Feeling the Autumn finally! Well... on the inside anyway...lol! It's still in the 100's here in Southwest Arizona so... but I do remember what autumn felt like in NY... I do miss Autumn... but not enough to return to where it Winters...lol!
I'm playing along with a couple challenges today! It's been so long since I've played along with the Make It Monday Challenge over at Papertrey Ink and #334 is about Glitter Inlays. I decided to make my project Autumn themed because I LOVE the colors of Autumn AND because Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge is Fall/Autumn!
As Lexi did in her video over at PTI, I die cut my shape that I wanted to use for the glitter inlay which is that awesome Plaid Mix and Mat die that is so elusive and looks like it's available right now if you must have it! Of course it sells out a lot... it's AWESOME! Anyway... I adhered the die cut to an adhesive sheet so that the sticky showed through the front and then took some ultra fine glitter from the Art Glitter store here in Arizona and brushed it over the top so that the glitter would stick in the sticky parts. Then I brushed all of my excess off... cool right? Yeah... you could put glitter paper behind it if you hate using glitter. But I for one don't mind glitter everywhere including in my hair! And it's so inexpensive compared to glitter paper. Love this technique! If you need a visual ... the video up on the blog is excellent!
Then I pulled out my Cozy Christmas stamp set from PTI... Kathy Schweinfurth made me buy this one because she has made SO many beautiful projects using it. It took me a while to ink it up because.. well... it's been summer! But hot beverages from a thermos aren't just for Christmas! So I stamped my pieces in some fall-ish colors and cut them out... (I didn't get the dies... yet...lol). I also used for the first time some fantastic dies I bought the last time there was a sale and can I say.. I'm in LOVE! These Grand Botanical dies are fantastic... I cut my leaves from some previously watercolored paper... I added an orangey brown to the center part of the leaf for contrast. The tiny flowers, also from this set I cut from some coordinating design paper and the centers do cut out, but I just added some yellow Nuvo drops as centers. AND those branches!! They were perfect cut from kraft and I added just a few flowers that haven't fallen off yet. So many more dies in this set.. large flowers and a larger leaf. So glad I got it (this one is not in stock right now, but if you must have it, just click Notify Me). That's how I got my Plaid Mix and Mat...lol! I needed some small steam and I found the perfect little die in the Coffee and Tea set from Stamp Simply!
I love using sentiments that aren't necessarily coffee related on my coffee cards... believe it or not, not everyone I know is as crazy about coffee as I am.. but it's ok... I love them anyway and they are still my friends! Maybe they prefer cocoa or tea... idk... or soup? But between you and me... there's coffee in that there thermos! This sentiment from the MFT Hug In A Mug set.
That's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping! Be sure to come back on Monday for Three Amigos!
This is gorgeous!!!!!
okay, I need that plaid die.
Yup... Still hot here in Southern Utah as well.... I miss Autumn too... the changing of the leaves, cool crisp air.... ahh... but I do NOT, I repeat do NOT miss the Awful Winters that follow it! HAHAHA I love your pretty card - beautiful colors!
I miss Autumn. Here is still hot, aggggg
That die is very pretty and your palette colours, gorgeous. Love your card!
Ohhh glitter! LOVE THIS!!! HUGS! We are just now getting a few leaves turning...and some cooler temps!
I miss Fall too!! I told my co-workers on Friday, that since Saturday was 9/1, did that mean it was now going to be 75 degrees here?!?!? LOL! I love love love love love this! LOVING those colors!!!!!!!
Still hot even up here in Michigan too, but your card is FABULOUS and definitely says Fall...love it!! :0)
Beautiful Autumn card design and there is nothing like a hot thermos of coffee to warm one up on a crisp Fall day.
such a fun fall card!! i love all the details, especially the plaid glitter inlay! thanks for playing make it monday!
This is a gorgeous card. You've created a wonderful scene that evokes the golden feel of autumn.
I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
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