Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Leaves - Papercraft Star challenge #66

Hello creative friends!! It is an exciting day today... why you ask?! Not only is today my birthday, but it is also time for another challenge at Papercraft Star!!

I love earth tones and fall colors so this weeks challenge at PCS was perfect! I chose to make a card using the 4 inch text writing background squares from the card makers series (141) and the Grunge 101 ATC sheet (023) from our wonderful sponsor The House Across The Bay.

I used a Tim Holtz mask on the piece (Totally inspired by Jan of PCS) I used from the 4 inch text writing background squares to add some dimension to the background. I used ink, glimmer mist and water to get a more distressed/weathered look.

The Grunge 101 ATC sheet was perfect to cut out these tiny leaves! I used my new Silhouette SD that I actually won in a giveaway to cut these cuties out!! The great design was already there, I just added distress inks to get a variety of colored leaves and added a bit of crackle accents with my finger for texture.

I had so much fun making this card that I even decorated the back and inside of the card!

I just love how it turned out! A beautiful card for a fall birthday or wedding, or just to tell someone how grateful you are to have them in your life! 

To participate in this weeks challenge, please link up your projects by 6:00am EST on Monday over at Papercraft Star's Blog. Be sure to include a leaf on your project!

a little inspiration....

I am so glad you stopped by today! Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Have a wonderful week,

THATB: 4 inch Text Writing Background Squares the card makers series 141 and Grunge 101 ATC sheet 023
Card Stock: White Printer card stock
Pattern Paper: Kay's Autumn by Me & My Big Ideas
Ink: Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick and Wild Honey distress inks by Ranger
Tools: Silhouette SD, Computer, Printer, hot glue gun, BigKick, and Lots Of Tags sizzlets by Stampin' Up!
Other: Tim Holtz Regal mini mask, Ivory pleated decorative trim by Hobby Lobby, Burlap Ribbon from Wal-Mart, Brown Tulle from Joann's, water, crackle accents and Wheatfields glimmer mist by Tattered Angels.


Tashia Boyd said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you.....

Lovely card! Hope you're doing well.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous. Love how you decorated the back...and the ribbon design is fab. :)

♥Jan♥ said...

Happy Happy Birthday Regan ! I am so impressed with those leaves, they look like you picked them up from the ground. The tulle behind looks perfect. Thanks for the shout out on the mask - I think it looks spectacular !!

Tracy said...

This card is one of my favorites of yours Regan. Love the masking and the leaves all crinkled up with the crackle. Perfect idea for fall leaf texture. Amazing job on this card challenge!

Tracy said...

Whoopsie! Forgot to tell you Happy Birthday. :-) Want me to sing to you? Probably not huh. LOL Hope you've had a wonderful day. Be blessed!

ferrellgraph-x said...

Whoo hoo! I hope you had the most spectacular Birthday ever!!! And you continue to celebrate through the weekend :)
Your card is fabulous! The leaves are perfect!!! Yep you are right the grunge 101 sheet makes them! Congrats on the Silhouette! I need to dust mine off! Lol

Kindest regards,

Sleepy Stamper said...

Regan!!! It was your birthday! Hope you had a great day! I just love the look of this card and those leaves look so real!!!


Kim Duran said...

Awe! Happy birthday, dear Regan! Your card is gorgeous. This one is going into another one of my favorites cards that you've created. How many favorites does that make now? lol

I love the pleated ribbon and the cluster of leaves. So gorgeous and perfectly fall-like.