Two great challenges today over at Splitcoaststampers!
First up the CAS Challenge "Fall Foliage".
It's a soggy wet day here in Vancouver and most of our fall leaves are
off the trees looking pretty brown and dead. Hence the subdued look of
I used a large square acrylic block for the background - inked up with
Ranger Lake Mist, spritzed with water, and pressed onto my cs. I then
stamped one of the leaves, the splats, and the postage mark from the SU French Foliage set on top of it
with the same ink.
Using Distress Brushed Corduroy, I stamped and heat embossed my
sentiment and one of the other leaf stamps onto the background. The
leaf looked kind of blah so I redid it on a scrap of cs and fussy cut
it. I used a yellow marker and a waterbrush to tone down the white
parts of the leaf. I used foam tape under it and layered it over the
stamped blah leaf. A nice bronze border finished off the focal panel
and it is popped up with foam tape.
The other challenge is Try a New Technique - "Hang Your Wreath" - to make a wreath using a die cut.
I used my Memory Box starry wreath die and gold cs. A few tiny
stars come out of the wreath after cutting and I glued those amongst
the background stars created by an embossing folder.
The sentiment is heat embossed in white on a strip of gold vellum.
I had a hard time deciding which of my wreath dies to use so may be back this week with some more die cut wreath cards.
Thanks for visiting!