Thursday, 11 September 2014

Fall card

Today I have a card I made for four different challenges. For the Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge we needed to use fall colours; for the Mod Squad Challenge Blog we needed to use stripes; for the Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Monday Challenge we needed to use a SSS product and for the Wednesday SSS Challenge we needed to make our own background.

I knew I needed to make my own background and needed to have stripes. We get extra brownie points if we use orange stripes and orange is a fall colour so I went with orange cardstock for my background layer. I  used the Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp Edge Frame die to cut it out.

I wanted a little sparkle on the card so I used Perfect Medium and stamped some stripes. I actually used a rolling stamp that I had when I was a kid. It has little lines all along it. I stamped each stripe a couple of times so I was sure I had enough of the Perfect Medium on. I then used the Antique Copper Perfect Pearls to give the shine.

I used the smallest die in the set to cut out the cardstock for the greeting. I stamped the sentiment, from Inkadinkado Autumn Greetings set, with Stampin' Up Cajun Craze ink and stamped the leaf, by StampCraft, with more of the Perfect Medium. I used the Antique Copper Perfect Pearls on the leaves. I matted this with a piece of brown cardstock.

I wanted to put some twine on it but didn't have any in the right colour so I used Spectrum Noir marker TN4 and made my own. The postage stamp design made it easy to line up and it didn't slip out of place while I was attaching it. I used some foam tape to attach the sentiment onto the background layer and then onto the card base.

I took another picture from a different layer so you could see the shine!


  1. This is so very lovely!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  2. Definite brownie points! I like the focal image you created, too! Thanks for playing in the Mod Squad Challenge!

  3. Fabulous card Dawn, such lovely colours and your stripes look lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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