Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nature Laughs


We're right in the middle of autumn - the clocks have "fallen back" and the northeast has already seen snow! And I'm trying to come up with a masculine card for fall birthdays... Trees are always good for masculine cards... Here's the Heartfelt Creations' All Seasons Tree - a beautiful tree that can be colored to fit any season, and today my season is autumn - perfect!!! And, you know, this would work for a feminine autumn birthday, too!

Nature Laughs


Note: Finished card size is 5" x 7"


Really Rust (SU!)7" x 10"; scored at 5"
More Mustard (SU!)3" x 6 1/2"
2009 Specialty (SU!)3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Kraft (SU!)4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Vintage Ivory (Papertrey Ink)2 1/2" x 3"


Timber Brown (StazOn)
Early Espresso (SU!)
More Mustard (SU!)
Really Rust (SU!)


HCPC 3331 All Seasons Tree PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)


Fleur De Lis Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Labels 18 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
Chalks (Koss)
Prong pick-up tool (Excel)
Cotton Pom-poms
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
ATG (Scotch)
Scissors (Cutter Bee)
Rotary trimmer (Fiskars)



Start with a piece of rust-colored card stock measuring 7" x 10", and score it at 5", and fold. Using a sponge, apply rust-colored ink around all four edges of the card front. Cut a piece of yellow card stock measuring 3" x 6 1/2". Using a sponge, apply yellow ink around all four edges of the yellow card stock. Mount the yellow card strip centered on the front of the card. Cut a square from the brown glittering paper measuring 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". Mount this on the card, so that one point is touching the left edge of the card and one point is touching the top edge of the card.


Cut/emboss the largest Fleur de Lis square from the Kraft card stock. Using a sponge, apply brown ink around all four edges of the die cut to enhance the embossed pattern. Stamp the tree image using StazOn brown ink in the center of the die cut. Apply fall-colored chalks to the tree leaves. Mount the image on the card front, leaving some of the yellow strip showing on the right of the image.


Stamp the sentiment in brown ink on ivory paper. Cut/emboss the sentiment using the Label 18 Nestabilities die. Mount to the left of the tree image using foam squares.

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Amarilys said...

gorgeous autumn colors!

helen said...

Wow what wonderful colors!

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