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September 24, 2010

The Leaves are Falling....................

.........well not in Arizona we are still very close to 100 degrees!  I made this card following one of the sketches on RAQs Challenge on the Cricut message board this week.  Well I kind followed it but I also made this card for the weekly challenge at Crafy Creations  where the theme was to do something with falling leaves.  My leaves and my bare tree are out of proportion but it works.  The leaves and acorns are epoxy like stickers that I bought at Wal-Mart last year.  The ovals I cut using my Nesties and then stamped the "celebrate" and heat embossed it with a very deep dark purple.  The swirls on the bottom (hiding behind the leaves) are from Home Decor.
Now on to my tree it was cut at about 4 inches from Tim Holtz Grunge Board, this was my first time cutting or just plain working with it. Kind of hard to see but here it is on my mat.  I had to use my deep cutting blade at the maximum depth and pressure.  I cut the tree using the Make the Cut  software.  I also had to cut it 4 times, but then it came up pretty easy except that I had just re-glued my mat so it was extra sticky, I didn't want it to move, never working with it before I was not sure how it would stick and cut.  Luckily the grunge board is pretty flexible or pliable so it did not tear coming off the extra sticky mat.
Then I inked it using the Distressed Ink Walnut Stain and just rubbed the ink pad directly onto the tree.
Looks pretty neat huh?  See the dark little "knot" I added LOL.......
Then time to put it all together.  The papers are from DCWV Autumn Stack, some very colorful pretty papers in this stack, I just feel bad that I covered most of the leaves on the back paper, but I did cut a frame from that leaf paper for the inside of the card.  I am making an effort to complete the insides of my card  :).  Added some bling ere and there to get that extra sparkle in there.
 Hope you like this card and have a fabulous Fall, can't wait for the cooler weather to show up here...................

6 comments:

mforquer said...

Donna - this is beautiful! I love it!!! The distress ink looks wonderful on that tree! I love the little bling you added to - Make sure to enter this over at Crafty Creations!! The theme is falling leaves!! Beautiful!
Melissa

P.G. Lamb said...

Donna, beautiful card!

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Tracy (Jedi ScrapMaster) said...

That is beautiful! I love Fall!

Peggy said...

Beautiful card, Donna.

Cricut Couple said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous! Love every single little detail about it!!!