until the cows come home!! And you said my OLC card yesterday went into a bunch o' challenges. That tweren't nuthin'!!! All of these are terrific, though, Erin. I LOVE those leaves!

~amy~ said...

Such wonderful fall cards!!!!

I'm Renee said...

So creative to turn the leaf into a Fall leaf...
fabby cards!
They make me want cool nights, bonfires and football! :)
Thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC!

jen said...

you were BUSY!! Love all the challenges you could incorporate too! And fun use of the mist!!! :D

yyam said...

These are amazing Erin! Love your fall cards! :)

Jacqueline said...

This is really lovely!

Pauline said...

Beautiful, love all these autumnal shades, and the final card is a work of art.

Debgem said...

A super set of autumn cards - they are fab!

lynn said...

awesome fall cards, erin! love the color blocking with the leaves, esp!

Sylvia said...

Fun cards, Erin! I especially like the last one, but the colors in all of them are wonderful! Fabulous! Have a great Friday!

~Tammy~ said...

You are one busy girl! I need to go back to my old way of knocking them out by duplicating! I might get more accomplished, but as you said...wouldn't be any fun!

Lenet said...

beautiful CAS cards, love the warm autumn colors. Thans for joining us at wmsc

Colleen Dietrich said...

Neat assortment of cards, Erin! My fave is the last one, with four leaves. I agree with you about not being able to 'mass produce' cards - it just isn't fun! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! These are super pretty fall cards! I love them all--but that top one is my fav! LOVE the embossing and the leaf and your large sentiment! Beautifully done:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Kelly S. said...

Such gorgeous texture and colors on these, Erin! I just love the fall feeling that each one evokes, so serene and lovely! I'll have some cider now, please:)!

Cathy Fong said...

beautiful fall cards. love how you colour the blocks and the leaves too .Thanks so much for playing along with the Wee Memories :)

Lisa said...

Pretty autumn cards Erin! I especially like the color blocked background on the last one!

Dawny P said...

Wow what a fabulous card :) Love the colours you used as well. Thanks for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs Dawny xxx

Julie Day said...

Lovely cards, so fall and CAS :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Super neat - love the contrasting colors of your leaves in the boxes. Great to have you playing along at The Play Date Cafe this week.