Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall Trio #1

Today I'm showing the first of two trios of fall cards I recently created. I used Day of Gratitude, Grateful Greetings and Thank You Kindly stamp sets and the Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series paper. What makes this paper special is that it's thicker than Stampin' Up! every day Designer Series Paper, and it has a texture to it. It's a delight to work with! It coordinates with the card stock colors Cajun Craze, Old Olive, More Mustard and Early Espresso.

I only have half a pack of this paper, since I shared it with others, but I was able to make these six cards plus more cards! You will see the second trio on Friday, so stay tuned!

On this one I used an Old Olive base and colored in the leaves from Day of Gratitude. For interest, I used my Big Shot to cut a Top Note Die from Cajun Craze, then sliced it free-hand with my paper snips. I put two other strips of Autumn Spice paper together, one being a strip from a Square Scallop Die cut piece. I paper-pierced around the edges and I put my sentiment right onto the Designer Series paper, then matted it with another design. I finished it off with a button "tied" with Linen Thread.

This card is bold and beautiful! I used my Top Note die again, but this time ran it through the Big Shot a second time after turning it. On top of that I stamped the large medallion style stamp from Day of Gratitude, but instead of using an ink pad, I colored it with three different Stampin' Write Markers. In the center, I popped in an Antique Brad. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of More Mustard leftover from a Top Note Die cut. I finished it off with some faux stitches, using a Stampin' Write marker.

For the last card in today's trio, I used scrap strips. These made a simple matte for the "Grateful Greetings" in More Mustard. It's cut into a banner that is anchored with a retired antique brad. I love how these patterns go together so well.

If you have any questions, please email me! I'd be happy to help you create your own set of Autumn cards using Stampin' Up! supplies, which you can order HERE.


Carla said...

These are so beautiful Patti. I love how you colored that medallion!!! Hugs,

Cards by Gina said...

Ooooh! So very pretty, Patti! I love your idea of showcasing a trio of cards!

Mary Fish said...

beautiful trio for fall. love how you stamped the medallion. hugs, m

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Patti! These are beautiful. I love the inking technique you used on the Day of Gratitude medallion. Perfect effect!

Linda Callahan said...

These came out terrific! Love that faux stitching!

Joanna M said...

Beautiful Patti! Love the medallion! Its gorgeous!