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  • Happy Fall Tree

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    It sure has felt like fall the last few days. It’s been downright chilly and the trees are showing some wonderful colors.

    This card is for aColor Combo Challenge by Scrapmaster’s Paradise and it’s being sponsored today by DRS Designs! The colors for this challenge are Crushed Curry, Really Rust and Always Artichoke. What great fall colors!

    I’m using a brand new fall image, L070 Spooky Tree w/Moon along with E580x Happy Fall One ‘n All, D701 Medium Silhouette Leaf and H618x 2Fall Leaf Background.

    The tree was stamped on to vanilla c/s w/ the chocolate ink and I painted some bleach into the moon area. It was cut w/ a Spellbinders oval Nestie and a technique I came up with called Out of the Box Nestie. A little color was added w/ markers and after I edged it w/ the markers, I used a water brush around the edge to blur it.  It’s attached to rust and artichoke ovals.

    The curry bg was stamped w/ the leaf background image and a combination of palm leaf and sienna inks. The edge was punched and it was attached to an artichoke layer w/ one rounded edge, then a rust layer.

    Happy Fall Tree close up 3720acThe greeting was stamped w/ the chocolate ink, then I used an ochre marker to trace the letters.  Two leaves were stamped using the Kpad and cut out. I made two faux brads by using a 1/4″ hole punch on part of another stamped leaf and attaching them to pieces of punched cardboard.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the challenge!

    stamps: DRS Designs
    paper: vanilla, crushed curry, really rust, always artichoke
    ink: Ancient Page chocolate, sienna, palm leaf, Kaleidacolor Creole Spice
    accessories: markers, border punch (EK Success), 1/4″ hole punch, foam tape, Spellbinders ovals sets, water brush, bleach

  • October Fan Club Gallery Sneak Peek!

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    Round, round get around, I get around. That could be the theme song for October’s Dirty Dozen Gallery. I hope y’all are all members because it would be a shame to miss this fantastic gallery! There are so many scrumptious projects this month-just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re not a member, why not? It’s fast, easy, low cost and a lot of bang for the buck. You not only get to see the FC gallery, you get access to exclusive tutorials, templates and 24/7 uploading privledges. And you support the best stamping community around.  Check it out here! You’ll be glad you did.


  • H is for Harvest

    This is my combo for yesterday’s sketch and today’s ways to use it challenges. I had a lot of fun w/ both of these.

    I stamped all the images (FireCracker Designs ) w/ either sienna ink or the Kpads (leaves only). I colored the pumpkins w/ markers and used a blender on the leaves. Then I outlined everything w/ a brown gel pen to give a little more definition. Everything was cut out.

    The green and marigold layers, I used cb border folders on. The vanilla rectangle behind the pumpkins I used the harvest folder. I used the nestie rectangles to get my long frame and the small sentiment frame. This was a little bit complicated until I figured out how to make my standard rectangle dies cut a long rectangle. Since I don’t have the long rect. set yet, I played around until I figured out I could get my std. rect. to do the same thing. I’ll probably have to do it again and take pics cause it’s a little hard to explain. After I cut the long rect., I used the frame of the large one and sponged on green ink. I did the same to the small one and stamped the sentiment in the center.

    The dp looking stuff is actually wrapping paper. I die cut the letter and shadow then attached them to a nestie circle. I added two little ribbon tabs on the left side.

    I’ll try to explain how I made a long rectangle out of a standard nestie rectangle. Basically, take for example, the 1″ x 2″ nestie rectangle and make your card stock larger, say, 1 1/2″ X 4″. Place your nestie on the card stock near one end. It’s probably important to note that I use mine with the original Sizzix machine, so I don’t know what you’d have to do differently for other machines. Then place the die in the machine but not all the way. Leave the last 1/2″ or so (toward the center) uncut. Place on your mat and emboss. Carefully remove the nestie die and reposition toward the opposite end and repeat, again omitting the last 1/2″ toward the center. If done correctly, you will have a long, 1″ x approx 3 1/2″ rectangle. If you’ll check back tomorrow, I’ll try to have pics and a better description. Pics will make it so much easier to understand.

    UPDATE: Here’s the tutorial for this. Resizing Your Nesties

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    Stamps: FireCracker Designs by Pamela
    Paper: vanilla, = to marigold morning, bravo burgundy, garden green, wrapping paper
    Ink: Ancient Page sienna, leaf green, bordeaux, Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves & Desert Heat rainbow pads
    Accessories: foam tape, Sizzix shadow letter die, nestie rectangles & circles, cb harvest and just my type border folders, markers, brown gel pen, ribbon