Saturday, September 24, 2016

Two Fall Cards

I'm still in full-swing making fall & Halloween cards to send to Send a Smile 4 Kids next month. I decided to focus on just general fall for this first one.

I used Sketch #SC593 from for my design. I opened the "Sunflowers - Stain Glass" image from Bugaboo Stamps (discontinued) in Photoshop, as well as one of the greetings from Doodle Pantry's "Scarecrow Birdie" set. I created a blank "canvas" the size of my finished panel on the card, & moved the image & greeting onto that. After resizing & positioning each where I wanted it, I printed them onto a panel of Canson XL Mixed Media paper. I colored the image with my Inktense pencils, using a damp paintbrush to pick up the color from the pencils and apply it to my paper. Finally, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to just the sunflowers & leaves, for an added bit of sparkle.

To finish my card, I cut 4 patterned paper pieces (all from my scrap stash) to size. I adhered my focal panel to a piece of purple cardstock that I'd cut to 4.25x5.5", and then adhered the other pieces in place. Finally, I mounted my card front to a white A2 card base.

I suppose you could say my second card has a bit of a Halloween feel to it, mostly because of the patterned paper I used for the background. The paper is one that I've had--probably for years--in my scrap stash. I don't know why I got it (almost certainly for scrapbooking, though, since it was a 12x12" sheet); when I got it; and when I'd ever use it, since I don't really have Halloween photos to scrapbook. It seemed to be the perfect background for Doodle Pantry's "Candy Apple" image (apparently discontinued), though, so I used it here!

I chose Sketch #SC579 from for this card design. After I sized the apple in Photoshop, I printed it on a piece of Canson XL Mixed Media paper. I colored it with my Inktense pencils & a damp paintbrush, and fussy cut it out. I "painted" the edges with a black brush-tip marker, just to camouflage the white core of the paper and make it blend in better with the black outline of the image.

After cutting my cardstock & patterned paper pieces to size, I printed the greeting, also from "Candy Apple," on the wider yellow strip. I used a 2" circle punch to create the "hole" for the apple to sit in. I assembled all my pieces, popped the apple up on foam tape, & coated the caramel with Glossy Accents.

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #164: "Fall Colors & a Sentiment"
Doodle Pantry Ants in My Pants Digital Challenge: "Anything Goes" (second card only)
Pile It On #117: "Autumn Colors/Theme"
Send a Smile 4 Kids: "Fall Colors 4 Kids"
Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes" (first card only)


  1. Fabulous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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  2. A great card. Love the composition. We all have stash we don't know why we bought. This paper has been put to good use. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. Back to say your 1st card hass lovely colours and I love the co-ordinating panel. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  4. Love both of your fall cards! Thanks for joining AIMPDC#21 hope to see you again and good luck! Dawn Doodle Pantry DT

  5. Both cards are beautiful!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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    1. Awesome cards with fall colors Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge this week
      Hugs Zeljka DT

  6. Beautiful cards. nice colors in your stained glass image. Great job. Just perfect for our Autumn colors challenge at Pile It On. Best luck.


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