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Fall Window Scene

Good Friday morning.  It’s been quite a while since I made a window card.  I was looking through my stash of dies yesterday and found the My Favorite Things Classic Window set, brand new to me and never been opened.  I remember shopping and seeing this set and purchasing because I just “had”  to have it!    A few months later I  find it and realize I had never even taken it out of the wrapper.  Am I the only one that has this issue?  I doubt it very seriously because  most of the paper crafters I know are just as compulsive as me.  LOL!  So I decided to create a window card using fall colors and I really love how this turned out. The background was embossed using the Taylored Expressions Subway Tile embossing folder (another must have item purchased and never used). The scene was completed using the Impression Obsession Branches Corner, Tiny Flowers, Pumpkin Patch and the Lawn Fawn  Grassy Border.

KC My Favorite Things Classic Window 1 right

I started by brayering ink on the inside of the embossing folder and embossing the background.  I heat set the ink and then used the window die as a template to draw cutting lines for the see through window.  I used my kraft knife to cut the opening and then used thin strips of mounting tape to attach the window over the opening.  I attached a little green ribbon with glue dots on each of the drapery pieces and then attached them to the back of the of the window layer with double stick tape. I cut a couple green Branches Corner sections and cut the little branches apart and used them to fill the flower box with foliage  using glossy accents to attach them in place. I lightly sponged orange ink on the tiny flowers and used a brown marker to fill in the centers.  I used my stylus and molding pad to form the flowers and attached them to the foliage using glossy accents. The shutters were attached flat to the card base using double stick tape.

 KC My Favorite Things Classic Window 1 center

I attached two sections of grass using mounting tape.  I sponged orange ink on the pumpkins and used a green marker for the tops.  The pumpkins were attached in place using pieces of mounting tape.  I cut a Branches Corner in white and colored the branches using a brown Copic marker.  I lightly sponged orange and red on all the leaves and then added tips of green on several of them using a green marker.  The branch section was attached using mounting tape.  I cut the lowest branch off so it wouldn’t totally cover the window and attached it to another area using glossy accents.

I had originally planned on using a piece of green striped designer paper behind the window but the orange made the whole scene pop.  I attached the window scene to the orange layer using double layers mounting tape and then attached the whole scene to the card base using double stick tape.

KC My Favorite Things Classic Window 1 left

You can check out my  See Thru Window tutorial to get an idea of how I made this opened window.  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Home Inspired Cat Scene

Good Thursday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge.  The challenge today was to create a card based on inspiration found in our home.  It’s easy to be inspired by my three cats and my new baby puppy.  I must like black and white animals because that is the main theme in my house now. So I created a cat scene with three white cats with black spots and tails.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 4 right 1

I have always loved cats and dogs and feel like my home would not feel like home to me without them.

Toby Cassie 8-21-10

Toby 9 years old and Cassie 15 years old

Sophie 7-19-10

Sophie 9 years old

Cody 5-17

We got Cody when he was eight weeks and have had him for almost a month.  I promised myself that I would get a puppy when I retired and could be home to be a good mom and train him properly.  He is an absolute joy and a monster all tied up into one precious companion.  He’s lots of work but I know it is worth it.  And by the way…..my cats are actually tolerating him…..pretty well.  LOL!

I attached the grass and tree to the back of the frame using double stick tape.  I sponged on a blue sky background on the bard base and then attached the whole frame over it with thin strips of mounting tape.  I used my stylus and molding pad to form the tiny flowers and attached them to the tree using glossy accents.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 4 center

I colored the cats using a black Copic marker and attached them in the scene using pieces of mounting tape.  The birds were attached to the tree using tiny pieces of mounting tape.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 4 left

I hope you don’t mind me sharing my pet pictures since they were the inspiration for my card today.  I hope you are enjoying your week and I’m sure you are looking forward to the weekend.  Happily for me I don’t have to go to work any more so every day feels like a weekend day. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Color Challenge Flower Garden Scene

Good Tuesday morning. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to use Stampin’ Up! colors Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Fresh Fig and Vanilla.  I had to substitute Rose Red for the Fresh Fig. I hadn’t made a scene for a while using my Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow and decided these colors were perfect for a garden scene.   I used the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Picket Fence, Foliage, Tiny Flowers, Small Bird Set and Branches Corner.

KC Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow 6 right

I cut the wheelbarrow using gray cardstock, colored the wheel and handlebars using a black Copic marker.  I applied Rusty Hinge over the wheelbarrow and then applied some black spots around the major points on it using a extra fine artist pen.  I smooshed the black spots and rust colors using a mini applicator to age the wheelbarrow. I attached sections of foliage to the wheelbarrow using glossy accents and double stick tape and then attached the formed tiny flowers to the branches using glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow 6 center

I attached the grass borders to the back of the frame using double stick tape and then attached thin strips of mounting tape around the back of the frame.  The fence and branches corner were attached to the back of the frame and then the whole thing was attached to the card base. I attached tiny flowers along the grass border and in the branches using glossy accents.  I applied a light touch of red ink to the yellow birds to dull down the yellow a little but they look very orange in the pictures.  I attached the birds in the scene using glossy accents and mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow 6 left

I love making flower garden scenes.  It is so much fun to start a project and see what it will finally evolve into.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Clean and Simple Leaves

Good Monday morning.  I have a clean and simple leaf project to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Leaves and Small Leaf Set framed with the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.  I love creating white on white card with a pop of color to break up the starkness of the white. 

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 left

I attached the frame to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 center

I gently bent the leaves with my fingers and attached them to the card base using glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 close

I applied Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick inks to the center leaf using mini applicators, formed it with my fingers and attached in the center of the arrangement using a piece of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 right

This was a fast an easy card to make.  It is sad because it is sometimes hard to get good pictures that show how pretty the card really is.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Framed Flower

Good Sunday morning.  I have a Belleek Inspired project to share with you today made using the new Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals Die Set, Impression Obsession Ornament Flourish , Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Taylored Expressions Damask Embossing Folder. Check out my Belleek Inspired step by step tutorial if you would like to know more about how I made this background.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 3 left

I used a brayer to apply ink to the front inside of the embossing folder, inserted the cardstock and ran through my Big Shot.  This technique creates such a beautiful background and is perfect to use with s simple floral arrangement like I created today.  I showed a few step by step photos on how I cut in the petals of the flower to create more dimension on my Sparkly Rustic Botanicals project this past week.   I let the Ornament Flourish set play double duty today by using just the pretty flourish sections of the set to embellish the flower and leaves. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 3 center

The embossed layer was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The scalloped frame was attached using thin strips of mounting tape.  The flower, leaves and flourish pieces were all attached using glossy accents.  I finished the flower with a tiny white pearl in the center.  This was a very fast and easy project to make yet it looks like it was lots more involved.  Shhhh!  You don’t have to share that information with the card recipient. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 3 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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