Autumn Greetings

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend! I have so much to do my head is spinning, lol! I’m going to start by sharing a couple cards I created for The Outlawz Challenges, so stay tuned for one more post after this one. I created a front step card using Jan’s Digi Stamps Signs of Autumn digital stamp set. This set is gorgeous and the front step card is one of my new favorite fun folds, so it’s a win-win as far as I’m concerned! I’m entering this Autumn/Fall card into the Twisted Thursday – Anything Goes w/ optional Embossing challenge that’s going on.

I printed the digital stamp and both sentiments in brown and let them sit in my studio for several days. I have found that allowing digital images printed on an inkjet printer to sit for a few days makes coloring with alcohol markers cleaner and the ink doesn’t smear. Heat setting the digis with a heat tool works also and speeds up the process if you’re in a hurry. ;) I cut the focal image with a stitched rectangle die, cut one of the sentiments into a rectangular panel, and punched the second sentiment with a circle punch. I created the card base from a nice medium tone brown cardstock and then cut the layers from a golden yellow cardstock which I embossed with a cable knit embossing folder. Love how this came together! ;)

I embellished the back sentiment panel with a couple cardstock strips.

And one more look… such a cool construction that packs a powerful punch and folds flat for mailing! No wonder it’s one of my new favs! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #262 – Halloween/Fall Sentiment
2. Cardz 4 Galz: #133 – Fall/Autumn (no Halloween)
3. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #147 – Embossing
4. Creative Moments: #201 – Anything Goes
5. Double D Challenges: October – WHAT Does It Mean To You?
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #144 – Anything Goes
7. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #178 – Autumn
8. Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #133 – Autumn
9. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #49 – Autumn or Halloween
10. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Lots of Layers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Papertrey Ink Honey Nut and Saffron Spice cardstock
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Signs of Autumn digital stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 403, 409, 392, 479, 475, 495
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ circle punch, Fiskars 1-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Crafter’s Companion adhesive, Stampin’ Up Cable Knit Textured Impressions embossing folder, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

14 thoughts on “Autumn Greetings

  1. Barbara Campbell

    You certainly were busy with these cards and I love the use of the sweater EF in this way. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double D Challenge, What does October mean. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT

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  2. Darlene Pavlick

    Me again with a different DT hat on! LOL Yep this fold still has me baffled but I’ll eventually get it! You do such a wonderful job of creating these front step cards! I’m inspired! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘October’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  3. Dawn Phillips

    This is just so Autumnal. Not just the leaves but the brilliant knitted embossing. Perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Love Dawn x

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  4. Rachelle Oltean

    Hi Leslie! I’ve got my DT hat on here and I love that stepped fold design! I’ve been meaning to try one and you have convinced me with this wonderful example! That cable knit embossing really makes that image shine! Thanks so much for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge – “Hello Autumn!”
    Rachelle – DT : )

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  5. Another fabulous project Leslie. Thanks so much for entering the Aud Sentiments challenge, sorry it’s taken me a while to catch up with all my comments, life has just been too hectic! Keep safe
    Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts) x

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