Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 10 of 10 | Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees

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Here is my final card for my fall series.  I used the lovely Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees stamp set.  I purchased the stamp and ink set combo so the inks I used came with the set and were perfect for fall!  I used Stickles to add some sparkle to the card and topped the card off with some yellow and white twine.

Here is a process video of how I made this really simple card and there you will find a list of supplies I used: Process Video

Stay tuned for my upcoming Holiday Series in the next few days.

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10 Cards – 1 Kit | Thankful Hearts from Simon Says Stamp | November 2016

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Hi all!  This pretty little card kit is the November card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  It came with a beautiful stamp set designed by Kristina Werner.  The stamp set has no images, only sentiments, so I depended solely on the patterned paper that came in the kit to create my designs.  Below you will find two links for the unboxing of this card kit and the process video for these cards.

Want to see what is in the box and links to some of the products?  Click this link: Unboxing

The making of the 10 cards video: Process Video

Here are some closeups of the cards I created!

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Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 9 of 10 | Honey Bee Country Wreath

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Welcome to day 9 of my fall card series!  Today I used this beautiful stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps called Country Wreath.  It has a ton of stamps and allows you to create a variety of wreaths or floral images.

Today I used just the wreath and bow with a few of the stamps in the set.  I also used a majority of Memento inks and a couple Hero Arts inks.  The Memento Inks inks that come in the dewdrop shape (instead of the regular ink pad) are great for stamping small images.  I also have a great variety of colors too!

After making this card I realized this would be a beautiful Christmas card if you changed the patterned paper to something more with Christmas colors.  To see the process video, click link below.  There you will find all the supplies used as well.  Stay tuned as we wrap up this series this week and move on to my holiday series.  Thanks for stopping by!

Country Wreath Process Video

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You can see the slight sparkle of the Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen in the bow below.

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Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 8 of 10 | Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest

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Hello you guys!  Welcome to day 8 in my fall card series.  We are nearing the end and even though I previously did a card with a scarecrow, I could not pass up using adorable Lawn Fawn stamp set.  Instead of using my go to with my Zig markers or Distress Inks, I busted out some Prismacolors I just recently purchased.  They happened to be on a pile of junk at Wal-Mart in the craft section with a big yellow sticker marking them at $10.00 for a 24 count.  I couldn’t pass them up as I have been eyeing them for a while.

I colored all my images with the Prismacolors and blended using Gamsol Mineral Spirits.  I am in love!!  The pencils are already so creamy and blending with the Gamsol was so easy and smooth.  I definitely like this alternative when I don’t want to use watercolors or my Zig Markers.  One day I will get Copics, but until then these are the next best thing in my opinion and much more cost effective!

To see the process video on how I created this card and to see my using the Prismacolors, please click the link below.  There you will find a link to all the supplies I used as well.  Stay tuned for day 9 coming soon!

Day 8 Process Video

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Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 7 of 10 | Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings

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Welcome to day 7 of my fall series!  Today I used Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings stamp set.  I love Taylored Expressions stamps.  They are red rubber and stamp so nicely.

I brought out my water colors again for this card because, well, I am addicted.  I used my Distress Inks as water colors.  If I had it to do over I would not have so much white space, but overall I am happy with the result.  I was stumped on how to use this stamp and I knew I wanted to incorporate some patterned paper.  I used Pebbles Woodland Forest Patterned Paper.  The pattern paper I chose has a subtle leaf design.

The enamel dots were part of a previous Hero Arts card kit, but any fall color would work. The twine really finishes off the card.  I purchased it from Hobby Lobby and it has gold sparkle in it which you can see in the last picture below.

To check out the process video showing how I made the card, here is the link: Bushel of Blessings.  There you will find links to the supplies I used in the description box.  Stay tuned for day 8 coming soon!

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Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 6 of 10 | Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel

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Welcome to day 6 of my fall card series.  Today I used Lawn Fawns adorable Thanks a Bushel stamp set and coordinating die.  I paired it with Pebbles Woodland Forest which has some adorable patterned paper.

To color the apples I used my Zig Clean Color Markers on some Bristol Smooth Card Stock.  I finished off the card with some natural twine and glossy accents on the apple next to the sentiment.  Cute and simple!

To see the process video on how the card came together click the link below.  There you would also find a list of supplies: Thanks a Bushel

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Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 5 of 10 | My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery

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Welcome to day 5 in my fall card series.  Today I wanted to do more water coloring and I just love the way the colors turned out.  I used Distress Inks in the color Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, and Walnut Stain for the splatter.  I’m really enjoying the Canson XL Water Color Paper as I have only used it a couple other times.  It is amazing how much easier things are to work with when you have the right supplies.

I heat embossed the leaf images from the MFT Geometric Greenery Stamp Set with white embossing powder.  It really pops with the fall colors.  I popped up my “thanks” sentiment on some fun foam to add some dimension.  The SSS Antique Gold Embossing Powder is just beautiful and adds a special touch to my sentiment.

If you would like to see the card in the making, please click the link below.  There you will also find all the supplies I used.

Fall Series Day 5

 

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Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 4 of 10 | My Favorite Things Fall Friends

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I was so excited to bust out this stamp set.  Fall is my favorite time of year and nothing says fall like scarecrows and pumpkins!  This is a great stamp set from My Favorite Things called Fall Friends.

To create the watercolor look I used Distress Inks which are my go to for anything watercolor.  The inks are so versatile!!  I did some sloppy water coloring which is becoming my new obsession.  It is so freeing and seems to always turn out a lot better than if I was careful and stayed in the lines.

Below are some close-ups of the card.  If you want to see the card come together in action, click this link to watch the video: Fall Friends

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The fence die is actually a Halloween fence die from MFT.  I think it works great on this card!  I love the fact that is is a little wonky and crooked in some places.

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Love the shine the embossing powder gives to the images adding a little character.

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I rarely do the inside of my cards, but really would like to start adding that extra touch.  I had an extra sunflower that I adhered in the corner of the inside of the card.

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Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 3 of 10 | Concord and 9th with Simon Says Stamp Cozy Christmas

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Oh how I love this stamp set!  Layering stamps seem to be all the rage.  Are they?  I don’t think I have been involved in the card making hobby long enough to know what has come and gone and what is new.  Either way, I’m a sucker for a layering stamp set!

This stamp set is called, Cozy Christmas, but I thought it went well with my fall series.  By the evidence in my yard, this is more of a fall themed stamp set.

This stamp set was released last month in celebration of STAMPtember over at Simon Says Stamp.  It was in collaboration with Concord & 9th.  At the time you purchased the stamp set, it came with the die as a set.  It appears though that the stamp set is available for purchase, but the set that includes the die is not.  Whether you have the die or not you can create some stunning cards with this stamp set!

I really haven’t played much with vellum, but decided this card needed it and it turned out great!  I’m still in love with that antique gold embossing powder.

Here is a link to the video of me creating this card: Cozy Christmas

Here are some closeups of the card.  Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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