Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SUO160 Thinking of You This Fall


Hi Friends!   

Fall/Autumn is my favorite time of year with all of the glorious colors that nature has on display here on the East Coast. 

 I was inspired by our recent trips to Skyline Drive and wanted to create a card using the oak images from SU! Lovely As A Tree- for some reason, the oak tree and oak leaf images have not been inked as often as the others in this stamp set, so they were begging for some “love” :-)

This photo was taken along Skyline Drive last week- the colors were not quite peak yet- they were a bit brighter today but I have not uploaded those photos yet :-)

I was inspired by our recent trips to Skyline Drive and wanted to create a card using the oak images from SU! Lovely As A Tree- for some reason, the oak tree and oak leaf images have not been inked as often as the others in this stamp set, so they were begging for some “love” :-)

I also incorporated the Create with Connie and Mary CCMC429 SketchChallenge along with the Splitcoaststampers’ CC603 Color Challenge and Free For All F4A344  “Into the Woods”Challenge in the design.

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will stop by the SU-Only Challenge site to check out the rest of the Design Team projects as well as the other challenge galleries- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the oak tree and oak leaves images from Stampin’ Up! (SU!) Lovely As A Tree with Basic Black Archival Ink, stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Using Stampin’ Write Markers- Hello Honey, Cajun Craze and Old Olive for the leaves and Soft Suede for the trunk and acorn (use an AquaPainter™ to blend the ink).

Fussy-cut the oak leaves and use the Big Shot™ with the Circle Framelits™ to die cut the oak tree (also cutting two circles the same size from Cajun Craze cardstock).  Layer the Cajun Craze circles behind the oak tree image.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Old Olive cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock, trim and mount onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

Lightly sponge Sahara Sand Classic Ink in the interior of the Woodland Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder  before inserting a piece of Whisper White cardstock, emboss with the Big Shot™, trim the panel, mount onto a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and adhere to the card front.

Add a scrap piece of Crushed Curry cardstock (oops!  I just realized that I pulled Crushed Curry out by mistake versus Hello Honey),  frayed piece of 1 ¼” Burlap Ribbon and a sliver of Cajun Craze cardstock (I found all of these in my scrap bin- the Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze pieces were previously embossed with the Woodgrain EF and ready to go).

Stamp the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes with Basic Black Archival Ink, eat set with the Heat Tool, create the banner points by hand, mount onto a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and trim close to the edge.

Add the sentiment along with the fussy-cut leaves and oak tree image with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Finish off the card by applying Clear Wink of Stella® to the leave on the tree as well as the fussy-cut leaves.

Stamp Sets:  Lovely As A Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Stampin’ Archival Pad™- Basic Black, Classic Ink- Sahara Sand; Stampin’ Write Markers- Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Old Olive; Clear Wink of Stella®

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Old Olive

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™,  Woodland and Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, retired Circle Framelits™, AquaPainter™,  1 ¼” Burlap Ribbon

I hope this card has inspired you to pull out your Stampin’ Up! products and come  join us in the SU-Only “Fall Fun” Challenge.

Thanks again for stopping by- hugs and have a great week!

6 comments:

libbystamps said...

What a lovely card Julie! Great way to combine two challenges! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Mary Brown said...

Oh my Julie...your tree is STUNNING! What a perfect fall tree and low the woodland embossing folder in the background...a perfect fall card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Beautiful coloring on your card...those leaves look so real! We've been blessed with gorgeous fall colors in the midwest, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary and great job with the SUO Challenge!

Jenny Engelke said...

Gorgeous as usual, Julie! What a beautiful interpretation of the sketch at Create with Connie and Mary! Thanks for playing along!

Lisa Martz said...

You did a great job of incorporating all three challenges into this one card. The colors are perfect and the textured trees look great with the fall image. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Joanne James said...

What wonderful autumn leaves Julie - your foliage and tree has so much colour! A great combination of challenges. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

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