You’re Too Kind Card | Design Team Project for Papercraft Business

ACS_0100Hi friends! Thanks for joining me today over on my blog. This is my October design team project for Papercraft Business. If you haven’t joined us yet for our monthly paper craft challenges, click HERE   to learn more about it. Generally, the theme is ‘Anything Goes’ with an OPTIONAL monthly theme.

For October, our optional theme is ‘Fall’. I hope you join us so we can ooh and ahh over your paper craft creation! Who knows, you may be nominated by the design team for a prize! 🙂

This card was a little more time consuming than my other cards, but I enjoyed the crafty time in front of my iPad watching re-runs of one of my fave shows, looking outside on this cool, rainy day, and sipping on some coffee 🙂

What was time consuming was stamping images and doing heat embossing. I used Honey Bee Stamps stamps called ‘Country Blooms’ and ‘Kindness’, coupled with Versamark ink and Hero Arts White embossing powder.

After I finished with heat embossing, I used Distress Oxide inks in Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Wild Honey, and Walnut Stain. To soften the look of the ink blending, I used Simon Says Stamp vellum and heat embossed my sentiment. I used a small amount of Tombow adhesive to secure the vellum.

Finally, I added some Nuvo Drops in Autumn Red and Pale Gold.

Come check out the latest papercrafting challenge… we’d love to have you and be inspired by your work!

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September DT Project | Papercraft Business

Hi friends! I have been recovering the past couple of weeks after getting sick, but I wanted to pop in to share my September Papercraft Business DT project. In a nutshell, the design team hosts a monthly papercraft challenge with an optional theme that you can participate in. This month the optional theme is ‘Thank You’. When I say papercraft challenge, this encompasses cards, scrapbooking, mixed media, and other papercrafting endeavors. We’d LOVE for you to join us, so if this is of interest to you, click HERE to learn more! There’s also the opportunity to be nominated as our Top Designer and a prize!

I don’t know what the weather is doing right now in your region, but in north Texas, we are currently in a ‘cooler’ weather pattern (thunderstorms and slightly cooler days) than the triple-digit heat we were experiencing throughout the summer.

I know fall doesn’t officially start until September 22nd so I felt a little funny creating this card that definitely has a fall/Thanksgiving color palette. It’s the first card I’ve made in over a month so I was taking my time and really enjoying it.

I used Lawn Fawn’s  Large Wreath Builder die set with brown cardstock to cut out the circular wreath and the leaves. I wanted to create a more muted, rustic color palette so I pulled out my distress oxide ink pads and sponged on a variety of reds, browns, and yellow hues from my collection. I die cut the word ‘Thanks’ from Lawn Fawn’s scripty words collection and also sponged it with a dark red hue.

Finally, I used my Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops to create the dimensional dots on the wreath. I added some dimension by doing a double layer of 3M’s foam tape beneath the wreath.

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It was a lot of fun to create and I think I would definitely use this design again. I hope we see your beautiful, crafty submission over at Papercraft Challenge!