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Thursday, November 11, 2010

I told you I'd be here ~ here I am!

I told you I'd be here with something to post and I am ~ and so early.  Well, early for me anyway!  Are you ready for some Fall cards?  That's what I've got to show you.  This year I've made a few cards for some of Danielle's old teachers who used to buy cards from me and I want to share them with you.  I won't bore you with any chit chat today, just all business Ü

Now you might need a double take on these first two cards - no they are not identical, they are just alike.
The base card is Kraft that I layered with some DP from my Provocraft Americana Patchwork collection.  The image is a digi image from Karen's Doodles that I printed and colored in with my pencils and gamsol.  I used markers here and there for little touches.  I cut the image out with my oval nestie and then cut out a scallop oval nestie to layer behind the image.  Before I placed the image panel down I took a piece of scrap Kraft card stock and added a length of ribbon to it and added it to the center of the paper.  Once the image panel was added I picked out some primas and some eyelet/brads and added them with glue dots around the panel.  Once everything was in place I added some stickles for a little glitter here and there and I was complete.  The next card is basically the same with just a different image from Karen's Doodles. 
This image was also printed and colored with pencils and gamsol.  I generally print the image out then hit it with the heat gun for a minute to make sure that the printer ink does not get all muttled up when using the gamsol.  I've not had any trouble with the images that way.
Some of you who've been follower's for who have come to my blog for a while may remember this image.  I've had this stamp for years and years - it is probably one of the first stamps I purchased.  It is an image from D.O.T.S. (yes, it's that old!) who is now called Close To My Heart.  I just love this image, it's very "Fall-y".  The base card is Real Red that I layered with Creamy Caramel and some DP from Paper Pizzaz. If you notice that the orange layer kind of looks a little like wood grain?  That paper did not have a maker on it ~ but I sponged some Close to Cocoa ink around that layer before adding it to the card. 

I stamped the image and colored it with my pencils and gamsol then cut the image out and adhered it with pop dots to the card.  I had a couple of the Chocolate Chip swirls on my desk left over from another project and I added those to the corners for a little fun. 

I hope that you enjoyed these cards today, and that they inspire you to create something Fall-like.  As I look out the window today I see all the Fall colors and it's so pretty.  Even though I'm a little busy I just might take the pooch for a walk, it's a beautiful day!  Not too long before the cold Winter will be upon us.

Have a super great day! 

3 comments:

Maricel Fabi said...

Sweet and totally awesome cards!

Louise said...

Hi there Joanie :)
I´ve been looking around your blog for a while now and wow! I´m so inspired by all of your beautiful things :)
Thank´s for following me :)
Hugs

Cardmaking said...

Wow. They are so lovely. Have you ever used A4 card?