Tuesday, October 4, 2011

STAMP SOME AUTUMN!!

Fall, the very best time of year!! Here is my SUO blog challenge card, using a leaf image. I made this card by starting out with a full sheet of glossy white cardstock. First I put a pile of baby wipes in a pie plate. Then I made my own stamp pad using reinkers, old olive, pumpkin pie, and more mustard. I used the solid leaf images from Gently Falling and randomly stamped images all over the cardstock and let it dry. Then I stamped on top of those bright images using black stazon and the French Foliage stamp set, again, kind of all random. Lastly I took the word stamp from French Foliage and stamped it over the top of everything else in chocolate chip ink. Then I cut myself a square 4" by 4". I drew an X on the back corner to corner and cut it with the paper cutter. Then I mounted that on a piece of basic black cardstock 4,1/2" square. You can see how I finished it off. I made several sheets of this homemade designer paper and designed several different cards using it. SO MUCH FUN!!! I absolutely LOVE fall, don't you??? Until next time..... Happy Stamping!! Go stamp you some AUTUMN!!~~ Karen

15 comments:

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

Awesome, Karen! Gorgeous fall card, this is. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Brandi

Carol Dee said...

Oh how I love Autumn. Your card is just another example of Why! Very pretty DP you created. TFS, Hugs...

Louise Brown said...

Beautiful card. Love the vibrant colors with the black.
TFS
~Louise

Cherie said...

Wow! This is beautiful! TFS!

Jeanne said...

What a great card- the background is to die for! I can tell you worked really hard on it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Peggy said...

Love the technique you used! Fabulous fall card!

Anonymous said...

Sounds so easy and yet so very pretty - perfect for those fall birthdays.
gloria

Jen Timko said...

Gorgeous, stunning, wow!!!! Ok, other than that I'm speechless! Love this (as always)!!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful leaf panels and I love the twine Karen!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just love the layered stamping - your end result is stunning!! :)

Trish said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I too love Fall and all the autumn colours. You did a fabulous job on your designer paper.

Sillyfilly said...

Karen this is so gorgeous! I love making my own dp sometimes. I never thought of cutting it and mounting it. What a great idea. I think I'm going to try your technique. This is another lovely creation from you. Thanks for the inspiration.

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning card...AGAIN! Girl, your mojo just never goes away - lol! Love the pop of black you added with the warm fall colors! It's a fave time of year for me as well!

JBassem said...

Such a cool layout and you executed this technique GORGEOUSLY! Yes, autumn is my favorite season too, God + trees = splendor!

Christine Blain said...

Wow, Karen, this is stunning! I love that you used glossy card - must try that. I also love the drama that the black stamping adds. This is one beautiful card!