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Fall and Winter Cards

This past weekend was my birthday.  I had a wonderful time!  I got a nap and a chance to make some cards.

This card is made with the Star Pixie image from Rick St. Dennis.  Rick St. Dennis is the Paper A La Mode Challenge sponsor at the Outlawz.  I love this cute image!  I colored it up with some colored pencils and mineral spirits.  I made my bg with some black paper and a gel pen.  Fun Christmas card - I think I will make some more. 

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  I couldn't resist casing sweet Lisa (Shoe Girl).  THIS is her card I cased.   I loved the way she did the sentiment and the colors she used. I kept her same sketch, but I moved the sentiment and main focal images plus I made all my dp using DRS Designs Stamps and a stencil.

Started everything out as blank white paper (except the brown mat on the banner and circle). Used DRS Designs Vicki's Versatile background on the base panel, sponged it with TH distress inks and then drug the Walnut stain pad along to make my plank borders. Then I ran that panel through the SU! Woodgrain embossing folder. For the plaid bg, I sponged some distress ink all over and then took the remaining colors and some SU! Real Red and rubbed them over a stencil (made with a lattice die). Next, I used the DRS script font background stamp on a panel and then cut out a circle with an SB Die. Sponged on some distress inks and then used a SU! flourish image and some gold glitter ep to make some gold flourishes which you can't really see too good in yhe picture (they are gorgeous IRL). Cut out a leaf with a SB leaf die and used the colors already used on the card and laying around my counter.

I want to send this to a nephew who was baptized this weekend - his whole family was baptized - how wonderful is that! So I used a sentiment from ODBD - I cut it down so I could just focus on the Glory to God words.

This is also for the MIX144 challenge which is to use Fall Colors (I have ink and ep as my mediums) and the F$A297 which is also to use Fall colors.



  1. Two stunning cards,love them both,belated birthday wishes.xxxx

  2. The three little guys are so cute and I ADORE the second card with the maple leaf (no surprise LOL) and the rich colours.

  3. Two gorgeous cards, such a sweet image on the first one and the second one is stunning, such lovely rich colours and fabulous design.

  4. Those little guys on the first card are beyond precious! SO fun and cute and a wonderful 'blackboard' background! Love this!
    Your second card is absolutely stunning! The colors are so beautiful.
    Love both of these!

  5. The tall hat guys are just TOO cute!! ;) I love the stunning Fall leaf design as well!! You make some really beautiful designs my friend! HUGS

  6. Happy belated birthday! Scorpios are amazing people! Love both of your cards especially the second one, just beautiful!

  7. So Sorry I missed your birthday, but happy belated wishes and I hope it was a great one for you! I love the background paper on the first with those cute kiddies, but the 2nd card is just amazing! I love the stenciled banner and all the distressing! Gorgeous!


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