Wednesday, September 22, 2010

First Day of Fall! Autumn's Splendor & Blog Candy

I don't know about all of you but I am more than ready for the nice fall weather!

I love summer and was not minding the heat until.........the air went out.
So hear I sit hoping that it will cool off enough to sleep!
So I am thinking cool thoughts! I hope this card inspires you to spring into fall!


So let me start by saying this card just got bigger and more layered and it is more than I usually do on a card but I must admit, I love the way this card came out! So I will try to take you through it step by step.

  1. Cut your base card to 5 X 7 and use just a little double stick tape that you tear (La'Dore) and put it on the bottom edge and add leafing and brush off the excess.
  2. The next step was to get the leaves ready for the final step. These are the three leaves that overlap the sentiment. I used the translucent paste on the ever faithful non stick craft sheet and let dry. I then placed the stencil back over the leaves and applied glue ink. Then comes the leafing. Finally you peel the dry leaves carefully off the craft sheet and run through your sticker maker and set aside.
  3. I got these great leaves by Prima and just started layering them on the base card.
  4. I used the translucent paste on the leaf background, let it dry and used the same process as the leaves in step 2.
  5. Here is a HUGE secret. I use everything if it is not nailed down. The great paper/card the paste leaf background is layered on....card that some Prima flowers came on! Use a deckle pair of scissors on the edges!
  6. I stenciled the sentiment on the card stock with chalk (PanPastels) and then used translucent paste over the words.
  7. I edged the sentiment with some great deep colors of the chalk.
  8. I started attaching layers. Prima packaging card/leaf background/sentiment/some additional Prima leaves.
  9. I added a button and now peeled the "sticker" leaves and attached them to the card.
  10. Now with me it is not done unless it has some glitter so used just a touch of glitter on the last leaves attached
  11. Of course it is all topped off with a GREAT ribbon from Bo-Bunny.

In order to do this card you need the supplies but mostly patience to let all the embossing paste dry! I just love all the different paste that Dreamweaver has. All stencils used are also Dreamweaver Designs!
Check out my other cards and idea on my blog kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com


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18 comments:

Court said...

Gorgeous!

stefeni said...

Great card! It looks as if you just picked it up off the ground..in a good way! It's beautiful.

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ILONA said...

...oh, what a great card, thank you for your inspiration and your tutorial...;)

ILONA

http://schnutiskreativeseite.blogspot.com/

Kim. said...

Oooh now this is different but I really like it, it has so much character to it.
Kim xXx

littlen said...

this card is absolutely beautiful. tfs.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

iris uy said...

you make beautiful cards!! I am card challenged you see... haha so I drool over beautiful cards such as the ones you make!

pcrusberg said...

You could always come to San Diego. We've had the coldest summer in 73 years! I love your card. The colors are just beautiful. Thanks!

Kristi said...

I have friends in San Diego! LOL just send me the plane ticket! ROFLMBO!!!! Thank you all for the kind comments.

Chris Wooten said...

love to come here for all the ideas. You would be my very best friend if I could win these primcess cartridges. my granddaughter has been begging for the princess cart.

grandma has 3 grandkids to feed and buy food for, so i could sure use a give away free cartridge. thank you so much

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Chris Wooten said...

very pretty, I love fall. wish it would hurry up an arrive, lol.

You would be my very best friend if I could win these primcess cartridges. my granddaughter has been begging for the princess cart.

grandma has 3 grandkids to feed and buy food for, so i could sure use a give away free cartridge. thank you so much

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

jayma15 said...

Did you say patience?? LOL count me out. I do think this card is beautiful!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card!

Sasha Holloway said...

WOW that came out so pretty I love all the layering you did on this ..

BETH said...

Beautiful I love it. Thank You!!!!

Kristi said...

Thank you all again...I am overwhelmed and so glad you are enjoying!

Melissa said...

GORGEOUS card!!!

Jennifer said...

What an amazing card!!! :) It looks complicated & time-consuming...I will have to get some of that great ribbon, though!

Thanks for sharing,

Jennifer