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.

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

  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!

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

  4. Beautiful fall card; love the inlay technique.

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

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

  7. very elegant! great job with the border



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