Monday, October 1, 2018

"for you" Fall

Happy Fall!
I'm happy with how this card turned out! It looks so fall-like to me, and it required zero stamping. It's nice to take a break from using stamps now and then.

I'm entering this card into three challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Blog's Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 38 Awesome Autumn
and Papercraft Business Challenge 11: October 2018; optional Halloween/Fall/Autumn.

Materials
Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop: Portrait Die
Lawn Fawn Scripty For You Die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders Die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop Die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop Die
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks in: Broken China, Candied Apple, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive: 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles: 352854

Other Materials
card: A2 size; white paper; brown paper; green patterned paper; paper cutter; water mister; and a Big Shot or similar tool

Instructions
Your first step is to run the sheet of brown paper through your die cutter with the Woodgrain Backdrop, and take the resulting sheet and send it through again with the Leafy Tree. Do the same for a white piece of paper and the Windy Backdrop, and a green patterned paper and the Hillside Borders.

Take the Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides and apply them to your white paper with the windy backdrop. Add and blend until you're happy with the results. Mist with water and gently dab to lighten the oxides.

Use the Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, and Candied Apple on a blank sheet of white paper, blending and mixing until you like the results. Run "for you", the leaf portion of the tree, and one set of leaves through your die cutting machine with this mixture of colors. If you're using the tree die cut flipped and with the tree on the right side of the paper as I did, remember to reverse the die on the sheet of autumn colors for your leaf portion of the tree, so the color ends up on the correct side when you go to glue it.

Use your paper cutter to trim the sky and ground to the dimensions of the card. The gluing order should be sky, ground and leaf part of tree, tree/border, and last sentiment and random leaves.