Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An Apple A Day

Our challenge this week was very easy for me once I saw the inspiration photo of the Fall Picnic.

Mindy here, and that basket of apples on the bench up front caught my eye immediately. I love the fall because apples are in season and there are so many different types available.

I started my card by cutting my apple tree and background from The Lake House paper pad from Kaisercraft. The Woodland Tree Silhouette die from Memory Box, was cut from the dark brown print and adhered to the lighter gray print.

I then got out my favorite Impression Obsession dies and went to work cutting out all of the smaller embellishments. I used the Large Fence die, the Bushel of Apples, Small Leaf Set, and Bunny Set, cut several times each, to build my story card, shading the pieces and using markers to add stems and veining to the apples and leaves. The small bunny took one of the Pink Lady apples just for himself!

To finish the card, I cut a sentiment banner from the A2 Card Creator Set -Tranquil Moments by Spellbinder's and hand lettered An Apple A Day!  This set is not currently carried in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store, but the A2 Card Creator Set - Divine Eloquence could be substituted for it. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card this week, and that it has inspired you to make a card or two of your own to submit in our challenge! 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Lamp Unto My Feet

Hello! Shirley, posting today.  This week's challenge called for a card with Fall colors. I must say I love the warm colors associated with Fall. In fact, Fall is my favorite season of the year.

God paints the most beautiful colors in our trees this time of the year. The leaves seem to be turning a little earlier this year than normal. I think that is because we have had quite a bit of rain. Actually it has rained for the last three days and it looks like there will be two more rainy days to follow.

Okay, let's get I started on the card. I used a brown card base. I cut the second layer for my card from the Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas 6 X 6 pad.  I used white card stock to make the third layer. I sponged distress ink around all three layers of my card.

I chose to use the Inky Antics Shining Lantern stamps to stamp the image and sentiment on my card.  I colored the image with three markers, to achieve the color I wanted for the lamp. I punched corners from brown card stock, and from the 12 days of Christmas paper pad, to adhere to the corners of my card. I added Snowflake Pearls.

I picked some ribbon in my stash with the same fall colors I used on my card. I adhered the ribbon across the end of the card. I used my Bow Easy to tie the pretty bow.

Where ever you are today, I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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Falling Leaves

Hello, it's Diana! Today I'm sharing a card I made for this week's Classy Cards 'n Such Fall Picnic Inspiration Photo Challenge.

I used the largest stitched die in My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 for my front panel. I then arranged my leaves from the Impression Obsession Little Small Leaf Set, so that they look like they are drifting down on my panel. This method of using the negative of the dies makes a great impact on an otherwise simple card. Underneath I had used some watercolor paper I had done a wash in with fall colors. Adding a piece of cling wrap over the paper while wet adds some wonderful texture.

For some extra shimmer, I swiped Tim Holtz Antique Bronzed distress stain across the top. Lot of Joy! Small Foam Pads gives the card some great dimension. I also used the Foam Pads to pop up my sentiment that I had embossed in Gold Detail embossing powder.

Finally I used my 1/8" hole punch on a couple of my precious Spellbinders Precious Metals Craft Foil Sheets to add some "sprinkles" to my card. 

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

CCNS Challenge #55 Fall Picnic

Welcome to Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #55.

This week our challenge is Fall Picnic!

Make a paper crafting project in good taste....using  Inspiration photo and...let the photo inspire you, but NO Halloween, please...be creative...and of course using a product sold at Classy Cards 'n Such!

That's it...very simple, but please read the requirements below....looking forward to your entries!

We have a few requirements to play: 
1.  Make a classy card, tag, or other paper crafting project
using the theme Fall Picnic.
2.  Theme must be followed.
3.  Must include an item currently stocked in the ClassyCards 'n Such online store.  However, it does not have to have been purchased there.
4.   Must be a follower of the CCNS blog either by email or reader and/or be a  CCNS newsletter subscriber. If a follower via reader, must email beverly@classycardsnsuch.com with name used in the reader.  If you aren't a follower or newsletter subscriber, sign up now!
5.   Direct link your entry post (not blog), to the InLinkz tool below.
6.   If using a gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, use code CCNS55.
7.   Only new entries please.  No back posting allowed.
8.  You may enter up to 3 projects and combine with as many challenges as you want.
9.   New challenges begin on Sundays and end on Saturdays at midnight central time.  Winners are announced on Sundays.
10. CCNS has the right to remove any entries not following the guidelines and/or entries deemed inappropriate.
11. Most of all, have FUN!!!

The Prize:
1.   While we cannot ship prizes internationally due to increasing shipping costs, international entries are encouraged. We can only ship prizes to US addresses at this time.
2.   A prize will be offered to the winner based on meritOccasionally, a guest designer spot may be offered!
3.  A Classiest Card badge may be awarded when entries are exceptionally good.
4.  Winner must claim their prize by Wednesday of each week or the prize will be forfeited. 
5. Prizes are limited to one win per month.
6. Prizes will be awarded only when there are seven or more entrants.

Enter to win this week's prize!!

Leaves Embossing Folder
Here are a few samples from
the Classy Cards Design Team to get you started.







We'll have the full posts on these 
beautiful cards later this week!

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