Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Fall colors birthday card

 Hello there and welcome!
It seems that I've finally recovered some mojo as I've
not been very busy making cards lately, other than DT duties.
(And I have soooo much to make: birthday cards, pretty much
depleted my stash. Christmas cards. I have some made,
but not nearly enough needed.) Ugh.
So here is a birthday card I came up with yesterday:

Here's the inside:

For the focal point, I used a NBUS die, Lawn Fawn's Magic Iris Fall Leaves add on.
I die cut one from kraft and one from white card stock. On the white one,
I smooshed Spiced Marmalade and Crackling Campfire DI's on it. I also 
used the same on all the single maple leaf dies, and flowers. For the
rest of the single leaves, I smooshed them in Ground Espresso DI.
Once dry, I realized that there was too much orange, so I blended
the Ground Espresso DI over the maple leaves and also edged the flowers
with it. I used a shiplap stamp on the background panel, stamping in
brown ink, matted with brown card stock, on an orange card base. The kraft die cut was 
adhered, along with the stamped sentiment insert. The inked die cut and the rest of the 
leaves and flowers were glued down. I added Nuvo glitter drops in white blizzard
on all the 'berry' bits and the flower centers for some sparkle. I finished
the inside with another sentiment and the last inked maple leaf.
I love how this turned out!

That's all for now. I appreciate you stopping by!

I'd like to enter this at:
Color Hues #29 - Orange & Brown

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Offset Sayings Birthday; Taylored Expressions - Shiplap background
Ink: Ranger DI - Spiced Marmalade, Crackling Campfire, Ground Espresso; Memento - Rich Cocoa
CS: Cardstock Warehouse; TE; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; Lawn Fawn - Magic Iris Fall Leaves add on; MISTI; Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard; water mister; heat gun; Ranger blending tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM


  1. Simply fabulous Chris. Love it!

  2. Chris... this is the perfect blend of smooshing and distressing. I absolutely love the end result! Such a perfect fall card. Thanks for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week.

  3. Hi Chris, your card is stunning! I love the rich colors you achieved with smooshing and the fabulous details make this so lovely! Thanks for playing along at Color hues!

  4. Awesome card, Chris! I am really loving the varied tones on your wreath and leaves! The smooshing technique is one that never fails. So happy you joined us at Color Hues and hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

  5. the textures and colors here are so lovely

  6. This shiplap background is very cool! And your wreath is gorgeous. Isn't it nice when mojo decides to return for a visit? :D Thanks for sharing this with us at Color Hues!

  7. I love how this turned out, too, Chrispy! It's beautifully smooshed/blended, schparkled, and put together for a lovely fall birthday card. The shiplap background is awesome! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Gorgeous wreath and the shiplap background is so perfect with it! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  9. Beautiful card, Chris! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Color Hues Challenge!


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