Friday, November 8, 2013

Autumn Thanks- A Color and A Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers!!

I wanted to create a card using the great colors at this week's CQC214 ColourQ Challenge along with the fabulous FMS111 sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, I wanted to create an Autumn card and love this retired set, Close to Nature and pulled out retired rub-ons (I believe they were called Autumn Traditions).

If you have not visited the ColourQ or The Freshly Made Sketches site yet, I hope you will take the time to do so- again, fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Stamp the image using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and color using Stampin’ Write markers in So Saffron, Early Espresso along with the retired colors, Bashful Blue and Dusty Durango.  

Add a few highlights and veins to the leaves using the Chalk Marker and punch out with the 1 ¼” Square Punch.

Punch a piece of So Saffron using the Big Shot™ with the new Square Framelits™ (the 1 ½” frame) and punch out a piece of Early Espresso cardstock using the 1 ¾” Square Punch.

Place the rub-on at the lower right hand part of the Whisper White card front and rub-on thoroughly (not sure of the shelf life of the rub-ons but I have quite a bit from previous years so I will need to start using these :-))

Cut the banner piece from Early Espresso and So Saffron and add to the card front.  Use the Big Shot™ with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to create the horizontal piece on the banner.

Add the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and onto the Whisper White card base to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Close to Nature (retired)

Ink: Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write markers- Early Espresso, So Saffron, retired- Bashful Blue, Dusty Durango; Chalk Marker, retired rub-ons

Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, So Saffron    
Accessories: Big Shot™, Squares Collection Framelits, Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Punches-1 1/4” Square

Thanks again for visiting- have a wonderful Friday!   


nwilliams6 said...

Great blog! Love the layout of your blog and your card. The colors on this card are just so fabulous and the sketch is so cool! Well done!

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks for your kind comment! Have a wonderful week!!

Linda Callahan said...

This is beautiful! Love how you used the square and the banner as if they had just been pulled apart! And I love rub ons! I still use my stash......especially for the inside of the cards!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie, love your attention to the square design, that was in the photo! So happy to see you and your card at the colourQ, thanks for playing with us.

LeAnne said...

Wow, you have some oldie but goodies in here for sure....I remember that stamp set from a LONG time ago, and those rub-ons were some of my favorites! Lovely autumn creation with nice details and color! Thanks for playing with the CQC this week!

Linda Suarez said...

Great take on the sketch Julie! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Claire said...

This is gorgeous Julie - the design is so crisp and clear against the white. Love how you've used the sketch too! Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week!

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