Sunday, September 20, 2009

Caardvark Challenge Sunday and Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge

Hi all!
I am feeling better today so I decided to try to tackle a couple of challenges. I like to try to do double duty on challenges when I can since time is in short supply these days. Today I am combining the Caardvarks Sketchfest Sunday challenge ( and Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge to use Fall colors( Obviously, I chose an Autumn theme since I was to use Fall colors anyway. I searched through my papers until I found some fall paper that I liked. Next I had to decide a focal image and knew right away that I had to use my matching leaf punch and stamps. The stamps are from Ye Olde Stamping Grounds which I have had forever. They made these stamps to go with the leaf punch from Punch Bunch. Well, I am getting ahead of myself. I made a card from rust cardstock. Next I cut a piece of patterned paper just a smidgeon smaller than the card and attached it to the card. Next I cut a strip of cardstock that matched the card and attached it 2/3 of the way down the card. I then cut a piece of patterned paper a hair smaller than the previous strip and attached it on top of the other strip. Oh, I am also antiquing the edges of the papers as I go. Next I used my oval Nestabilities die to cut the large oval from mustard-colored patterned paper. I then stamped 3 leaves on 3 different colored cardstock with matching inks and punched them out with the matching punch. I attached the leaves to the oval as shown. I then punched out some swirls and attached them to the oval as well. Now I attached the oval to the card. Lastly, I stamped the greeting and trimmed around it. I then mounted it on rust cardstock and trimmed a border. I attached it to the bottom right corner of the card. And that about does it. I must admit, however, that I am NOT ready for Fall. We are finally getting some gorgeous weather here in MI and I don't want it to get cold. The cold signals that winter is right around the corner. I do not relish the thought of snow. UGH! Well, enough of that negative talk since I should be grateful just to be alive and well. I must remember that God is good all the time, even when the weather is gloomy. I hope that you all have a splendid week and enjoy the weather while it's good. Later-
Cardstock: DCWV
Patterned Paper: K&Company designer mat pad "Fall Harvest"
Ink: Stampin' Up; Distress ink by Ranger; Colorbox chalk ink;
Rubber stamps: Ye Olde Stamping Grounds(leaves); Studio G(greeting)
Punches: Punch Bunch(leaf); Paper Shapers(flourish)
Dies: Nestabilities oval
Die cut Machine: Wizard by Spellbinders


Jana said...

Very pretty card. Love these colors. Your leaves are great.

SmilynStef said...

Love that great sentiment with all of the lovely fall leaves ... wonderful sketch design.

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Oooh, I love the fall colors and leaves in the background of your focal image. terrific job! :) Good luck with the challenges, Kelly

Michelle Giraud said...

Gorgeous fall card! Great job on the Caardvarks sketch. Thanks for playing along!

lauren said...

what a very beautiful and appealing autumnal card...and a terrific take on the sketch!

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Nathalia Castellon said...

Beautiful Autumn card! Love the leaves layered in different colors amidst the pattern paper, it's coordinated perfectly! :)

Kathy Winter said...

Beautiful card. Love the fall colors. Thanks for sharing with us?)