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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!

 

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.

celebrating autumn

Some parts of the country are almost knee deep in snow, while other parts (here) are basking in temperatures that are hovering around 80.    Then there are those lucky ones who are enjoying perfect crisp autumn weather and celebrating the rainbow of colors that mother nature gives us this time of year.

So today is in celebration of autumn.  A clean and simple card – to go along with the sentiment. 

The colored cardstock is from SU, the white cardstock is Cranes Lettra letterpress paper.

I letterpressed the wavy lines on the side.  The lines are part of a Letterpress Thanksgiving set.  I like how the soft and  curvy lines are almost like a river or stream.  The fern and sentiment are from Flourishes, both stamped with Memento Ink – Dandelion and Rhubarb Stalk for the fern and Tuxedo Black  for the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

autumn leaves

I guess fall is kicking in.  The craft stores have had fall/winter items in their stores since July, so we better get going on all those holiday craft items!  It is still summer here – hot and humid and today we are getting much needed  rain from Tropical Storm Lee.

Here is my fall card – for today’s inspiration challenge at SCS.

I used a stamp from SU’s Autumn Leaf Prints – probably one of their best leaf sets that I will never part with!  I colored the stamp with markers tangerine, cajun and espresso.  The sentiment is from Papertrey. 

The embossed background is folder from The Paper Studio – I am so glad other companies are getting into the embossing folder market.  It really gives us crafters much more variety.  The paper I used for the embossing is some cardstock that I have had for ages – probably 10 years now.  I purchased a ream of it at Kelly Paper in California.  It is heavy weight and has tiny blue fibers throughout it. 

The chocolate grosgrain ribbon?  A month ago I purchased a set of white washcloths from Bed Bath and Beyond and they were held together with two of these ribbon pieces.  Of course I had to save the ribbon – I knew it would be used on a card one way or another!

The base card is from SU – probably hunter or forest foliage. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I’ll be off the grid for awhile visiting family.