Friday, August 26, 2011

Fall is in the Air!

Hello, stampin' friends!! I'm back today with a gate fold card. I hadn't made one of these in quite awhile so it was fun! Fall is indeed in the air here in Western New York, with somewhat cooler temps, but it's all good! Hate to see summer end, but who doesn't love fall?!On with the card! This fabulous image is one of the Rick St. Dennis exclusives for I Brake for Stamps! If you haven't seen the new ones, you have got to CHECK THEM OUT! So cute! And you may want to check this out too! The I Brake for Challenges blog has it's 8th challenge posted! It's for SHABBY/CHIC cards or projects. Not sure if mine qualifies, but I did some ink distressing and that barn paper seems pretty shabby to me! You can get details on the blog, but just so ya know, you don't have to use an IBFS image to be entered for the prize!
First I chose my type of card, then I chose my papers. After that I colored up the bear-see colors below. It took me awhile to get everything cut and sewed. Then I picked the sentiment (#740) from my Magnolia-licious stamps. I love the script! The flower element is the hardest part for me-ALWAYS! I don't just want flowers that match in color, I like them to match the theme of the card, too. So I went with a small sunflower and some fall leaves. Like a leaf bouquet, I guess!

I used E31, 33, and 35 for the fur and then just a bit of E25
His sweater is (bet you can guess!) BG10 and BG72
For the leaves I started with a range and kept going until I had what I wanted:
Y21, YR15, YR16, YR18, E08, R89 and E29
His cheeks are R22. I surrounded him with BG10 and used a clear blender to fade it out.
While the die cut was still in the die I stenciled Adirondack inks-butterscotch and then cranberry.
I still have to do the inside so the whole card has a nice presentation, but I wanted to show you the front!
any questions about my card? Just ask in a comment! Thanks!
and thanks for visiting!

I'm entering this in Cute Card Thursday- sketch challenge!


Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- such a sweet fun image!

Marlies said...

I've just been admiring your gorgeous cards! Realy Beautiful, all of your creations! Great colouring!
hugs, Marlies

yvon said...

This one is gorgeous, love your coloring, so beautiful.
Hugs, Yvon

Sandy said...

Delightful - love the colors and your corner embellishment.

Clare Curcio said...

How cute and what an awesome coloring job!

nancyparker55 said...

Hi Cheryl, This card is wonderful. Love the image, colours & those leaves are great. Fall is my favourite season, I love all the colours.
Hope you have a great weekend, Nancy

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable! Love the image and the flower and leaves!

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Cheryl,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Annchen said...

fantastic colors and beautiful card

Kristine said...

Oh this is sooo ADORABLE!! Love your image and coloring and these leaves are in my collection as well! Love it *Ü* So excited to be joining the W&S team with you!


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