Saturday, October 24, 2020

Inspired by Fall

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

The Penny Black Saturday challenge this month is
Anything Goes'
'Too Cute to Spook!'

I don't have any of those cute Penny Black Halloween stamps so I had to
do some combining.  A hedgie from Just for You and a pumpkin from
the Pumpkin Patch.

A sweet friend sent me a surprise box and this frame die set was in it.
Wow! I'll be using it a lot!


I zoomed with some friends a little while back and we used
embossing folders.  We did a technique with double embossing.
For this card I first embossed with a Cable Sweater embossing folder
then again with a 3D embossing folder of leaves.
Can you see the two distinct patterns?

I was inspired to use it for the Inspired By challenge this week.
I was inspired by the wood paneled background, the texture of the sweaters
and the pumpkins.

I used the same pumpkin die for all three pumpkins, elongating one and cutting
a bit off the width of another.  All have been sponged for depth (badly I'd say
after seeing this picture.)

Almost forgot: The cable sweater embossing folder and Elegant Stitching Frame
are both enjoying their first outing so I'm going to the NBUS #19 Challenge

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Mums the Word (PTI), Pumpkin Patch, Just for You (PB)
Ink:   Archival Jet Black, Soft Suede, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin (DI), Crushed Olivve, Ripe PErsimmon, Brushed Corduroy (DM), Tumbled Glass Distress Re-inker
Paper:   Mixed Media (Stathmore), Pumpkin Pie (SU), Inside of Strathmore Mixed Media Cover, Neenah
Other: Elegant Stitching Frame Die (PB), Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils 

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Mum's the Word (PTI)
Ink:  Early Espresso Marker, Soft Suede (for sponging), Cajun Craze (SU)
Paper:   Pumpkin Pie, Naturals Ivory (SU), Milk Chocolate (MFT), Neenah Natural
Other:  Pinewood Planks EF (SU), Cable Sweater EF (?), Layered Leaves EF (SU), Swirl Pumpking Die (PS), Tiny Tendril Die (MB), Deckled Rectangle Die (Splbndr)


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I love them both, Bonnie! Just give me a fall card and I'm happy, but when they're this cute, even better!

I Card Everyone said...

Hey, I think Mr. Hedgehog has wanted to live in that pretty pumpkin patch all along, Bonnie!
Speaking of pumpkins, you are too hard on yourself btw - I happen to think your sponging is spot on!
I really MUST remember to try this double-embossing - I surely CAN see both patterns - I'm so impressed. and pleased to see you in our IB gallery, friend!

Nstiz said...

What great fall cards, Bonnie! Your hedgie card is painted beautifully and I love the dimension on the pumpkin card. Nothing wrong at all with the sponging. They look very natural to me! I really can see both folders in your background. Thanks too, for always listing your supplies. I’m apt to shop after seeing your work!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful cards with an AW! for the first and love the dies on the second.
Faith x

JosieD said...

Two adorable "Happy Fall" cards...they both make me feel happy just looking at them! Luv the double embossing..good way to create an interesting background around the theme.

TK said...

Love them, Bonnie! The frame is stunning, as is your scene on the first card (no line again, love it!). I definitely see the double-embossing and the warm cozy feel given by it, very interesting technique

Brenda in IN said...

The hedgie checking out the water colored pumpkins is so cute. The double embossing folders you used are both visible and made a great background for your sponged pumpkins. Two fun cards for fall.

Mac Mable said...

Great combination of stamps and fabulous colouring on your first super cute card Bonnie x. Clever idea to combine the two embossing folders on the second wonderful card and loving the sponging for depth.... x.

LeAnne said...

Both are adorable, but I am partial to any kind of pumpkins! Love these diecut ones...they're perfect for our IB challenge this week, too! Thanks for playing!

Brenda said...

Your cards are so pretty Bonnie! The little hedgie is so cute looking at those pretty pumpkins. You did a great job at combining your stamps to make this fall card. I love the dirt and sky, so soft and so pretty. Loving that frame die too! OMGosh, I have did double embossing in a long, long, long time! I love the two embossing folders you have chosen, they work well together and I love the texture. Those pumpkins are so fun and I love the stick sign. Hugs, Brenda

Danni Reid said...

Both your cards are so beautiful, really love all the thoughtful details that went into these, there is so much to texture and warmth! Thank you for inspiring us this week @ IB!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are both lovely Bonnie and you are giving me frame envy with thar wonderful die on the first! Loving the double embossing on the second (and there was me thinking I didn't need any embossing folders!!) Vicky x

Trina P. said...

Lovely fall inspired cards. Your hedgie is adorable. And lucky you to receive such a fabulous gift. Double embossing with two different EFs looks like an interesting technique.

JoAnn said...

Wow, two great cards. The hedgie is so cute looking at the pumpkins. Love the double embossing on the 2nd card and the colorful die cut pumpkins. TFS

Susan said...

Two lovely cards for autumn! The Penny Black hedgehogs always make me smile - they are so adorable. And you painted him perfectly. Love all the pumpkins too!

Loll said...

Sweet fall cards Bonnie! LOVE that adorable hedgie in the pumpkin patch! The double embossing on the pumpkin card is so cool! I can see the two different patterns. xx

Christine Alexander said...

great pumpkin patch happening on your blog Bonnie, both cards are great especially the one with the hedgehog. Your double embossing folders add so much texture :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Super Halloween cards Bonnie, cute hedgie and that double embossing is fantastic - I must try this too but I'm sure I'll be uming and ahing about which two could work together - I'd never this to put a sweater and leaves together but that way cool.. hugs Robyn

kiwimeskreations said...

Two totally different and stunning cards Bonnie - love them both, particularly the second (pumpkin) one
Stay safe

Jo said...

Halloween Happiness! These are great fall cards, love the velvety colouring on the first and the pumpkin trio on the second. The dry embossing really adds so much! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

How gorgeous is your cute hedgie with the pumpkins! Lucky you getting the frame die! I love your double embossing too and the beautiful die-cut pumpkins:)

Ros Crawford said...

They're gorgeous! I especially like that little hedgehog and the softness of your painting... Beautiful!

BożenA said...

I completely disagree with you because sponged pumpkins look great. I am also often critical of my work, but you have definitely exaggerated your self-criticism. The double-embossed background looks amazing, I didn't think it was possible. And I love the first sweet card.

My Paper Epiphany said...

You won the prize at PBSC:)