Thursday, September 16, 2021

Fall Cards Need Layers

Today we are talking about fall cards. I have my own to share and I'm also participating in a blog hop - so when you click through the list you'll get to see lots of other great fall cards too!  

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. I love all the colors and texture that happens as leaves change in the fall and return to earth.  

Today I have 2 fall cards for you to compare as we talk about the texture and color of fall. Both cards feature some die cut leaves as a base layer for the punched Daisies. It is so useful having coordinated product like the Daisy Lane stamp set for the detail on the flower petals and then a Daisy Punch to create the pieces for layering.  The leaves are also part of a bundle: the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle

Fall card made with Stampin'UP! Gorgeous Leaves dies, Daisy Lane stamp set and Daisy Punch

Do you like the shine on the detail maple leaf? 
It was cut from copper foil
full product list at the end of the post

 Here's the color combo for this card - all set on an Early Espresso base



 Color is only 1 aspect of a fall card There's lots of depth and texture too. This card has the shine from the copper foil and from the Shimmery ribbon
 
It also has both physical depth with all the layers and also visual depth with the pattern on the print paper. 
 
BTW: if you're looking for a good versatile paper pack with lots of neutrals and natural imagery - great for a variety of occasions including masculine cards, then check out the patterns in the In Good Taste paper pack.  I use this on a lot of different cards and I'm already on my 2nd pack.

Look closely at the brown leaves in these two pictures. Here's a trick for adding more texture . . . wrinkle and crumple the paper and sponge over it with ink or Versamark.
 
Fall card made with Stampin'UP! Gorgeous Leaves dies, Daisy Lane stamp set and Daisy Punch

Another technique often found on fall cards is "stamping off". Check out the inside of the card . . . by stamping full strength on the bottom leaf and then stamping twice more going up and rotating the stamp you can create the look of a falling leaf.

Fall card made with Stampin'UP! Gorgeous Leaves stamps

 
The first card above had the shimmery ribbon and flat leaves. This second image shows the card without the ribbon but it has the crumpled leaves. . . . Let me know in the comments if you like it better with or without the ribbon and what you think of crinkling the leaves.
 
Fall card made with Stampin'UP! Gorgeous Leaves dies, Daisy Lane stamp set and Daisy Punch

 

Is your brain full of ideas for colors and textures? Would you like to see some other great fall projects?  Check out the next stop on today's Autumn Themed Blog Hop


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Thanks for stopping by today, I do hope I've inspired you to get out your craft supplies and go make something INKcredible!

If you're interested in any of the product used on this card you'll find a full product list for this project at the end of this post.

 
. . . have an INKcredible day


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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Second Sale-a-bration Launches Today

Stampin'UP!  2021 2nd Sale-a-bration Brochure

Its a Sale-a-bration Celebration

That's right, Stampin'Up! is holding
two Sale-a-bration events this year.
The second one starts today!

Are you familiar with Sale-a-bration?

Sale-a-bration  an annual sales event where every $50 purchase earns you a choice of a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  See your Sale-a-bration choices here.

 What kind of purchases qualify? . . . Anything! 

 

Happy browsing and have fun making your shopping list. 

 When you're ready, click here to place your order.


Make sure your friends know there is a 2nd Sale-a-bration this year
and give them the links to the catalogs. 

 

By the Way:  How long is your shopping list?

There are lots of advantages to joining Stampin'Up! ... and during Sale-a-bration you get even more!

  • You pick up to $125 of product . . . and pay only $99 for it (plus state tax
  • Shipping is FREE (which saves you $12.50
  • AND during Sale-a-bration you can choose one of these Bundles for FREE

 
 
What an amazing deal, right?
I'm happy to answer your questions

but if you have a long list this really is a no brainer.

Plus when you join through my link
you become part of our AWESOME Crafty Crew Team

We do monthly card swaps
monthly zoom nights

I do weekly support and more


Click here when you're ready to join
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Have an INKcredible day 

I'm here to help with any questions




Saturday, July 24, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream with Rainbow Glimmer Paper

 Who doesn't love ice cream in the summer?
Check out this trio of ice cream cones
made with Rainbow Glimmer Paper.

Card with a trio of ce cream cones made with Stampin'Up Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch and Rainbow Glimmer Paper

You can create some really wonderful projects
with the color variations in the Rainbow Glimmer paper. 

Card with a trio of ce cream cones made with Stampin'Up Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch and Rainbow Glimmer Paper
 
Yummy right?
 
Stampin'Up Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch and Rainbow Glimmer Paper

You get this awesome sparkly color variation
by punching the scoop from Rainbow Glimmer Paper
 
or punch the scoop from designer paper with a small print
like I did on this bridge card
 
 This is just one example of the fun projects you can
make with the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.
 
Card with a trio of ce cream cones made with Stampin'Up Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch and Rainbow Glimmer Paper

 
 
Leave a comment to let me know what you thought of this project.Have I inspired you to do some crafting? or maybe to go get an ice cream cone?

Thanks for stopping by today, I do hope I've inspired you to get out your craft supplies and go make something INKcredible!

If you're interested in any of the product used on this card you'll find a full product list for this project at the end of this post.

 
. . . have an INKcredible day


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Friday, July 23, 2021

Quiet Meadow Foliage on Rainbow Glimmer Circles

Are you ready for an eye-catching sparkly card with striking high-contrast? This card features a gold foil foliage piece from the Meadow Dies.

Card with Meadow Dies and Rainbow Glimmer Paper Circle background

You can add some eye-catching sparkle in several ways.
For this card the foliage was die cut from Gold Foil Paper and the sparkly background circles are punched from Rainbow Glimmer Papersee a full product list at the end of the post

Rainbow Glimmer paper?. . . yes its a thing!
And its awesome!

On my Facebook Page, I have devoted a whole
album just for projects with Rainbow Glimmer Paper

Stampin'Up! Rainbow Glimmer Paper

✓ sparkle

✓ contrast

✓ minimal supplies

= A.W.E.S.O.M.E

Card with Meadow Dies and Rainbow Glimmer Paper Circle background

Yes - this card is easy - the video shows how easy
don't get dizzy - its less than 2 minutes speed play

 

Are you feeling sparkly? Or inspired?  Leave a comment to let me know what you thought of this project.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you to get out your craft supplies and make something INKcredible!

If you're interested in any of the product used on this card you'll find a full product list for this project at the end of this post.

 
. . . have an INKcredible day


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Click here to browse all the current product

  Here are links to a variety of coloring tools . . . to help you be INKcredible!
 
Meadow Dies
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