Saturday, October 1, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #363 - Word Week



Hello crafty friends! Can you believe it's already October?!!! Where did the year go?! I swear it was just April a couple days ago. Geesh! Anyhooo, it's Word Week at JUST US GIRLS and Sharyn is your hostess this time around. She's picked the word LEAVES for you to be inspired by. You know you all have stamps/dies/DP/ribbon, etc. with leaves on them. Time to get them out and have fun making something awesome! Here are the two cards I've made:



I used some more of my hoarded stash!! Woo hoo! I bought this cutting plate earlier in the year and I finally used it. I started with two panels of white card stock, and smooshed them into various inks on my craft mat. After I dried them with the heat gun, I die cut the leaves and glued them onto their card bases. I use kraft and dark brown for my bases. After stamping the sentiments (heat embossing one of them), I used decorative scissors to trim one side. One was wrapped with twine, the other I adhered over some gold floss, both received some sequins for a bit of sparkle.




I hope you get the chance this week to play along with our leaves challenge at Just Us Girls! Need more inspiration? Simply check out what my teammies came up with to awe you! Also, since it's a new month, we have a new Guest Designer joining us! Welcome Jaydee! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with this month!

Just a note: If you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our October challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of December. Hope to see you in the gallery! Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at Mod Squad Challenge - Falling Leaves
 and also Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge - ATG














Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Autumn Groves, Eco Friendly
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Versa Mark; Ranger DI - Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint
CS: Taylored Expressions, Darice
Accessories: GC; SB - Leaves a Fallin cutting plate; ProvoCraft/Fiskars - decorative scissors; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; spritzer; Winnie & Walter - sequins; DMC - gold floss; twine from my stash
Adhesives: Scotch - scrapbooker's glue; Ranger - multi matte medium; Glue Dots; SA by 3L - 3D foam squares

13 comments:

  1. Both of these are beautiful! What a fun cover plate! I love the gorgeous Fall colors. It has been such a pleasure being on the DT with you. Thank you for being so supportive of me. It has meant the world. <3

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  2. Gorgeous cards, my dear. LOVE what you have done with the coverplate. Beautiful colors, great design. Well done!!

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  3. FABulous colours and design. So pretty.

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  4. Dude, I love both of these-- I am a sucker for that taupe-y color, but the black yields such a striking result. That is one bad-a$$ die! (Can I say that???) Cheers!

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  5. These turned out fabulous, Chris.

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  6. Chris, I love the die cutting plate and you showcased it beautifully. It works really well against both backgrounds, but do like the dark the best - it really makes the leaves pop. Fabulous card. Thanks for having me along as GD this month
    Jaydee

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  7. Chris, I love the die cutting plate and you showcased it beautifully. It works really well against both backgrounds, but do like the dark the best - it really makes the leaves pop. Fabulous card. Thanks for having me along as GD this month
    Jaydee

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  8. What a great die! I have never seen it before! Lovely colors too!

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  9. These are awesome! Love the die you used and love the natural kraft and brown layered with all those colorful leaves! Your inked panels are really fabulous, too. And love the touches of sequins and twine!

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  10. Lovely card. I love all the leaves. Thank you for sharing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge.

    Peggy T.
    DT Member

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  11. Gorgeous card Chris! It's so pretty and striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  12. That background die turned out beautifully by smooshing it in inks! This is a fantastic design. I really like that gold twine you used on the one.

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