Friday, November 11, 2011

Autumn Thinking About You

Inspiration

Here's another autumn card - with one of my favorite fall images - pumpkins! I always use pumpkins practice my shading techniques with COPICs. The Heartfelt Creation pumpkin images from the Pumpkin/Autumn Vines set are perfect for this card, plus they match the Spellbinders Pumpkin dies, so they're easy to cut out in a flash, too.

Autumn Thinking

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 5" x 7"

Paper

Early Espresso(SU!)7" x 10"; score at 5"
Autumn Meadows DSP(SU!)4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Vintage Cream(Papertrey Ink)2" x 3"
Stamper's Select White(Papertrey Ink)5" x 5"

Ink

Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)

Stamps

HCPC 3383 Cardinal Posy Branch PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3334 Open Falling Leaves PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3330 Elegant Autumn Swirl PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3329 Pumpkin/Autumn Vines PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

HCD 707: Falling Leaves Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Pumpkins Nestabilities Die (Spellbinders)
Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
Scalloped Oval Punch (SU!)
SPICA Markers (Imagination International)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Sponge
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
ATG (Scotch)
Scor-Pal
Scissors (Cutter Bee)
Rotary trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Start with a piece of brown card stock measuring 7 x 10, score at 5", and fold.

MAT LAYER

Using a deckled blade, cut a piece of designer paper measuring 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Sponge brown ink around the edges to distress the deckle.

Stamp the Autumn Leaf Swirl image and the pumpkin leaf swirl using brown ink on the mat layer. Color the open areas of the swirls of the Autumn Leaf swirls with a Chocolate SPICA pen, and the open areas of the swirls of the pumpkin leaf swirls with a Turquoise SPICA pen.

Stamp the matching small autumn leaf from the Open Falling Leaves set in brown ink on white card stock 4 times, and cut these out with the matching Falling Leaves die. Color these leaves with COPIC markers: YR12 & E39, and enhance with the Chocolate SPICA pen. Glue them over the upper-most 4 autumn leaves on the mat. Stamp the pumpkin swirl in brown ink on white card stock. and cut out the two leaves. Color them with COPIC markers: BG11 & BG13, and enhance with the Turquoise SPICA pen. Glue them over the pumpkin leaves on the mat. Mount the mat layer on the card front.

PUMPKINS

Stamp the three pumpkins in brown ink on white paper. Cut them out with the matching pumpkin dies. Color with COPIC markers: YR00, YR12, YR18, E39, and enhance with Orange and Chocolate SPICA markers. Glue the largest pumpkin on the card front, then add the two smaller pumpkins using foam squares.

SENTIMENT

Stamp the sentiment in brown ink on cream paper. Punch out with scalloped oval punch, and use a sponge with brown ink to distress the edges of the punched sentiment. Mount in the upper right corner with foam squares.

HC Blog

Don't forget to check out the beautiful creations of the design team at the Heartfelt Creations blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

3 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lisa, this is so pretty! I love your coloring on the pumpkins! Just a perfect card!

Olena said...

You are so creative with your cards!!! This is so pretty and such a great card! Olena

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning!

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