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In a Nutshell...

>> Friday, November 16, 2012

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I am sooo NOT ready.  A day of shopping, a day or so of baking and cleaning up then a day of cooking and eating. Are there enough days till then? I can't see a lot card making in my future so I'd better get busy now!

So one more fall card before we skip on into the official Christmas season. I should probably mention that some retail establishments apparently do not own a calendar. I saw one particular craft store that had several full on Christmas isles on the first day of Summer!! That means June 20th! Come on...really??

For this card I combined the In a Nutshell sentiment w/ the Happy Fall Y'all greeting. I stamped the first one onto a die cut piece then added both the Silhouette Leaf and Open Leaf. I stamped another open leaf and a Fall Leaf w/ Acorn, colored them w/ copics and cut them out. For the background color, I used an acrylic block and pressed it onto a rainbow ink pad, misted w/ water then stamped. I sponged a little extra ink around the edges of the big panel and added some dots of gold Pearl pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Supplies:
stamps: In a Nutshell, Happy Fall Y'all, Open Leaf, Silhouette Leaf, Fall Leaf w/ Acorn
paper: white, moss green
ink: Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves, Memento rich cocoa, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Pumpkin Spice
accessories: Spellbinders labels 1 & 8 dies, pennant dies, Copic markers, gold Pearl pen

8 comments:

Shelia said...

Julie I really like the background you created for this cute fall card!! Great color combo & design too!!

Karin said...

Very cool bg technique! Love the sentiment banners too...Such a great seasonal card :)

Mary said...

Awesome card...Colors are very pretty...

Pam said...

Julie, this is so pretty! The detail and placement of your images is great and I like the sentiments you put together.

Janett said...

Beautiful Julie

Samantha said...

Wonderful fall card, Julie! You've definitely captured the colors of the season. Great job!

Jennifer E. said...

Love the bg and your multicolored leaves! I've seen this technique a lot lately and need to give it a try myself. Thanks for the reminder!

Sue said...

Man, I love how you color your leaves!!! So realistic they look just like the ones I've been raking!

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