Linda Carter, Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Sr. Supervisor

Thonotosassa, Florida


Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall is in the Air

We tried our hands at a few "new" techniques - at least "new" to us for some of our Fall projects.  One of our cards was from a beautiful card I saw and modified from one created by Mary Fish (one of my fav demonstrators).  We did a little "rock-n-roll", a little faux suede and then a little Big Shot work to create this nice card using the Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Poppy Parade colors.
First, we created the unique layer by cutting a top note from Poppy Parade and then turning it half way around on the die and cutting it again - making the cool matting under the flower.  Then we used the rock-n-roll technique with Poppy Parade and Early Espresso ink to make the medallion from the Day of Gratitude Set.  We then created a faux suede flower using the 5-petal flower punch.  This technique involves using your bone folder to break down the fibers of the card stock until you are able to split the layers apart, creating the suede-ish look of the flower and topped it off with one of those wonderful new Antique Brads.  We then used the sentiment from the Seasonal Sentiments  on a piece of Very Vanilla to which we added some sponging around the edges in Poppy Parade to add more depth.  We used the Mat Pack to add some dimension to the upper right corner and there you have it an awesome card!

Next we worked on our 3-D project for the day.  We made a matchbox out of Chocolate Chip cardstock and used some left over designer paper scraps from last year's Autumn Meadows. 
We cut three (3) leaves using the Big Shot and Leaves #2 die.  Then we misted the cut leaves with some water and crumpled them up.  When we unfolded them, we added just a bit of chocolate chip ink to give them that distressed / dirty leaf look.  The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla punched out using the Modern Label punch.  The finishing touches were to add a button with hemp twine wrapped around the box and threaded through it to tie a bow on top.  Now how cute is that!!??!!
The matchbox held some Hershey's nuggets wrapped with scraps (1" x 3") of scraps of Autumn Meadows to complete our little gift for someone special. 

Hope you enjoyed these projects.  I'll post the other projects we completed at class soon.  Thanks for stopping by. 


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