Good Morning Everyone
Today is inspirational Monday over at Just for Fun Challenge Blog and this time around we are showcasing Team B designs.
This months theme is Colours of Autumn
I loved making this card I don't normally do Autumn cards but I think this is perfect for a September birthday.
I also created this card to go with the challenge over on the Papermill Direct Challenge Blog - this challenge also Autumn is to find a new design team member (or two)
Now for the lengthy process of how I made the card - bear with me it has a lot of elements to this one :-)
To start with I made my own 8x8 card blank - not forgetting to make it slightly less then 8x8 otherwise it wont fit in an envelope.
I used this beautiful orange/browny card stock from the Papermill this has been in my stash for some time now and I love it that much I am scared to use it, but this colour worked perfect with my idea.
The second layer is also from papermill and it is their white card stock, Normally I use hammered or linen but this is just a plain card stock I picked up from their store at the actual mill. On this layer I used three different colours of distress ink and stamped randomly two different leaves creating my own background. Another layer of that beautiful orange/browny colored card and then another layer of white card stock.
On the final layer of white card stock I ran it through a A4 Sue Wilson embossing folder, I spritzed it using Cosmic Shimmer Glimmer Mists, and then edged it with Gilding wax in a bronze colour. This
For the final layer I used the Spellbinders A2 Curved Die Set and used different designs to create the wave and again this was cut using the card stock from papermil.
To finish the card I stamped and embossed my messy rabbit and cut it out using Opulent Ovals by spellbinders, I coloured him in with promarker pens. (List Below) I edged the die with distress ink and gilding wax in the bronze colour.
I stamped and embossed in a silver detail embossing powder a sentiment on the orange/brown card and then cut this again using opulent ovals.
And finally my finishing touches was to create my own flower So i started of cutting a five petal flower three times from my cricut (You could use a Cameo or any manual dies) coloured it in with a promarker (spice) that matched my card stock perfectly, and shaped to fit a rose, I added three leaves again cut from my cricut, and coloured these in a dark green, dark brown and light brown and added gilding wax to give it a sheen. I love how these have come out they really look like autumn leaves to me. I finally finished the card with a brown ribbon and bow, and liquid pearls dotted in two groups of a group of five, and one a group of three.
So after all the waffling I hope your still with me and haven't giving up hope yet. Here is the card
A close up of the flower and leaves
Close up of Messy Rabbit
A close up to give the detail of the embossing with the cosmic shimmer spray and gilding wax
Papermill card - I have had a look on their shop and I can't see the colour so I am thinking it would be one of these colours that was a limited run - That is why I loved going to their shops you got such a Large selection of colours.
Promarker - Cool Grey 1,2 and 3 Pink Blossom with blender pen, Burgundy, Ruby and Red and selection of browns, and greens for ground - just randomly done until I got it how I liked. and Spice for the flower
Flower and leaves - cut from cricut but can be any
Cosmic Shimmer Spray
Sentiment Stamp and Silver Detail embossing folder
The challenges I would like to enter this in to are:-
Papermill Direct - Autumn - DT Call
Great Impression - Fall Colours ends 30/09
Hobby Cutz Challenges - Autumnal 22/09
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Ribbon - 20/9
One Stitch at a Time - Autumn/Fall - 22/09
The ABC Challenge - V for Very Cute - 01/10
Passion for Promarker - Perfect Pet - 17/09
So sorry for the very long post, and sorry for not getting any post up on Friday I have been bad as a dog with this cold that is going around I seemed to have lost a few days. Oops.
Anyway I will be back on Wednesday with a cute scrapbook layout for twins christening.