Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall is in the Air ~ Time for Autumn Cards!

Hello Friends! Autumn is on the way! If you've been following my blog for awhile, then you'll know that this is my absolute favorite time of year! My whole attitude changes and I feel like I can conquer the world! Ok...maybe that's a bit dramatic, but, I really do LOVE Autumn!

The card I am sharing today, will be the first of many featuring the new Grateful Heart StampTV Kit, from GinaK Designs. I love these kits because they come loaded with soooo many goodies; card stock, ribbons, brads and of course wonderful stamps. Here's a little peek at the items I purchased. To see a video presentation of the kit, click HERE.

I created this card for the challenge that was issued on the Stamp TV site, last night during the September Release Party. The challenge was to use heat embossing and dry embossing on the same card. This is what I came up with...

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I stamped the sweet pumpkin image onto Ivory card stock with Versamark ink. Then, I embossed it with brown embossing powder. I colored the image with InkTense Pencils and added a small amount of water to activate the ink. After it dried, I colored over the image with an orange glitter marker. It has a nice subtle shimmer. I dry embossed the Honey Mustard and Fresh Asparagus card stock and the little 'thankful' greeting has been heat embossed. That bit of ribbon tied round the Honey Mustard, is not part of the kit, but it is a GinaK Designs product. I fell in love with that black and white gingham ribbon a long time ago and finally treated myself to whole package of it! As you can see there, it's no longer black and white. I used a Copic marker to color over it, so it would coordinate better with the card stock.

Here's a look at how I finished off the inside...

A little sponging, a little strip of patterned paper, a stamped greeting and a repeat of the focal image; all of these help to tie the whole card together to create a more finished and professional look. I've also started lining my envelopes again. I used to do this years ago, but it became tedious work. Now, I use an envelope liner die, so it's quick and easy.

In addition, I stamped the pumpkin on the front of the envelope in brown ink. It gives the recipient a little 'eye-candy' as soon as they receive it and makes a nice presentation.

That's all I have for today. Thank you so much for visiting me. Have a wonderful weekend!


supplies ~ 
Most of the supplies are from the Grateful Heart Stamp TV kit. Many of the items can be purchased separately.
stamps: Harvest of Wishes
card stock: Kraft, Fresh Asparagus, Honey Mustard, Dark Chocolate, Ivory 80#
patterned paper: Grateful Heart 6x6 pad
ink: Prickly Pear, Tomato Soup(GinaK Designs) Versamark(Tsukineko)  Vintage Photo Distress Ink(Ranger)
embossing: Pumpkin Harvest folder(Provo Craft)  "Leaves" impression plate(Fiskars)  Early Espresso powder(Stampin' Up!)
dies: envelope liner(Papertrey Ink)  
other: black/white gingham(GinaK Designs)  InkTense Pencils(Derwent) orange Wink of Stella glitter marker(Zig)  kraft envelope(Papertrey Ink)


Kitty said...

Your Autumn card and envelope are just gorgeous.


Sheila H said...

Barb, your Autumn card is fabulous both inside and out. The design is gorgeous and so eye catching. I love the colors and embossing. Coloring the ribbon is genius. The pumpkin really pops. The liner is frosting on the cake :)

Alanna said...

This is beautiful Barb. And what a fun kit.

Jeanne said...

Hi Barb! What a lovely collection of goodies. I know you are going to create many fabulous projects from your kit. I DO know how much you love autumn. And your love shows in your first card posting. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Love how you have a complete package of happiness. The outside of the card, the inside and the matching envelope. Made me smile!