Sunday, 17 October 2010

Waltzing Mouse Blog Hop ....

... this is my first time joining in the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Hop, so I do hope that this works properly. 



The theme for this month's hop is Autumn/Harvest.  I couldn't make up my mind what to do.  Should I make a card with pies and pumpkins, etc?  But then I realised that Autumn has it's own beauty and I had just the right set to depict falling leaves and acorns.  So this is my card (and matching envelope) for the Blog Hop:


Thanksgiving Card - Shades of Autumn

Matching Envelope
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Blessed by You, Peace & Plenty, Holiday Labels No 14
Spellbinders: Plain and Scalloped Squares, Labels 14
Inks: Distress - Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Promarkers: Gold, Lime Green, Pear Green, Sunflower, Terracotta, Walnut
Paper: A5 cream card (from stash), Copper card (from stash)

Quick instructions to make said card are as follows:

1.   Use A5 cream card - sponge distress inks around the edge of card until happy with the effect created.
2.   Using the oak leaves from both sets and the various distress inks, randomly stamp oaks leaves on the A5 card.
3.   Cut out 4 squares with the small plain square Spellbinders nesties.  Then use sponges to add distress inks to create smudged effect, then stamp the solid oak leaves and acorns onto each square.
4.   Cut out 4 square scalloped shapes from copper card using the scalloped square nesties.
5.   On plain white card stamp at least 4 sets of the oak and acorn cluster from Peace & Plenty.  Colour with promarkers to get the effect you want.  Cut out one whole set and some smaller leaves.
6.   Arrange the 4 square on the card and adhere (I used double sided tape).
7.   Use the Labels 14 to cut out background, add distress inks for colour and then stamp with Labels 14 frame and greeting.  Add to card.
8.   Finally add the coloured leaves and acorn, add the decoupaged leaves falling down the page.
9.   For a final touch I added glossy accent to the acorns to make them shine.

I do hope this all make sense.  Now have fun and follow us on the Hop!!  Enjoy.

28 comments:

Sue W said...

Lovely Deborah! Love the matching envelope too.

Emilia said...

Beautiful card, I really love this set.

Antje said...

Love the idea of the matching envelopes - lovely autumn card

Joanne Gilch said...

Wonderful autumn card. thank you for the kind comment on my blog!

me35 said...

This is pretty ! Reminds me of a quilt !

Margaret C

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Brilliant Deborah. Love the wonderful fall colors and your lovely design layout. Stunning.

Stella said...

Beautiful "fall"card. Love the colors you've used; it's perfect.

Kelly S. said...

What an AWESOME design on this! Love the little inchie squares and the falling leaves background!

Pat said...

Great color choice! This is one of my favorite WMS sets.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful for fall! this is gorgeous - love these fabulous colours!

Karen B. said...

Wow, is this ever gorgeous! I love your colors and the eloquent design, a stunning introductory card for the waltz!

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Love the leaves swirling in the background.

Joyce across the Pond said...

Really unusual and so different from the norm.....colours perfect - co-ordinating with the falling leaves at the moment. It's a quiet day here in N.Ireland and if I didn't have the cold I'd be out walking and rustling my feet through the leaves!

Belinda said...

So pretty! Love the leaves you have in the bg! Lovely layout!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Deb! Love the stamped BG & the acorn focal point! Thanks for joining along with the WM Waltz :)

Claire Brennan said...

Yayyyyy Deb!! Glad to have you waltzing and what a perfect Autumny card!! I love how detailed it is, even a matching envelope!!

www.injoystampin.com said...

Very pretty, thanks so much for sharing. :c)

Laurie Marmon said...

Beautiful coloring! Love the matching envelope!

Cassie_lu said...

great card

Julia Aston said...

So pretty with all the different fall stamps you used Deborah! love the bg leaves and the lovely matching envelope!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the colours of autumn and your beautiful card really brings them to life.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Such a pretty set - I love that you coordinated the envie with the card, and your hand made designer paper is genius!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a great fall card--I love the 4 squares at the top!

Chris L.

Maureen said...

Great set - the colors are gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Great Thanksgiving card and I like the matching envelope.

Janet said...

That's so pretty!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Deb, what a gorgeous autumn card! You've captured the spirit of autumn perfectly! And I do hope this is just the first of many blog waltzes for you!

Paula said...

the matching envelope is delightful & I love those colours with all the detail on the card. Lovely diea with the tumbling oak leaves too.
Paula (PEP)

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