Saturday, September 14, 2013

Featuring Julie with Gently Falling Leaves

Last week's Featured Stamper at SCS was Julie (aka Humma).  Julie has some wonderful cards.  I chose this card to CASE.  Julie used flip flops but I'm ready to see some Fall colors!


And do you see that envelope?  Mr. Brown delivered my Envelope Punch Board. 

Envelope Punch Board

I hated that Stampin' Up! retired their long, open ended envelopes. They were a favorite at my classes and with my customers.  Now I can make them, quick as a wink.  I used a piece of Decorative Paper that a friend had given me.  The color was perfect and with a label for the address makes a wonderful complement to the card.  Let me know if you want one of these. The price is only $19.95 and I think that's a bargain!  If you click on the picture on my sidebar you can see a video of how this works.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Gently Falling, Bright Blessings Wheel (retired; hint, I took it off the wheel and cut apart the sentiments)
Ink: Crushed Curry, More Mustard (retired)
Paper:  Watercolor (Strathmore), Decorative Paper (?)
Other:  Twine (my stash), Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I inked the full leaf with Crushed Curry and stamped down the side of the card then stamped a few on a scrap of watercolor paper.  Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the outline stamp, I overstamped with More Mustard.  I cut out 3 from the scrap and laid them atop with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I tied a little bow with some waxed beading twine and glued it to one of the popped up leaves.  The card measures 3 1/4" x 6 1/4".

Challenges

SCS Free 4 All Challenge let's use a bit of gold on your creations! And, bonus if your card has an Autumnal Theme...or some other idea inspired by this poem by Robert Frost.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leaf's a flower; 
But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief, 
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay.

The Thanksgiving Crusade at the Simplicity blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy!






11 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. I LOVE your autumn card. Beautiful image, beautiful colors and fabulous layout. Loll xx

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! Love the colors--perfect for the weather we're having right now!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card with those wonderful fall colored leaves! Love that envelope too - a match made in heaven.
Lynn

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card Bonnie-I love how you have raised some of the leaves to give a 3D effect :)
The enveloper gadget is fabby,I expect it will be very well used!
Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

Aileen said...

Morning Bonnie. Love your fall of leaves. I've already had a customer asking about the envelope punch board. It looks brill. I wonder when we will get it over here in the UK?

Aileen x

Faith A said...

Love the extra layer of leaves BOnnie, great card, wonderful poem too.

KayM said...

What a lovely fall card Bonnie! Those leaves are beautiful! How neat that you made the envelope to match also! I'll have to check that punch board out!

Marybeth said...

Hi Bonnie. Gorgeous card with fall colors! Loe the way you did the leaves.
So you do like the envelope punch? I keep thinking I need it.:)

Cathy said...

Great design Bonnie, love that you popped up some of the leaves. Great envelope maker too! Cathy x

Greta said...

Love your Fall card, Bonnie. I've wondered about getting something to make envelopes, so will check it out.

MaryH said...

Beautiful leaves. Love the way you used the w/c paper over the 1st stamping. I don't have this color of ink...reckon it is gonna have to go on my wish list. Lovely card. TFS