Friday, September 15, 2017

Colorful Seasons SBTD Blog Hop


Welcome to Stampers by the Dozen (SBTD Blog Hop for September. We are a group of 12 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world, sharing our creative projects to help inspire you. This month's theme is all about trees, leaves and branches. If you are following along with the Blog Hop, you have just visited Susan Simpson's blog and her wonderful projects.

Stampin' Up! has so many wonderful stamp sets featuring trees, leaves and branches to choose from.  I chose the Colorful Seasons Bundle, one of my new favorite bundles from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. This bundle is so versatile and can be used for projects all through the year.

Here in Colorado, we are preparing for the arrival of Fall. I love the warm colors that reflect the changing of the leaves as nature prepares itself for Winter. The leaves begin to change from their Summer green to warm tones of yellow, orange and red, signaling that cooler weather is here to stay.

For my first card I used the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item #143708) to create the look a wood fence. I love the texture this folder creates and when I sponged the Crumb Cake cardstock with Crumb Cake Classic ink, it really brought out the detail of the wood grain. I used the large and small solid leaf dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets dies (item #143751) to cut out one large leaf and two of the smaller leaves from the Crumb Cake cardstock layer. Using the detailed Leaf die, I cut out one leaf from a scrap of Gold Foil.

To create the color for the smaller leaves, I punched out one circle of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and one circle of Pumpkin Pie using the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. I adhered the circles to the back side of the Crumb Cake cardstock so that the colors were visible through the die cut openings.


Next, I adhered the Crumb Cake cardstock layer to a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and then inlaid the Gold Detail Leaf die cut into the large leaf opening using a little Snail adhesive to hold it in place. The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (item #143855) and I heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. I then used the Oval Layering dies to cut out the sentiment and layered it with a scalloped oval of Chocolate Chip cardstock. I attached the sentiment to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I attached the layers to a Chocolate Chip cardstock base. For a little sparkle, I outlined the smaller leaves with Wink of Stella to help them stand out.
This card design would work well for a masculine card for the men in your life.


My second card has a slightly more summery feel to it with just a touch of Fall from the Pumpkin Pie leaves. With this card I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set (item #143726) for a watercolor look to the leaves. For the large and small Pumpkin Pie leaves, I stamped off once to give a lighter shade of orange and then stamped the detailed leaf stamp image full strength in Pumpkin Pie to give it added depth and definition. I stamped the smaller leaf stamp in Pear Pizzazz Class ink  The sentiment has been embossed with Copper embossing powder for a touch of elegance.

The card base and first layer of this card are Pear Pizzazz cardstock, one of my go-to greens. I embossed the layer with the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item #143704) to add a some texture to the card. I punched out circles of Gold and Copper Foil with the 1 3/8" Circle punch debossed them also using the Layered Leaves embossing folder. The large Whisper White circle was die cut with the largest circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. I love the detail of the stitching on the circle to finish it off.  This card design would be wonderful as a birthday or Thank You card.

I hope you have enjoyed the two cards I have created for you today. Now it is time to visit Lyndsay Carara and see her wonderful creations. Just click on her name or the Next image to reach her blog. If you get lost, use the Blog Hop Roll Call below to find your way.



Blog Hop Roll Call

Karie Beglau 
Judi Anderson 
Susan Simpson 
Tricia Butts  You are here
Lyndsay LaRae Carara 
Courtenay Heuston 
Carly Middleton 
Sharleen Luciano 
Vicky Thompson 
Anastasia Radloff


Purchase the Bundle, Save 10%! Colorful Seasons Bundle item #145348 


21 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Karie. Fall is definitely in the air here in Colorado.

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Carly. My customers loved it too.

      Delete
  3. Your cards are really pretty Tricia

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great idea to add both copper and gold!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Susan. I think copper is wonderful for Fall projects and I love how copper and gold look together.

      Delete
  5. Love the cards! So nice to see on your profile that you also like TWILIGHT. Me too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rosemarie. Yes, I can remember reading all the books in one week over Spring Break years ago. Great series of books to read.

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you liked it.

      Delete
  7. Lovely Fall cards, just beautiful. TFS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sharleen. I love Fall and all the wonderful colors associated with the season. I am so glad you liked my cards.

      Delete
  8. Very nice. I really like the embossed leaves.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tashana. I love embossing as a way to add texture to a project. I'm glad you liked it.

      Delete
  9. I am understanding why this bundle is so popular with such lovely cards

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Courtenay. This bundle is so versatile. You can really use it all year round for projects. I love the variety.

      Delete
  10. Love the cards! So nice to see on your profile that you also like TWILIGHT. Me too!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love the cards! So nice to see on your profile that you also like TWILIGHT. Me too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rosemarie. Yes, I loved reading the books and enjoyed the movies as well. I read the series in one week during Spring Break several years ago. It was a great way to spend a cold and snowy week.

      Delete