Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Autumn Love

It's time for a new challenge over on The House that Stamps Built.  This week Laurie picked "Anniversary" as the theme. I decided to create an neutral toned card that I'll be needing a little later on this fall.  It gave me a chance to try out Autumn's fun idea of adding cotton stems to a card. (I've made a homemade cotton boll wreath before, but never would have thought to include them in card-making!)

To create my card I:
  • Stamped 5015-P, Postcard in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger) in the bottom corner of my manila card front
  • Lightly stamped 10201-W, Flower Power Background in Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)  over the entire panel
  • Inked all the edges with Walnut stain oxide
  • Dipped the edges in Versamark Watermark ink and then in Pirate Gold embossing powder -- heat set
  • Created a frame using the Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and inked it with walnut stain oxide
  • Created crinkled ribbon using Cream Seam binding (Hug Snug) and walnut stain oxide
  • Die cut leaves, stems, and a bird from Funky Florals #1 (Tim Holtz - Sizzix) and Meadowbird Branch (Memory Box - Poppy Stamps) dies 
    • inked them with brown distress ink
    • added the cotton bolls
  • Die cut the sentiment from 'Love This" (Echo Park) dies, added versamark and pirate gold embossing powder, and heat set

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    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
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Check out what the other design team members created: 
Cheri  ~ Shirley ~ Heather ~ Laurie ~ Donna ~ Joy

This post linked to:
Simon Says - Stamp It On
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Frilly and Funky - Haberdashery (I used seam binding to create crinkle ribbon)
Allsorts - Things With Wings (birds)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Handmade bow


Glittered Paws said...

Let me take a breath - beautiful - and love the cotton pods you made. Love the distressing and old fashioned look to this card. The post card stamp is on my list to order.

brenda said...

That's a very pretty card in all the earthy colours and perfect for our 'Wings' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Cheri said...

Absolutely stunning, Esther! This is a work of art and will be a treasured gift by whomever recieves it. I love the cottonballs as an embellishment....brilliant!!! You rocked this challenge!

Kathleen said...

Super Autumnal colours and a some really lovely dies. Thank you for joining our 'Things with Wings' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Donna said...

What a gorgeous mixed media card, your cotton balls, ribbon and die cuts are too cute with the love birds!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my it is breathtaking Esther, I love the background with the stamping and inking and the embossing tops it off beautifully, I love the sweet bird and your neat cotton balls, to top it all off that lovely ribbon.

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!! I had to look hard to see the flower power background, but in real life I bet it beautiful and subtle! Love the Labels 4 dies; probably my favorite label die.

SewPaperPaint said...

Esther, I'm thrilled that you were inspired by this idea! Your card turned out beautifully and the cotton stems are such a perfect accent! <3 Big hugs and thank you for the shout out, Autumn

Laurie Unger said...

Wow! Awesome card - I really like the colors and layers. The ribbon is wonderful. All around exceptional card!

sarascloset said...

Esther, this card is so sweet on so many levels! I love "love", the sweet birds and those cotton bolls! Your seam binding ribbon is a beautiful color and lovely way to celebrate our Haberdashery challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

Sandra said...

What a pretty card, love the the vintage look with all the browns and love the cotton plants with the cotton bolls. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Maggi said...

Love this! The cotton is such a cool idea and so unique. (I have lots of cotton growing around me.) Thanks so much for joining in the Frilly and Funkie challenge.

Suzanne C said...

Charming card! The monochromatic feel of the card with the lovely pops of green leaves is sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at the Haberdashery challenge on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!