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Brake For….Jumbo Acorns!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday where it is my turn to host the I Brake For Stamps Blog.  I have a nice fall card to show you – along with my attempt at the latest popular technique.  First, the card..

The stamp is call Jumbo Acorns and can be found here.

Oh – this was such a great image to color up.  I love using fall colors on cards – you can go very bold and bright or muted.  I used copics in  oranges, reds, mustardy yellows and a bunch of earth tones. If you do a fancy dinner for Thanksgiving this image would be perfect for napkin rings or on candles.

Now – the technique.  The word FALL was spelled out using the Eclipse technique – which seems to be all the rage right now.  It was my first attempt at this and let me give you my perspective..

I don’t own any alphabet dies, which is what is typically used to cut out the letters, so I went to my silhouette and designed the word using the Bebe Nueve font and a generic leaf cut file for the “A”.

I cut the word out of my main panel, and twice more on colored cardstock – the same color as the background mat – giving you three layers.

Then you take the three layers and glue them together…

From here you just place the letters on your card where the negative space was left.

Some pointers –

-If you have good sized alphabet dies, use them as they are probably easier to handle then going with a cut file.

-If you use a silhouette or similar machine, make your letters big enough so they are easy to handle.  If I were doing my card over again I would make the letters about 1.5″ tall (they are just shy of an inch tall now) and I would make them “fatter” – which is easy to do on a silhouette.

-Use liquid glue to put the layers together – you will have a few seconds to wiggle the pieces so they are lined up nicely.

-Some people use pop dots to pop the letters up on the card, but if you are using good cardstock there is no need to do so – the three layers will be enough.

I hope you will try this technique – it was fun to do.

Hop on over to the IBFS store to find this stamp and hundreds of other for the fall and winter.  You are sure to find something you will like!! use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

I Brake For….Elegant Pumpkin!

Hello stampers – it’s time for another Wednesday with I Brake  For Stamps – and today I have a card that is all about October!  Take a look…

This beautiful pumpkin filled with fall foliage is called Elegant Pumpkin and can be found here.

There are many pumpkin stamps out there but the reason I LOVE this one is that it is not a jack-o-lantern, or cute, but has a nice elegance to it.  Look at the luscious blooms that fill this pumpkin!   Everything screams fall and this is perfect for a fall birthday or even a wedding card.  It’s a really nice size too –  about 3.5 x 3.75 – enough to make a statement on a card.

I enjoyed coloring this up – I used copic markers and went to town with the colors of autumn.  Lots of orange, yellow and green with touches of red and brown.    I found some old Basic Grey paper in shades of orange and love the bottom design – a perfect elegant pattern for this stamp.

Even though I used patterned paper and a fancy edge tag, I can see this image on a clean and simple card as well,  The overall design is so nice it can stand on its own.

I hope you will hop on over to the IBFS store and take a look at this and all the fall/winter stamps that are available.  I’m sure you will find something to your liking! Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

I Brake For…..Acorn Wreath!

Hello stampers and Happy Fall!  I hope you are all welcoming this beautiful season with an abundance of color!  I have a very nice fall card to show you today – using a lovely stamp from I Brake For Stamps.

The image is called Acorn Wreath and can be found here.  I just love wreath stamps and this one can be used in a variety of ways – fall birthday, welcome, thank you or even fall weddings.

I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored it with copics.  I kept it a bit clean and simple, letting a strip of patterned paper and a leaf embossing folder do the work.  And the colors really pop against the crisp white cardstock.

Take a look over at the IBFS store  – they have a wonderful selection of wreath stamps  (I think I counted about 15!), along with some great fall and winter holiday images.

Use code SAVE10NANCY and save 10% off your order.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

leaves

It’s “hot and humid” season here in Florida!  Time to stay in the air conditioning or head to the beach.  So, here in my craft room I want to cool down by coloring some fall leaves.  Here is my latest card..

 

The leaves are from Creative Visions called Two Leaves shown here.  They are beautifully drawn and nicely detailed.  I colored them with copic markers in shades of red/purple to coordinate with the basic grey paper.  The brad is from Nunn Designs.

clean and simple monday

A quick and easy card to start the week off.  It is now officially fall, but the weather down here is still like summer!  All the craft stores have their halloween/thanksgiving/christmas product on the shelves and many of my crafty friends are splitting their time between the three holidays.

The card was made using the wheat branch from Papertrey and sentiment from Flourishes.  The white cardstock in Neenah, the red from SU and the patterned piece from Papertrey.  Memento Inks were used to stamp the images.

Thanks for stopping by today!