Hello friends! Happy October! I hope that you’re having a great week so far and looking forward to doing something crafty this weekend for World Card Making Day!!🌍😀 I have decided to post something a bit early as I know there will be tons and tons of special posts planned by many, so I thought it best to post today instead!
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There are SO MANY things going on this time of the year and maybe that’s why I love Autumn so much. (WCD, Halloween, birthday, Cooler temps, warm clothes, Harvest, yummy foods, pretty colors, changing leaves, Halloween…oops already said that…but you know!) I am thankful for all of it! I have a couple of cards from a TE kit I recently got (yes, I know…another one to pile on!), but I fell in love with it so much & I am using it right away!😁
There is some copper EP that comes in the kit, so I heat embossed both the sunflower and wheat images together so that I could color them both at the same time with some watercolor. I then cut them both out with the coordinating dies and set aside to work on my background.
The background was so fun! I’ve used a Bristol Smooth watercolor panel and pulled out some Mica Stains and other sprays from my stash with a spray bottle filled with water and just played. Some of it I splattered to make “dots”. I used the “Burlap” background stamp in the kit and randomly stamped the background as well as heat embossed an element and sentiment from the stamp set. I cut this panel with a die and wrapped some twine around it before attaching to a chocolate truffle card base. I used some foam strips to pop up the flower and added a twine bow to it. Finished it off with some Iridescent Rhinestones.
And this is the second card I’ve made using the wheat image that I previously colored with the sunflower image above. What’s nice about this card is that the background was done using one of the foilable panels from the kit. I found some copper foil and ran it through my laminator. I lined up the cut out wheat image with the background and glued it over top cutting off the bottom portion that stuck out. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the TE clear set in my stash and then punched it out with a circle punch. I used my blender brush to very lightly add some Sea Salt ink at the top of the foiled panel as well as around the sentiment circle.
Lastly, I attached both the image and sentiment panels onto a piece of copper foil cardstock and then mounted it onto a side folding A2 white card base. It was simple, but I like the shine it gives.
I had been discussing with someone recently how I really need to make more sympathy cards to have on hand…so here’s a start to getting a pile going hopefully.
Speaking of needing cards, all of the birthday cards from my last post have been spoken for! Everyone seems to really need birthday cards and like having them on hand. I can totally relate to that! I think I need to get some “sorry I forgot” ones thrown in there too! 😂
I still have some projects that I’ve been working on in the background from some classes I took over the Summer but still haven’t shared yet, so I thought I’d start a little bit at a time and I think these “Autumn themed” cards work with my post today: (If you’re seeing this post on my website, just click on the photos below in the gallery to see them up close.)
I have taken SO MANY classes, so I still have many more projects to share as I go here! Hope that you enjoy seeing what I’ve been up to! It’s just fun to play around and in the process…no matter how little a piece I use…I am using my stash somehow and I’m very happy about that! At least I’m still crafting anyway! LOL
Thanks for dropping in and have a great crafty weekend!
Challenges to enter for the first two cards only:
- Sketch Saturday – Sketch #679 (my second card turned)
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
- Make My Monday – Embossing (heat on both cards)
- Penny’s Paper Crafty – Anything Goes using Paper
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
- Happy Little Stampers – Watercolor (used on both images)
- Creative Knockouts – Fall is in the Air
24 thoughts on “Amazing Autumn🍂”
I see why you fell in love with this kit Vicki, your cards are just amazing!
Vicki, these are beautiful! What a nice kit – I can definitely see myself reaching for this one over and over! Thanks for sharing, dear friend, and for all of your positive comments at my blog!
As always a wonderful pair of cards using your new kit Vicki, love the copper EP and your fabulous background on the first card
I just love the kindness card with the gold embossed features – it’s absolutely stunning. The sympathy card is beautiful with the wheat and I know I need to make a few sympathy cards to keep on hand as well! Great job on these cards and I wish you not only a great autumn season, but a very happy world cardmaking day as well.
OMGoodness, these are gorgeous! What an amazing kit… I can totally see why you gave in, lol! The Autumn/Fall season is definitely my favorite and I love everything in these colors! Just beautiful! 😉
Stunning what you are showing us with that copper all over. Beautiful cards!
Wow, such stunning autumnal cards! I love the gold embossing on the sunflower and wheat, both look so amazing and the sunflower is so beautifully coloured too – perfect 😀. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy October! Hugs Jo x
Gorgeous cards! I love your mixed media background. Thank you for sharing with us at Sketch Saturday.
Two beauties Vicki, I love Autumn/Fall and all the colours that go with it, your cards are beautiful, I love the tiny gold details on the first on that amazing background along with the gorgeous flower..the gold foiling with the wheat is gorgeous, I love gold and really think I should branch out and try some foiling, love the coloured wheat stem and gentleness for a sympathy card..beautiful..
WOW Vicki, these cards are gorgeous!! I LOVE the images and the beautiful copper embossing! This kit looks awesome! Beautiful selection of cards too, the Hero Arts mushroom are stunning! Enjoy your weekend 🙂
Oh wow Vicki I am so loving these two beautiful creations the colours, the images and card designs are superb
Absolutely love the shine on these cards. That copper is so fabulous! I might have to dig, but I think I have some…..off to check. TFS 😀
Oh these are both so very beautiful Vicki! Love them!
Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts for our Fall Is In The Air challenge this week, good luck!
Stunning absolutely love this. xx
2 stunning cards! I love your colouring and the embossing! Thanks for sharing at HLS Watercolour Challenge:)
Both absolutely beautiful Vicki love the backgrounds and copper embossed stamps -beautiful
Love the copper embossing and the sunny sunflower….such a pretty and happy card x. The sympathy card is so delicate and peaceful with beautiful foiling Vicki x.
Wow, are these gorgeous, Vicki! I am especially loving that amazing sunflower with all the copper embossing!! Stunning work, my friend!
Both cards are fabulous, Vicki, but I love your coloring on the sunflower so much! Wonderful autumn feel to both of them. Great embossing.
So pretty!!! Wow. Hugz
So beautiful! Thank you for playing along at Make My Monday challenge.
Vicki, what immensely elegant fall time greetings. The golden sheaves of wheat are truly beautiful.
May your whole autumn be every bit as lovely as these magnificent cards.
Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life
The first card has such an amazing background, Vicki !! It looks like a mixmedia background. So diverse and very interesting. Perfect for this beautiful sunflower. In the second tab, I love copper stamping. Wheat ears look wonderful, both colored and non-colored.
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