Wednesday, August 30, 2017
SAF 2017: Autumn in the Air
I have one more card to post for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire event. There are several projects in process, but not much near completion, so it's doubtful I will get them posted before the deadline tomorrow morning. I'm rapidly losing daylight for photos. Creativity has been such a struggle lately. I watched every challenge video over the weekend, but I've had trouble getting ideas from my brain to paper.
When I saw Laura Bassen's card for one of the paper challenges, I knew that I had to pull out the Mighty Oak Cover Plate die. I love autumn and can't wait for the leaves to turn. (and the end of summer heat!)
I cut several colors of Papertrey Ink cardstock with the Mighty Oak die because I wanted my tree to be bursting with autumn color. For the trunk, I also used the die on my remaining piece of faux leather from one of the other challenges. It lost a little texture from the solid-backed die, but it still looks cool in person.
I cut a piece of Prairie Grass cardstock with an In the Meadow die and rubbed the edges with VersaMark ink for shading. Then I glued it to a Kraft panel and added my tree trunk. Using a negative from the die, I placed all my autumn leaves around the tree. I also cut some vellum leaves and stitched them over some of the colorful leaves with a sewing machine.
For my sentiment, I cut a piece of Cocoa Bean cardstock and stamped an image from Scent-imentals in Dark Chocolate ink, gluing it on the ground with one more autumn leaf. Finally, I mounted the whole piece to a Cocoa Bean card base. I like the result! You can see other cards for the challenge here.
Stamps: Scent-imentals (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); VersaMark
Paper: Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Prairie Grass, Canyon Clay, Honey Nut, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Mighty Oak Cover Plate die (Papertrey Ink)