Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Flurry of Fall cards!

So, part of me loves fall so much (my fave season, mostly cause I look better in a sweater and jeans than a bikini!) that I want it to hurry up and get here. I love the getting up in the morning, stepping outside, and smelling how fresh the air is! But, the other part of me is saying, get a tan, swim in the pool, wear the tank top that makes you look like you have more cleavage {wink}! What is a gal to do? I think for now I will be happy with summer but in a month I will be pulling out my ribbed tutleneck whether it's chilly or not! To help me get in the mood though, here are some fall and Halloween cards!

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Sorry the pic is a little dark, it was a little cloudy and I forgot to lighten it up a little before I saved it. I really like how easy this pumpkin is to use! When I put the adhesive on the back to keep it on the block, I cut the stem away from the pumpkin. This let me use the stem on either side of it. There was quite a bit of masking with this and I do have to say this was my first time with so much masking. I have actually only masked anything a handful of times. I like the look of masking so I think I'm going to do it a lot more often. Once I stamped everything out and started to color with my re-inkers, I realized that I didn't have any orange re-inker. Uh-Oh!!!! So, instead I grabbed one of my acrylic blocks (what I always use to put my re-inkers on since it cleans off so well) and put Barely Banana and Cranberry Crisp in two spots and mixed them together a little. I didn't get the same color every time which I honestly like the look of because pumpkins are really all different shades of orange.

  • Autumn #1 (smARTworks) stamp set
  • Fabriano watercolor paper
  • Stazon jet black
  • SU re-inkers (Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Barely Banana, Cranberry Crisp)
  • aqua painter

I think this card and I have a love/hate relationship! I have never done a layout like this before and I like it, I just done know if I like the final product. I think maybe doing the sponging and the stardust pen together might have been a little much. Or maybe it's those blue lines in the Magnolia paper that throws it off? I love this pumpkin stamp though!

  • Autumn #1 (smARTworks) stamp set
  • MME Magnolia DP
  • Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery CS
  • Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder
  • Marvy Mega scalloped square punch
  • Prismacolors and OMS
  • Sakura stardust gelly roll pen
  • pop dots

Just wanted to make an easy Halloween card. I don't know what I would do without my Marvy punches!! I might go back later and add googly eyes to the spider, once I find them that is. I think the kids might have snuck them away and used them for their many projects!

  • Autumn #1 (smARTworks) stamp set
  • Lavender Lace, black, white CS
  • Stazon jet black ink
  • black Prismacolor and OMS
  • Marvy Giga and Mega scalloped circle and Super Jumbo circle punches
  • SU Word Window punch
  • Cuttlebug Swirls EF
  • ribbon
  • black pen (for the web)
  • pop dots
  • push pin

This next card is one I made for my niece who just started Kindergarten this week. I have seen several different ways to spell 'Yipee' but this is the way I have always spelled it. I love these Doodle Factory creatures and animals from Starving Artistamps! Now they have Doole Factory Halloween stamps! I am going to see if I can possibly make the ones I already have a little Halloweenish.

  • Doodle Factory 'Yapples' (Starving Artistamps), Alpha (Rhonna Farrer) stamp sets
  • teal Prismacolor, brown Rose Art crayon (stay tuned later today for all of the details!!) and OMS
  • Copic grey marker

I have to show you the card that Jolee made when I decided to make a few Halloween cards myself. We were browsing the SCS gallery when she saw Speale's card and decided she wanted to make her own version. The only thing I did was cut the pieces and loan her my finger for the ribbon while she was tying the second knot. She is so talented for a 5 year old!

That's all for now but remember to come by later today for something pretty cool!!!


Allison said...

Sure you'll be posting more...I'll believe it when I see it! Ha! Great that yippee one!

Nicki Lundeen said...

May I ask you a question regarding your coaster book? I am wondering where you purchase your 4x4 naked coasters. I have been looking to buy some, and I can't find them anywhere. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. You can e-mail me at Thanks so much!

Colleen Schaan said...

You little tease you! I wanna know NOW...giggle...

I love all your fall cards. My favorite is the pile of pumpkins one...and the spiders coloring one is adorable too.

Christi said...

All of your fall cards are wonderful. I especially liked the happy harvest one with all the pumpkins. Great job! I also have to tell you that you have one talented five year old! :)

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

I love all your fall cards!!! Put me in the mood for Halloween!!

dini said...

Yeah! Go Heidi! I really like the square pumpkin card - it's cool that the single small image looks so much bigger because of the way the background slowly draws your eye in. Love the spider too...I have a shortage of halloween stamps (my 6yo asked me about that yesterday too) - I may have to get that set after all. Not to mention we've been reading Charlotte's web...and I keep imagining that spider with the "salutations" stamp! Too funny! OK, DT girl! you rock! OMg, and I love those Doodle Factory animals...still on the wish list...wanna send me some images to play with till I get some mad money? :) :) :) :)


Rose Ann said...

Wonderful Fall cards! Jolee is certainly the little artist, isn't she? Just like Mommy. *wink*