Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Fall Card

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Well, I don't know about where you're living, but it's FINALLY starting to feel like Autumn in Seattle.  It's still unseasonably warm, but the days are getting shorter and the nights much cooler.  The frost will be here before you know it, and I'll have a yard full of leaves that will look exactly like the ones on this Fall card!  As usual, I'm entering the Crafter's Companion Challenge for this month.  The theme is Fall Colors.  I think I got it!!!


I used the Crafter's Companion Popcorn the Bear, Thanks a Bunch stamp set to fussy cut little Souffle the Duck and the sunflower and colored both with Distress Inks and a blender pen.


The leaves are from Stamps of Life and were fussy cut and then colored with different combinations of Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time and it was stamped in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  I used the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder on the DCWV paper and background card stock to give my scene some motion and simulate a windy day.  I highlighted the embossing in Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I pop-dotted some of the leaves and the sentiment, and used a scrap of ribbon from my stash

This was the first time I had really played with so many colors of Distress Inks, and I really had fun!!  More of these kinds of cards to come!

As well as linking this to the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog as listed above, I would also like to link this card to the following challenges:

A Muse Studio - Fall is in the Air
DL Art Thankful Thursday Linky Party - Anything Goes
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday - Fall Theme
Victorine Originals Challenge #44 - Lots Of Layers
The Cuttlebug Spot - Welcome Back Tuesday, It's Fall
Do You Stack Up #92 - Warm Colors
MFP Tutorial Time on Speedy TV Challenge 18 - Distressing
Use It Tuesday Challenge #41 - All About Fall

I am also linking to the following linking parties:
Sew Many Ways Linking Part 87
Craft-O-Maniac Monday
Keeping it Simple - Motivate Me Monday #144
Craft Junkie Too - TGIF Link Party #71

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

23 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Well it's been looking like fall here for awhile now, we have a huge tree in the front of our house and the leaves just keep covering the grass, kids have had fun in them though!! Love the card so pretty!! cute little duck image!! Crop tonight, YAYAYA!!!!
Kristan

Merry said...

Such a wonderful scene you have created love how the leaves are floating.

Lagene said...

Great card, I love how the swirls embossing folder gives the impression of wind blowing those beautiful leaves! So glad you could join us for the Distressing challenge on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV this week!

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Cheryl said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog!

{Chrissie} said...

WOW! SOOOO CUTE! I love that duckie! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog.

Stacy H-W said...

LOVE IT! This is really so pretty. Thanks for joining in on the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge this month!

belldoubleyou said...

Those leaves are beautiful!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love the leaves and everythig about it. Great coloring. (sigh)

Susie

Jane said...

Your card is so cute! I love how you used your embossing folder to accent the pretty leaves. Great idea.
Thanks so much for joining us this week on TTSTV.

Jojorenee said...

Oh this is gorgeous!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful fall card. I love the embossing on it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART BCA/ANYTHING GOES Linky Party
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

What an awesome card!! I love the adorable duck and the embossing!!

I did not get to Albuquerque for the Balloon festival, but I did last year and it was amazing!! I must have taken 500 pictures :)

Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vic Lau said...

This is so beautifully cute! I love the cute images against the embossed background! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. Love the leaves and the gorgeous colors. Thanks for trying the Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV technique and joining the fun. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

FieryPixieDust said...

AMY!!!! This is gorgeous, my friend! I am so glad you are putting those distress inks to work! I love the job you did with the leaves and that duck is adorable. I look at this card and I just see a lot of patience, but it was so worth it. I need to go home and make some of my own cards now!!

-Mee Chelle

Trena in Naperville said...

Love your colors and blending Amy!! :o) So pretty and I dig the floating leaves! And I just realized, I have this set. People may think Popcorn Bear has to be the center - here you prove not!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

scrappymo! said...

The embossed background really makes those leave look like they have some movement!
Love the colours and the sweet little duck!!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card- bright and festive and the embossed background looks fantastic! Enjoy your week:)

Blessings,
Stephanie
www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

Heather B said...

I just love this beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

Tess Davis said...

So sweet! Love that little ducky! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

Julie Kelley said...

Oh, it's fully fall here, and my favorite season!!! I love the leaves on this card!! I'm hosting a new We Share Wednesday Link Party and would love for you to join in!

LaJanette said...

SO cute! I love all the embossing and those falling leafs are brilliant!

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafter's Companion.

Hugs;
Janette