Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Fall...the Most Beautiful Time of the Year!

Hello, my friends!  

I'm back today with a new project for Swedish House Crafts!

Don't you just love Fall? 
The colours, the smells, the food, the temperatures...it's all so wonderful! 
After a couple of unusually hot weeks, Fall has finally arrived here in Saskatchewan! 
If I look out into my back yard this is what I see:


Well...I don't actually have any ribbons in my back yard
...I'm referring to the apple tree, the leaves, and the colours! ;o) 
This is the time of year when the apples are being picked and turned into apple sauce and apple pie
...and all kinds of yummy goodness!


Okay, that's enough about Fall...let's talk about my card. 
I stamped this sweet Reprint image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
 After colouring it with my Spectrum Noir markers, the image was quite bright, and rather Spring-like. 
I inked over the entire image with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, to give it more of a Fall look. 
Using the Maja Walking in the Forest Paper, and the Gummiapan Old Paper Dies, I cut some layers. 
I inked all the edges, and then adhered everything together onto a white card base. 
The first layer of green was added using foam tape to give it some extra dimension. 
Then I added a pretty ribbon bow! 


Here's a close-up look at the image. 
Do you see those little leaves scattered around the base of the first background panel? 
Those were made using the Gummiapan Flower Die. 
I cut the middle sized flower out, and just trimmed the flower petals into leaves. 
I inked the edges, curled them with my fingers, and glued them in place. 
Aren't they lovely little leaves?


Here's an angle shot to show you the dimension of the layers and the leaves.


Here's one final look at my card!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
I hope wherever you live that you take some time to enjoy the beauty of Fall! See you again soon! :o)

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4 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful Fall card! Love the tree and apples and all of your pretty leaves, die cut and Designer Paper. Great dies you used to frame it all out too!

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous card Nancy, love those fallen leaves, so clever of you, beautiful colours, love the background too.
Faith
x

Tracy said...

Oh cool! That old paper die is awesome. Leaves are starting to die and fall here but it's still hot as the devil. sigh... Great card Nancy. I'm imagining some of your milder weather. :-) Hugs!

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous card Nancy, love the image and papers! I remember I didn't much like climbing a latter to reach the top of the tree to get all the apples, lol. :)
Hugs, Sherry x
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