Sep 21, 2017

Happy Fall!

Hello and Welcome!  Barbara Campbell here today  with this fall card.  I just love the colors of fall.  Not just the colors, but the feel of the cool air and the smell of home cooked foods that go along with it.  
I decided to make this card with all of the delicious colors and leaves.  
I pictured the leaves blowing and tried to show that on this card.  
I used water color paper and die cut the Leafy Breeze die from Memory Box in white.  I left the leaves in the die and colored them.  This worked much faster, as I didn't need to be careful  about my coloring. Sorry for the out of focus picture.

 Next I cut the die again and trimmed the sides like this. 
Then I channeled my best Jennifer McGuire and placed each leaf back into the die that you see here.  
It took a bit of time, but I think the finished card was worth it. 
Along the right side of the die that I trimmed, I glued some gold cord and then heat embossed the sentiment in gold, from a set by Power Poppy. I then added more leaves and vines to the upper left and lower right corners. The are from Poppy stamps Stitched Pumpkin Leaves. 
Here is a tip.  After heat embossing the sentiment, my card was warped.  To make it better, I sprayed lightly with water and put the card under a heavy book.  That fixed that.  
Here are the dies that I used for this card. 
Poppystamps - Dies - Leafy Breeze (NEW)Leafy Breeze by Poppy Stamps
Poppystamps - Dies - Stitched Pumpkin Leaves (NEW)Stitched Pumpkin Leaves by Poppy Stamps


I hope you're inspired by today's project.  Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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8 comments:

  1. It's just like leaves floating in the breeze. Lovely Barbara!!

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  2. Oh Barb this is just BEAUTIFUL!! Love the design and the fall colors are so inviting!! Great use of dies and awesome inspiration! Thanks!

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  3. WOW, this is gorgeous. I love Fall cards. The use of the watercolor really added great texture and shows off your inlaid leaves.

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  4. Beautiful fall card; love the inlay technique.

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  5. Lovely Fall card. Love the warm Fall colours you used for your leaves. The gold accent adds an extra special touch. ~ Lena xxx

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  6. Beautiful fall card, Barbara! That border die is fantastic and you used it so perfectly!

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  7. very elegant! great job with the border

    Alicia

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