Friday, 18 September 2009

New catty sneak peek! Autumn Days

It's a really autumnal morning here. Summer seems to have left us for good now. So I thought it was time for this card. It’s inspired by a card made by a stamper called Shannon Bracken – I changed it around a bit of course; that happens even when I don’t try!

Do you recognise the stamp set? I hope not because it’s a brand new one from the new catalogue. It’s called Autumn Days and features these gorgeous foliage/wheat stamps as well as a handsome pheasant. Perfect for the colours from the Earth Elements family.

I stamped the images, then “stamped off” – that is I stamped again without reinking. This gives a paler shade and I really like the effect on this card. Then I sponged chalk around the edges of the cardstock with the matching Stampin’ Pastels, before inking the edges of the cardstock with Creamy Caramel. The vanilla tab received the same treatment. I inked around the edges of the main card base with Pumpkin Pie.

Stamps: Autumn Days, Basic Phrases
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, textured Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Pastels, Kraft taffeta ribbon

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  1. I love it - I hope you don't mind if I borrow this :)

  2. This is gorgeous Helen, love the stamping off technique, must try that.

    Jan x

  3. That is lovely. Funny thing is...I 'cased' exactly that card too. Freaky and mine turned out different too. It's a gorgeous set. CC

  4. Your card is just wonderful ! Ilove the colours and stamps

  5. I wasn't sure I liked this set when I saw it but you have done a fab job with it. Made me see it completely diferent - another one to add to the list
    Love Terri XX

  6. Great colors. Love the layout. Really great card

  7. Thank you for this card Helen... I have had crafter's block trying to put together a second card for my class on saturday using autumn days and this is just the job! soooo pleased :)


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