Sunday, October 16, 2011

Give Thanks Foliage - PPA115

Fall is in the air!  This week's challenge at Pals Paper Arts is to use Fall or Thanksgiving as the theme for a card.

French Foliage is one of my favorite stamp sets, so I just had to make my fall card with it.  And the button? It's made out of card stock.  Whenever you need a button to coordinate with a project, you can easily make one with circle punches.  I punched a 1/2" circle out of a small piece of Early Espresso card stock, then over/around that 1/2" hole, I punched a bigger circle with a 3/4" punch.  I was left with a doughnut, which became the top edge of the button.  I then punched 3 more 3/4" circles and glued them all together with the doughnut on top.  On the back, I traced the holes of a real button and used the 1/8" hole punch on the crop-a-dile to make my button holes.  If you want your button to have a glossy look, you can use Crystal Effects.

The leaves were stamped in the base color, then I used the "rock and roll" technique, where the darker color is added to the edges after the whole stamp is inked in the lighter color.  By "rolling" the stamp edges, one side at a time, on the darker ink pad without putting the stamp flat on the ink pad. The rounder leaf is inked first in Pear Pizzaz, then rolled in More Mustard; the large leaf inked in Daffodil Delight then Cajun Craze; the small leaf in More Mustard then rolled in Cajun Craze.

Stamps:  French Foliage (120845 [W]; 121166 [C] ), Hand-Penned Holidays (from the Holiday Mini: 124310 [W]; 124312 [C] )
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Pear Pizzaz, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim (118480), Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  1/2" Circle Punch (119869), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), Crop-a-Dile (108362), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)

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Take time for yourself today and create something fun!


1 comment:

  1. Elegant and so pretty! Thanks for joining Pals Paper Arts this week!