I am so glad the weekend is finally here, here is hoping I can squeeze in some crafting since I don't have too much planned. Anyway today I would like to share a card with you that I have been working on all week! I finally managed to finish it last night.
When I saw the current challenge at Cupcake Inspirations was forest friends I really wanted to play along. It was also a great excuse for me to use my recently purchased Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Fall Clearstamp Set which features a super cute squirrel. I was also inspired by rich autumn/fall colours. Thankfully I managed to finish my card just before the linky closed - phew!
I created the little scene by using three different stamps from the set. I then coloured in the scene with my copics and added some black enamel accents to the squirrels nose. I used a stitched rounded rectangle to cut it out.
When I started this card I had no layout in mind and kept on chopping and changing my mind. I have a new found love for burlap so decided to use it once again on this card. I thought it would be great to pair up the natural burlap with a burlap embossing folder for lots of texture. After playing about with layouts I finally attached the natural burlap with a double sided adhesive sheet to my embossed cardstock and then decided I didn't like it. Out came my largest stitched square die and thus my card ended up being around 4x4 inches! I ended up keeping the rest of the design simple as my creativity left me. I only added a strip of DP and my sentiment to finish.
Gerda Steiner Designs - Happy Fall Clear Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp - Talk Bubbles 2 Clear Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Dies - Stitched Squares
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Round Rectangle Stax
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder - Burlap
Natural Burlap from local store-
Elephant Double Sided Adhesive Paper
Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Enamel Accents - Black
I would play to play along with the following challenges:
- Gerda Steiner Designs - Share your Work
- Addicted to Stamps - #166 Anything Goes
- Always Playing with Paper - #46 Colours of Autumn
- House of Cards October - Add texture and/or colour