September 28, 2007

Finally a fall card

EDITED TO ADD: Heat embossing does not lend itself well to tiny print. I heat embossed the stamp on this mini-card with black embossing powder. I am making a set of 6 of these cards. It was very hard to get clarity with the small letters in the sentiment. Plus I am picky about having a really crisp outline with no random black flecks where it is not supposed to be and boy have I had some practice tonight with heat embossing. I finally got 6 done after attempting twice that many. geesh.

I've been wanting to create a fall card for sooooo long now and finally I finished this one last night. When I got started I then realized that I didn't have any "fall" paper. I was thinking.... how can I not have any "fall" paper out of ALL of the paper I have? How? Well I decided to go through my paper pack that I found for a super price at Costco a while back and see if I could find something with fall colors that would work. Yep... sure enough, out of 300 sheets I was able to find some (lots actually >snicker<) . I made this with SUs 3x3 mini cards that were part of a demo-promotion this year, with the purchase of the new three flower punch box, a package of these little notecards featuring 3 of the new in-colors was offered. Anyway, I used the wild wasabi green notecard for my base, and a piece of SU real rust for the matte. The stamp is from SUs "Thoroughly Thankful" set which I just love. I was shocked/happy to see it back in the new catalog because I purchased my set off of evil-bay. Of course, if I had known it was going to be back in the catalog I could have waited. I also used one of my new Spellbinder's nestability dies that just arrived. I purchased those over at Ellen Hutson's shop last week. So hop on over to the die domain at Ellen's and check them out. She is super nice and very helpful for any of your artful purchases. I can't wait to continue playing with my new toys. I still wanted to add some bling to the sunflowers and will probably do so tonight after work. A plain and simple card but I think its pretty. I plan on making a full set of these to give away. TGIF. Happy Friday everyone!


michelle g. said...

Super cute! I love the color combo, it is fall with a bit of spunk.

Anonymous said...

this is super adorable! i just ordered this set myself and i can't wait to play with it. i'd love to see more of what you do with the nestabilities..... i really, really want them but am still trying to justify the expense!

My Paper World said...

So pretty, love the little flowers, the paper and the ribbon! Very sweet!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

too busy? You're crazy! :)

Cool cards and thanks for visiting my blog, Todays Creative Blog.

Karen Gladney said...

Great card. Love the fall colors you used.


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