Hey everyone. Fall is offically in the air around here so I thought it was not only a good day to launch my Fall/harvest/thankful series today, but the perfect day to craft solely for the fun of it. I managed to play around with a few different challenges, and am sharing the cards below.
For the first card in my Fall series, I thought a little watercoloring was in order. So I pulled out this fun stamp set from Inspired by Stamping, and stamped out the images using my tombow markers.
I then die cut the watercolor paper with a Craftin Desert Divas die and layered it on top of some card stock die cut with other CDD dies cuts.
I really pushed my normal crafting boundaries today with this card I did for Art Impressions bi weekly challenge group! Their challenge this week was adding a ‘third dimension’. I picked up this cute Christmas popup set from Michaels recently (cause seriously Santa is way too cute not to have him in my stash).
I won’t lie…this took me a little while to figure out…but now that I’ve done it, I don’t think I would have any trouble putting another together. I colored Santa up with my copic markers and assembled the popup according to instructions. I laid some holiday paper under the pop up and added the sentiment for fun. On the cover, I added a great piece of holiday paper that I thought would disguise the pop up fun inside.
The team over at Less Is More CAS challenge have an interesting challenge up. It is a color challenge and the color theme is ‘fireworks’. The don’t mean a literal firework however, but an explosion of color. Since this group is CAS and likes lots of white on their cards, I found this challenge a little difficult.
I ended up dry embossing a piece of card stock with a Darice embossing folder and then rubbing some distress oxides in Candied Apples, Spiced Marmalade, and Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo. Then using another piece of card stock, I die cut out squares using a My Favorite Things Die set. The sentiment was stamped in the same companion colors of distress inks from a Inspired by Stamping stamp set. When all was layered up in the end, I really liked how this card turned out. I don’t know if it is CAS, but I like it anyway.
Finally, I have a card inspired by the gals over at The Paper Players. This week they are having a challenge with the theme of ‘holiday pines’.
I stamped out an old Christmas stamp set from Inspired By Stamping, using versa mark ink. Then I heat embossed on some Ranger sticky embossing powder and added Nuvo guilding flakes in bronze. The image got die cut with a Honey Bee designs die and a second piece of card stock got some guilding flakes around the border. Everything was assembled and a few red crystals were added to the card to give it some sparkle.
That’s is all for today. I will be back again soon with some more cards to share. Until then, happy crafting!