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9/18/2014

Falling Leaves

Good afternoon and a warm welcome to Pam of Pamscrafts  who is my newest follower. Pam has just joined the Poppy Stamps as a Design Team member, and my goodness, you must see how she uses these awesome dies to create some wonderful cards.

Today's card is back on the Fall theme...


Penny Black Falling Leaves cling stamp inked with Memento Espresso Truffle ink, colored with copics. Die cut with S/B Decorative label 34. Used copics to stencil some color around the edges, and not sure I'm liking that look after it was done.  Image is popped up on dimensional foam. As I'm seeing the photo, I'm noticing that the coloring needs more contrast too, it's way too pale for a fall card. May have to go back and touch up with some darker shading.

- S/B Curved Brackets for the border edging. Two of the dies were placed together to cut the green border. The bottom placement die cut the pierced edge while the top die cut the decorative element. This is the first time I've tried using 2 of the border dies together to make a cut.

- Leaf buttons from a $1.00 Walmart bag, and the top small leaf is close to the same yellow color as the edging on the sentiment, although it looks tan in the photo. The DP in the top left is a fall design that was purchased from Walmart - probably Paper Studio. A piece of that was cut with the bracket dies and trims the bottom edge of the inside.

Computer generated sentiment punched with a SU punch, distressed with distress ink.

Think this card might fit in with the Penny Black and More Autumn Colors Challenge, so will be linking there. And since this stamp is a few years old, and I don't think I've ever inked it up before, it's also going over to Our Darnell's http://www.djkardkreations.com/2014/09/nbus-challenge-2-here-we-go.html - she's celebrating reaching the 600 followers milestone. I hope you'll check out both these challenges and find time to play along.

In the meantime, big hugs and have a wonderful afternoon. I'm off to get a pedicure (tole ya I was gonna try to find a way to fund this indulgence!) Thanks for visiting.

33 comments:

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such an adorable image, it's a gorgeous card Mary. Ooo, pedicure sounds nice and lush, hope you had a wonderful time.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Darnell J Knauss said...

That PB baby enjoying the falling leaves is such a happy image that cannot help but bring a smile! Mary, you've done a masterful job of framing the baby with your dies and those fun embellies!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge!! Enjoy your pedi! Hugs, Darnell

Carol said...

A beautiful card Mary, cute image and I love the labels die you've used. Enjoy your pedicure. Carol x

Jacee said...

This is lovely Mary, such an adorable image, mega cute!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

What a lovely card. In the UK we don't celebrate Autumn (Fall:)) like you do, which is a shame as we need cheering up as the Summer season bows out and Autumn makes us think of Winter.

Hope you have had a nice day and you get a Fab Friday.

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Mary. He is so cute and is have some fun in those leaves. The green border die is so pretty and love the leaf embellishments.
Have a lovely evening.
Hugs Sharon. x

Pippa said...

Those were the days, kicking through the autumn leaves, jumping in the swept up piles, not a care in the world! Love the card Mary x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, love your sweet card, lovely image and just love all the falling leaves, gorgeous Autumnal background, hugs Kate x

Sarah said...

That cutie is having so much fun Mary, love the leafy buttons too, a great touch. Hope the toenails will be painted with an autumnal shade of nail lacquer!! xx

Redanne said...

Ahh, that PB baby image is just adorable, it really made me smile. Your card is beautiful Mary, I love it! Hugs, Anne xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a fab card.
I love the shape of the bottom of your card.
Sweet stamped image too.
I canot believe those fab buttons were only a $1.00 at Walmart of all places.

Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

hi Mary, awww thank you for mentioning me and the link.
Wonderful card love the cute image, beautiful Autumn colours and embellishments.
hugs pam

crafty-stamper said...

I love this image and love the leaves
Carol x

Sue said...

Aww what a lovely image Mary and I've been catching up on your lovely cards I have missed..hopefully this household will be less stressful now LOL lots of huggles hope you enjoyed your pedicure ..Sue xxx

Lisa said...

Oh, how sweet is this!! That image is so adorable!! He's having so much fun :) Love the design and all of the awesome details!! Fabulous card, Mary!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mrs A. said...

I like the cute image of the baby playing with the leaves. Blogger is playing hide and seek with my readers list again so having a stab at visiting my many friends to see what you have all been up to. hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Mary! Wonderful card design, and now I need to get that fabulous SB die! WOW! So many dies, so few cards made. It must equal out to about $300 per card LOL. Lovely coloring on this sweet little guy! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Cute image and a wonderful card! I love the way you used the two dies together on here. Fantastic!!!
Lynn

aussie aNNie said...

SUPER gorgeous card love Mary, love the image and gorgeous colouring. I have been making a lot of cards with autumn colours and love them, this is just beautiful.xxxxThe Journey is the Start

Sheila H said...

The image is so cute, Mary. I love your dies. This makes me smile. And a pedicure sound wonderful :)

Maxine D said...

Sweet image Mary and beautifully coloured - love the treatment of the edge of the die cut!
Blessings
Maxine

brenda said...

A really sweet card Mary, thanks so much for sharing your lovey work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love all the dies and borders you packed into this little card. Cute little embellishments and a precious little image - he sure is having fun with those leaves, isn't he!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Ellie said...

Such a sweet card, darling image and so beautifully designed.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

Petra Swart said...

What a sweet little baby, Mary and such a cute card!! Love the two leaf buttons (...and all the rest!!)

Hope you enjoyed your pedi - a girl needs to be spoiled every now and again, hey!!!!

Have a super weekend!!!
Hugz

Shirley said...

A gorgeous card I'm loving all your pretty Autumnal colours too.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us next month too.

Shirley

Bonnie said...

This little guy reminds me of Jack last year! He had such fun scattering the leaves we racked up! Love those leaf buttons and of course your coloring is impeccable and you have the wonderful background!

Faith A said...

That little guy is adorable, I can hear the rustling of the leaves and the colours are lovely

Sarah Mabery said...

What a cute image. Coming over here is definitely testing my shopping moratorium will power. You have so many cool dies, it makes me want to buy more. :-) As usually, this piece so many fantastic elements.

Brenda said...

This card is beautiful Momma Mary! I love that sweet image of the boy playing in the leaves-just too cute. I also love the mat you have him on, that green border is so pretty and I love the buttons you have used on this beautiful fall card. Your sentient is perfect. I hope you enjoyed you pedicure and glad that you are finding a way to fund it cause you deserve it. Hugs, Brenda

JD/ Jill said...

Sweet image, and I like the dies you used to frame the image..and the pretty border on your card!

Sandy said...

This is so cute Mary - you sure are prolific!
Sandy xx