Hello everyone.  I don't have a lot to blog about today because it was just another day at the office. Let me see...well we finished our 17th week of Weight Watchers and the results weren't too bad although I don't think I'm going to go another 17 weeks, at least not with the holidays just around the corner.  Maybe for the New Year I'll be more inclined to sign up again after I've put on a few extra holiday pounds. Strange how we really add the pounds at the end of the year only to vow to lose it the following year. Wonder if pounds are recycable?  Well here is my newest card that took me longer than I thought it would to make.  I kept getting the sequence of steps wrong in applying this technique.  I had to get it right if I was going to enter the challenge over at The Outlawz .  This particular challenge required you to create something with Fall colors or Harvest being the theme of the card.  The twist however was you had to include a technique and spell it out in your description of the card.  There was a bit more but you can hop on over to The Outlawz and join in for a bit of fun.  This particular challenge came from Saturday's Paper Ala Mode Challenge group.  So without further ado here is my card:

The base of the card is SU Chocolate Chip cardstock
The first mat layer is from "Me and My Big Ideas" speciality cardstock pack
I added the stamp "Autumn is in the air" directly to the paper using Saddle Brown Stazon Ink
The brads are from Recollection
I used a SU die to cut the shape from plain white cardstock I picked up at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
So now for the technique: Using walnut stain distress ink I stamped the leaf (Inkadinkadoo) in the corner of the shape.  I proceeded to mask the leaf using Glossy Accents (that is my masking technique using glossy accents).  Once the glossy accent dries it will resist ink and if you do get some ink on the glossy accent you can easily remove it with a baby wipe.
As you can see I overstamped mine with some writing, and then again with a flourish. To finish it off I added a few buttons in the fall colors and some twine to draw attention to the leaf. Lastly to make the shape stand out a bit I adhered it to a piece of white cardstock and then cut, distressed and inked the edges to soften it up.

As always Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back often.  Don't forget your comments are welcomed and appreciated.  Go out and find beauty in all things...then come back and craft it!

1 comment:

Maria André said...

Hi Mema!
Thanks for your comment. Yes I'm a follower to your blog :)
Why can't you read my blog when I'm typing everything in both swedish and english? Plz let me know how to ease it up :)

hugs// M

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