Thursday, November 15, 2012

CCEE1246 - Fall/Thanksgiving

Vicky Gould asked the CCEE Stampers to make a Fall or Thanksgiving card this week.  My family is coming to my house for Thanksgiving dinner next week, and I like to give everyone a card -- so I was happy to do this challenge.  Here's the card I made for Vicky's challenge:


I wanted to try something that was new to me on my card.  While not totally new to me, I rarely use direct-to-paper.   I punched the leaves from a piece of yellow copy paper (cardstock was too heavy for my punch), and then I swiped a multi-colored inkpad across the punched-out leaves.  After gluing the leaves down across the center of the cardstock, I scored a line above and below them and drew a line through the score-line using a marker.  Then I stippled some grey-green ink around the leaves between the lines.

We'd love for you to join us and make a Fall/Thanksgiving card.  Just link your card, using Mr. Linky, on the CCEE Stampers blog.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Autumn Splendor
Paper:  MFP Orange Smooth, Corn Husk
Ink:  SU Pumpkin Patch spectrum pad, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Scor-Pal, Stipple brush, Marvy oak leaf punch

9 comments:

Rachael said...

Beautiful! I love doing techniques I don't use very often, gives a different look and lets me feel "out of my box", so to speak. :)

Benzi said...

Your leaves looking amazing, Lois. Swiping with an inkpad added lots of interest to those leaves. Beautiful Fall creation!

Vicky Gould said...

Beautiful job on those leaves, Lois. What a pretty card. Have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the results you got with the direct to paper tq! Those leaves are beautiful!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

A new technique to me and it looks awesome, Lois!! Beautiful Thanksgiving card!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
How very pretty and elegant! Your technique turned out wonderfully.

Joanne (jojot) said...

those leaves are just gorgeous...so bright and festive in color.....great technique, Lois

Sabrina said...

Love the stippling around the leaves - it reminds me of one day this week when I was watching dead leaves floating down the river in work, and the sunshine was catching the ripples in the water. And your leaves are just gorgeous - a multi-colour pad sounds like such a clever and easy way to get that autumn look.

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Beautiful card. I love the leaves and paper. AJ-