Friday, October 17, 2014

Autumn birthday cards

Today was "autumn" card day for me and these are the first of several autumn birthday cards I've been working on. Techniques were inspired by projects we've done in our Papers N Pixels crafting club here in Sun City.

The top card was created on textured ivory 5x7 cardstock.  It uses 3d Crystal Glaze on acrylic, colored with ink refillers in real red, durango, yo yo yellow and a drop or two of other autumn brights from my cache of re-inkers.  The stamp (stamped in Staz-On black) is from the SU stampset Gently Falling (2) #123804.  The background is stamped with the same maple leaf and with large maple leaves from Stampendous Jumbo Leaves set CR55052.   The ink I used was Autumn Leaves by Kaleidacolor.   The funny birthday stamp is a SU stamp from Delightful Dozen stampset #122652 also inked in the Kaleidacolors.
My stampin up demonstrator is Kathy Legan  The  Falling Leaves is a two set-stampse. (beautiful)

This beautiful card was created using watercolor paper, and distressed ink watercolor pens (by Tim Holtz)  The  Die cut is from the gorgeous Spellbinders S4-409 Gold Majesty Circles.the Happy Birthday Sentiment is a SU stamp/die set Itty  Bitty Banners #126257.  The stamp is from the Art Impressions Try-fold Harvest stampset (one of the stamps used singly instead of on a tri-fold card.)
The green matting is embossed with a basketweave EF.  The Try-Fold  Autumn card (and the winter set too) are obtainable from At Joan's Gardens and at JoAnns.

 This card is created using green cardstock, with woodgrain (burnished) EF #127821 from SU.
The Crystal 3d glaze, colored with reinker ink acrylic leaves are from the SU stampset Gently Falling (2) #123804. and the sentiment stamp also from SU.  Different effects on the transparency of the crystal glaze is obtained by stacking up "layers" of color as each layer sets up.  This process can be worked very smoothly with a small paintbrush, or less smoothly (thicker) with a daub and push glaze kind of stroke.I like them both.   The acrylic did not work as well when stamped with staz-on brown ink, ---black works best!

The one below  isn't a birthday card,---but it's simply simply stampin and playing as I was cleaning up my craft room today.  I was daubing my various sponges to get excess ink out of them, and sponged in Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves negative cut (to make the stencil) for the background oak leaves (Bigz die Sizzix #656927)  The filigree leaf stamped in Staz-on Timber brown, is by Inkadinkado and is called Single Maple Leaf Mini (#60-30563)  The sentiment stamp is from Lots of Thanks (SU # 129690) The grunge spatter is also a SU stamp (gorgeous grunge).
But the prettiest detail of this card doesn't show in the photograph.  The negative space in the Maple Leaf stamp is touched with  GellyRoll Orange and Clar Star and the small leaves are lined with gold gelly roll and orange sparkle.   So this card really dances in the light (but not the camera lens!)  This is a single layer flat A5 card.

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