Sunday, August 18, 2013

Truly Grateful!

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today I am excited to share two new things!  First, I 'm excited to announce I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for the Fall Collection on Create with Connie and Mary!  Preview Week for the Fall Collection begins today!  During this week you'll find free downloadable tutorials, blog candy as well as an Early Bird Special reduced price for the Fall Collection subscription!  Be sure and check the Create with Connie and Mary blog today and every day this week!

Secondly, I'm posting my first card made with new fall stamps from the Holiday catalog, and I'll be using this set for my CWCM Fall Designer Project!  For this card I used the new set Truly Grateful which has four nature images and two sentiments.  This set just calls for fall colors and I've used Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.

The chevron motif of the background stamp was repeated by using the Chevron embossing folder on the Chocolate Chip layer and also with the zig-zag Curry trim on the right side.  This accent was cut with the Big Shot and the Tasteful Trim die!  The tangerine layer is designer paper from the new-in-the-Holiday catalog Sweater Weather pack.

"Truly Grateful" greeting is from the set as is the "tree trunk slice" under the Designer Natural Button which is double-tied with Linen Thread.  I used my AquaPainter filled with alcohol with ink refills to do some spattering... I love this technique, and my stamping area looks like it, lol!!

Stamps:  Truly Grateful  (#131730w, #131733c; Holiday catalog, pg. 19)
Papers:  Sweater Weather DSP; Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla card stocks
Inks:  Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Chevron TIEF, Tasteful Trim Die, Big Shot, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Designer Naturals Button, Distressing Tool, AquaPainter, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive.

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you enjoy the card and remember to check out Connie and Mary's website today and every day this week to see who the other designers are for the Fall Collection, see the free tutorials, sign up for blog candy and see what the Fall Collection is all about!



Melissa Davies said...

This card sure has a warm and fuzzy feeling to it! So glad to have you on the team for the Fall Collection!

Connie said...

WONDERFUL card! I love the button on the tree/wood slice and the splatters just add so much "texture"! Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection team!

martha said...

Love this set and love this card. Can't wait to see more!
Martha Ludeking

Kim said...

Love your cArd! I have seen your work on SUDSOL and always save pictures of your cards to CASE!

barb hendrickson said...

very nice fall cards, Margaret. You are such a talented lady. I'll never forget that you were the one that taught me how to heat emboss those many years ago!

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