Monday, September 15, 2008

Your Chance to Win Some Blog Candy!

My friend Melissa clued me in to some sites who have some blog candy up for grabs. Check out these sites: Scrappin' in My Spare Time and The Card Kabin. Be sure to swing by Melissa Bove's site, Creating from the heart, to check out all her beautiful projects, along with the projects on these other sites! Never can have enough inspiration.

Waiting for a touch of Fall

Well, I keep waiting for that little touch of an autumn breeze to blow our way, but the only winds lately have been spawned by hurricanes. I couldn't wait any longer for the change in weather to post this Autumn Bloomin’ card. The colors are what I remember of the changing leaves in the North Georgia mountains or my Fall garden in Shawnee, KS. 

Here are some hints of how to make this card:
I cut in half, a traced circle of Kraft cardstock and used a paper piercer around the semi circle, distressing the edges with ink. I loved the look created by using my Stampin' Up scallop circle punch and tucking the really rust cardstock shapes behind the semi circle. It gave it a giant flower look. {This would be so cool for creating a large sunflower!} 

The stamp set is one of my personal faves from SU called Fresh Cuts. I also used Summer Sun CS, patterned papers from We Are Memory Keepers Peasant Collection, Inque Boutique's Whispers™ Chestnut ink for lighter distressing, Chocolate Chip ink, Naturals buttons and antique brass hardware from SU, along with Prima Essentials flowers. For adhesive, I used Glue Arts Glue Ring Adhesive and micro adhesive squares. The front panel is trimmed 1/4" shorter on width and the brad and photo turn fastens the card shut.