Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September Blog Hop Fall is in the Air

September Blog Hop - Fall is in the Air

Our theme this month is Fall is in the Air.  And I'll tell you, I am ready for it.  Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year.  Not just the beautiful colors but the cool weather.  Being from Washington, I melt if it's more than 80 degrees.
I found the inspiration for my card on pinterest, done by Susan Itell at Simple Stampin.  I had to use the colors she did because frankly they are gorgeous and perfect for fall.  And as Susan said, it's a super easy card with a big WOW!  My favorite!  I think I just found the technique I'm going to demonstrate at the Washington State Fair this Saturday the 6th, in the Hobby Hall from 11:30-1:30pm.

Started with a standard card base size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 of Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss layer is 4 x 5 1/4, and the Very Vanilla top layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Used dimensionals to pop up the Blackberry Bliss layer from the base.
Now for the fun and easy part.  Ink up your stamp (I used Crushed Curry) then with a couple sponge daubers I used one in Old Olive and randomly daubed on the stamp, then with the other dauber used Blackberry Bliss and daubed randomly also.  TA DA!  Easy Peasy!
If you are going to be making several of these make sure you clean your stamp after each card, because you don't want to ink up your stamp with the Crushed Curry if you still have Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss on your stamp.
For the ribbon I used glue dots to put a piece of Hello Honey across and a smaller piece to tie a knot around the strip.

Now for the envelope I used Regals Designer Series Paper Stack in the Crushed Curry and attached it to the flap.

Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set - 2014 Holiday Catalog
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock

Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

Mini Glue Dots
Blackberry Bliss Classic Pad
Old Olive Classic Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Pad

Now hop on over to Eva's Cards and Things for her "Fall is in the Air" stampin creation.

 Eva's Cards and Things


  1. I love this card!! What a great use of this stamp, fun, fall colors too!

  2. Beautifully done. I like the simplicity of the card and how you've inked up the stamp. TFS.

  3. This is beautiful. Never thought about using the different colors to the background. I might have to buy this set after all.

  4. Love your technique.....thanks for explaining! Thank you for sharing and participating!

  5. Love, love, love your card. Clever way to color the background around the word!

  6. Tina, I love how you did this... perfection!

  7. So pretty with those awesome fall colors you used!

  8. This is stunning- and you are right about those being perfect fall colors! Will have to try this technique!