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!