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11/21/2015

DeeDee's Digis - Stitchy Fall

Good evening! First - help me give a big welcome to Amanda of Flutterbies and Heffalumps. Amanda has a new blog (which I found via another blog friend), so please pop over to welcome Amanda to this wonderful community of friends that we enjoy. You're in for a nice treat.

Also, check out the Cards by Friends tab, to enjoy 2 lovely card received this week. Did they ever brighten our day. I've been fighting a cold all last week, so not feeling like being on the computer much. Doing better this evening, but will probably get behind in commenting again, so will say Sorry up front! These cards were a happy spot on days that I felt miserable! So thanks to both sweet & talented ladies.

This evening the card has a DeeDee's Digi image, called Stitchy Fall. (pssst....there is a TERRIFIC sale going on at DeeDee's just now. If you want some fantastically cute images at a super price, do go check it out!). Not only are the designs cute as can be, there's pre-colored, line art - so you can choose your own colors, sentiments, and many sets include digi papers. This set had it all, but I chose to just use some of the precolored images, resized to fit what I wanted, and easy-peasy card. What is so nice about these cute sets, is you can combine images from sets, picking & choosing just what YOU want to use, how you want to use the elements.

OK..printed the pumpkin twice, cut out one, did a little shading and shaping with a stylus after fussy cutting. Bottom layer was cut with a S/B classic circle, edge sponging done while in the die. Leaf & acorn sized accordingly, with a little additional shading added with copics, fussy cut, some glossy accents added to the buttons on all the images, which makes each button look very 3D I think. Glued the fussy pumpkin over the circle punkin,... done.




- Background created with brusho-s (a brown - would you b'lieve brown can look like this?). Wet the paper, sprinkled the brusho crystals, let it spread around. The sprinkled some very scant amounts of the crystals & used a pipette filled with water to move around. This was something I'd seen done in a youtube - works great to fill in spaces where more color or pattern is desired.

The blue swirly piece at the top is another created background - forget how I did this one - but decided to use the leftover shapes - fit together to add a little pop of color behind the leaf & acorn. (snippet!). Still have some swirly pieces that will show up on other cards.

- sentiment was cut from a thin piece of chipboard that came from a package - used a ?Taylored Expression? set of dies. Wasn't sure how well this would cut since the media was thick-ish, so added the Sizzix Precision Plate to the sandwich. Did a few passes, checked. Cut ok for the most part, but helped just a tiny bit with Cutterbee scissors that have a fine point to get into tiny places. Used copic markers to try to get to the same shade of the blue snippety piece. Not exact match, but worked ok.

Easy card, and much fun to make. Ooops, forgot to say that after the background piece had dried overnight, used a Sheena Douglas Chevron EF to emboss.

My next posts will be scheduled posts. Thanks for coming by to visit, and big hugs & blessings to you.


24 comments:

Carol said...

A great fall make Mary, love all the background pieces you've used. Carol x

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! The background looks amazing!! I need to get some brusho!! I love that fun pumpkin!! What a gorgeous fall card this is my friend!! Hope you feel much better soon. Get well hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

Mary, how beautiful and innovative! Love the paper piecing and fantastic shapes! Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving! XXOO

Maxine D said...

Very pretty card Mary - I do hope you recover from the cold quickly - there is nothing worse!!
Blessings
Maxine

Redanne said...

The pumpkin is absolutely adorable, I love how you layered it up and the background - wow, the browns do indeed look beautiful and the chevron embossing looks fantastic. Beautiful work Mary! Hugs, Anne xx

brenda said...

Morning Mary,

A really eye catching Autumnal/Fall creation, the way you have shaped and decoupaged the pumpkin really makes it pop from the card. And a lovely brusho background, don't you just love the way no two are ever the same and every time it's a surprise.

B x

Sue said...

Hope you can shake the cold off.

Love the card.

Hope you are having a nice weekend. Sue

scrAPpamondo said...

Love this pumkin with the stitched layers and paper-pieced! It's stunning and really catch-eyes! Beautiful background, too, and the little embellishments matches very well with the center piece. The sentiment has a fabulous blue shade, it seems glittered :D
Have a great Sunday, Mary!

Donna said...

Oh I like this pumpkin set. I'm going to have to check this one out. It's the second time today I've seen a card using it. Very pretty! Yesterday we had snow so I'm kind of over the fall theme but fall is my favorite season. Have an awesome Thanksgiving.

Mrs A. said...

Love how you've created your background piece and pumpkin is just gorgeously paper pieced. Hugs Mrs A.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that background Mary! Great paper piecing too! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx

Pippa said...

Lovely card Mary.

Bonnie said...

What a pretty punkin, Mary! I love the dimension you've added by shading and shaping! Amazing background and sentiment too! Hope you Joe have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh, this is the sweetest patchwork pumpkin. So fun and that sweet little heart is just perfect! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Stampsnob. said...

That is a cute pumpkin Nice country card...........Lis

Sarah said...

Sorry you have been feeling under par Mary, hope you are over the worse. Love this pretty patchwork pumpkin xx

Jacee said...

Oh I do love autumn colours Mary and this is fabulous!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Barb said...

This is lovely Mary. You've used so many techniques. Great fussy cutting and the Brushos background is gorgeous. Barbxx

pam said...

Gorgeous colours on your pumpkin Mary, great idea.
Hope you feel better soon.
Pam x

Pat said...

This is a really pretty and cute pumpkin Mary and I love the acorn and leaf and the little bits you have added glossy accents too. The brusho background complements it all so beautifully and the variety of colours within that colour brown are spectacular and the chevron embossing is gorgeous. So sorry you have been feeling under the weather with this cold and do hope that you are on the mend soon. x

Petra Swart said...

So creatively done, Mary!!!! Love your sweet pumpkin!!!
Hugz

Team Clark said...

You've colored this image so well! Looks great, love the homey feel of this!

Pia S said...

Looking forward to get my brushos, I really like what you've created using it, and this brownish background is no exception. It's a lovely card, perfect for thanksgiving...

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Mary ... what a sweet pumpkin ... and a fabulous background! Hope you're feeling much better! Hugs, Anita :)