Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sheetload of Cards October '09: God's Promise and Autumn Harvest Brag Book

BOOO...Happy Halloween everyone! It snowed on Thursday and Friday so you can just imagine how cold it is in my parts of the country! It's supposed to be Fall and old man winter is upon us! Eeeeepppp!!! We might not have as many kids trick or treating because of the weather. But the school has an indoor Halloween carnival tonight which we will take the kids to since we won't be going door to door for candy.

Anywho, it is the last day of October and Sheetload is getting ready to show you the new ezine that will be ready for download tomorrow.

And these are my last two projects I made for the October ezine. Without further ado...

This sympathy card (size 5.5" square) uses the image called God's Promise from DRS Designs. Since the main image was already a sentiment, I added a red crochet fleurette in the corner with a button and crochet thread for some added color and added a bit of vintage flair. I just love the richness of fall colors that I decided to use coordinated fall themed papers from the Autumn collection of the Me and My Big Ideas paper pack.

The last project I have to show you is a clear envie brag book I created to send to the grandparents for Thanksgiving (you can find the tutorial here). This project uses the image Scarecrow with Fence. It is actually a pretty big stamp which was another one I had trouble working with at first. So ended up cutting off part of the design to make it work with the layout. I used some dark brown felt for the scalloped oval that frames the main image. For PP2, I created a background paper with the "Autumn Harvest" sentiment and used my SU spriral binding punch and sponged it with Antique Linen distress ink for an added vintage look. I also used my prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil to color the image. I used coodinated paper from Me and My Big Ideas Autumn collection. I topped it off with a wide brown grossgrain ribbon on the side and a Petaloo jeweled florette (you can find here).

And that is it for the month of October...I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects as well as the rest of the DT gals projects for inspiration. Make sure to come back tomorrow to get the download link for the November issue. Everyone stay warm now, ya hear?

God's Promise Sympathy Card
Stamps: DRS Designs (God's Promise - K445)
Patterned Paper: Me and My Big Ideas (Autumn Collection)
Cardstock: Unkown (Kraft, Textured Vanilla)
Ink: Pallette (Burnt Umber), Tim Hotz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin' Up (Creamy Caramel)
Die Cut: Spellbinders (Classic Rectangles)
Punch: Stampin' Up (Slit)
Flower: Crochet Fleurette
Other: String, Vintage Button

BEYOND THE CARD: Autummn Harvest Clear Envie Brag Book
Stamps: DRS Designs (Scarecrow with Fence - P337)
Patterned Paper: Me and My Big Ideas
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Ink: Palette (Noir), Tim Holtz (Antique Linen)
Die Cut: Spellbinders Nestabilities (Classic Ovals, Labels Four)
Punch: Stampin' Up (Spiral)
Ribbon: Offray (7/8" Dark Brown Grossgrain)
Brads: Kaisercraft (Vintage); Flowers: Petaloo (Jeweled Florettes)
Other: A2 size clear envelopes, Felt
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils blende with baby oil


Cassie_lu said...

both of these cards are stunning and I really like how you used the crochet flower - gives it a vintage feel

Martha said...

just beautiful!