Friday, November 13, 2009

Autumn is in the Air!

This is Joy and today's card is perfect for autumn! I used Making Memories Autumn Splendor papers, Club Scrap and Core'dinations cardstock, the Cuttlebug Victoria folder and the most fabulous Picturesque and Mini Monograms Cricut cartridges!

A little background on the Picturesque cartridge: Currently, it is only available in a bundled package that you can see by clicking HERE!

This card is an A2 card - 4 1/4"x 5 1/2",using green Core'dinations cardstock as a base. The first layer was cut 1/4" smaller on all sides (4" x 5 1/4") and then inked with chestnut roan Cats Eye chalk ink. I cut a section of red Club Scrap cardstock (from the Matrix kit) at 2 1/2" x 4" and then mounted a section of MM Autumn Splendor paper cut at 2 1/4" x 4". I tied a section of thin red striped ribbon around this (ribbon from Michaels).

Above, the bird (robin1) on the front of the card was cut at 1 1/2" using the regular cut, shadow and framework feature keys. The nest was cut at 1 1/4" using regular cut, shadow and framework feature keys. I cut the nest a little smaller as it looked better to me. I used a jeweled accent for the eye of the bird. The framework feature key adds a beautiful outline to the objects on Picturesque, as seen on the bird.

The nest was accented using the small Martha Stewart branch punch. It just adds a nice touch of texture. I punched those branches in two colors of brown cardstock.

The yellow scalloped circle was cut at 3" and run through the Cuttlebug using the Victoria folder to give it some more texture. A shadowed version of the scalloped circle was cut out at 3 1/4". Both of these circles can be found on the Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge. The circles were placed on the 3 1/2"x 3 3/4" paper that had been matted onto green Core'dinations cardstock. I then pop dotted that onto the background section.

No card is complete without finishing off the inside - especially when you use a darker cardstock as a base of the card. The inside lined paper is from Recollections and was inked with Cats Eye chalk ink. Then, a coordinating piece of Making Memories Autumn Splendor paper was placed on the left hand side. Finally, a sentiment stamp from Michaels, "Autumn is in the Air", was stamped with dark brown ink (Tim Holtz).

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so grateful this year for my family and friends - people are what matter most!



Donna VW said...

This is so cute - inside and out. I love the bird, they are really popular right now. I had not seen Martha's branch punch, but it is perfect for something like this.

4kids4 said...

Pretty card!! You just gave me another reason to buy that branch punch!!! TFS! ~Sharon

Unknown said...

What a great card, Joy!!!

Diane said...

What a beautiful card - I love all the details!

KarenN said...

Wow!! Great card Joy.

Katherine said...

How cute!

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mary said...

Lovely card. I love birds. They seem to be a strong design this winter. Penqiuns are so cute this year also.

Tammy said...

Love your card Joy! You always do such wonderful work! And those branches! Didn't know bout those!! TFS!!

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Leonie Castro said...

Beautiful card!

BeckyIN said...

love the card so cute