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Friday, October 15, 2010

Falling Leaves

     It's been another beautiful fall week here and the leaves are quickly falling from the trees. DH has been raking them, but they still keep coming!
     I received the new PTI stamp set Falling Leaves in my last order and finally got a chance to play with it. Originally I wanted to make a card using Nichole Heady's sample from the August 2010 release projects, but couldn't seem to make it work.... so this is my "version". 
   We went to visit my aunt and uncle last week - they live in a city 700 km  (about 450 miles) from here, so we don't see them often. My uncle has been living with terminal cancer for this past year and I wanted to send a card, just to let them know that I'm thinking of them.

     I started by stamping the tree trunk and tree topper three times, onto white card stock. I used Close to My Heart inks - Cranberry and Autumn Terracotta and Stampin'Up's More Mustard for the leaves. Text Style was stamped on top using PTI's Tea Dye ink cube: Chai, and then the edges of the card stock were distressed with Chamomile and Chai. I mounted the image panel on two layers of card stock - chocolate brown and autumn terracotta.- that had been punched with an EK Success border punch.
     The sentiment, from Vintage Picnic, was stamped with Autumn Terracotta onto a cream card stock and then mounted on a piece of Autumn Terracotta.  
     I had to place the sentiment on the left side because I made a mistake with my Text Style stamp right at that spot!! Has that ever happened to you??  Luckily I was able to "cover" it up and save the card! 
     Finally I added a few extra "falling leaves" with the single stamp included in the set and then outlined each leaf with a glitter pen, just to add a little bit of glitz!

The inside of the card uses a Clear Dollar Stamp set called "Baskets of Blessings" that I stamped and then coloured with markers. I wanted the inside to have a little colour too! I left some space on the right hand side to add a little note.

Card Details:
Stamps: PTI Falling Leaves, Vintage Picnic, Text Style; Clear Dollar Stamps Baskets of Blessings.
Papers: Kraft card stock, Autumn Terracotta, chocolate, white card stock
Inks: CTMH Black, Chocolate, Cranberry, Autumn Terracotta; SU More Mustard; PTI Chai, Chamomille.
Other Supplies: markers, Sukura clear Gelly Roll glitter pen; EK Success border punch; 

Have a Great Week-end!  Hope you have time for a little Stamping!!


Eva said...

Karen I LOVE this card!!! The color scheme is great and I LOVE your choice of text for background. Gorgeous card!!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the lettering behind the trees.

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Oh my goodness I love that first card! Its amazing. I cannot do a one layer card for anything, i'll just have to admire yours!