Saturday, October 1, 2016

DT Announcement and Product Discount Code

A Fall Harvest Card:


I'm going from this:

to this:

I'm one of the 

which means you'll be seeing my make on the first Saturday of the month when the monthly challenge kicks off.

Speaking of which, the October challenge is Fall Impressions and runs from October 1 to November 4.  This month we have a DOUBLE challenge for you.  Not only do we want to see a fall themed creation, BUT we also want to see some embossing on your project.  Now if you don't have any equipment to emboss, it is perfectly fine to use pre-embossed papers.  As long as there is embossing of some nature on your project, and of course it is fit into the fall theme, it will qualify for this challenge.  

For INSPIRATION, head on over to the Creative Playground blog HERE where you'll find design team makes, challenge details, and links to FaceBook, Pinterest, and the Store.

For MOTIVATION, please use my DT code when prompted at checkout at the Store HERE

Back to my card for today:

I used the pumpkin outline and the sentiment from the Scarecrow set found in the store HERE.

I printed the pumpkin 3 times so that I could color one layer seperately on each pumpkin This allowed me to fussy cut each layer individually and then run each layer through the Big Shot with a different embossing folder. I also edged each section and the leaves with distress marker.

After using my Loew Cornell colored pencils, I chose coordinating cardstock mats to layer behind the pumpkin. The top brown mat was embossed with a tree/leaves. And I embossed leaves on a strip of pale green paper which is placed horizontally across the matching card behind the 3 mats.

Embossing folders used:

Darice Leafy Tree
Darice Damask Background
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot
Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Leaves

I think these embossing folders make the pumpkin look very elegant and the Happy Harvest font pairs nicely.

Entering this card in these challenges:

Cards in Envy (no lumpy bumpy--must fit flat in envelope): Challenge: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall  expires Oct 2. limit 3 entries--this is my 3rd one #76 x

Creative Knockouts #161 Fall   weekly Thursday challenge expires on Wednesdays; limit 2 entries; max combined with 7 other challenges--this is my 1st one #17 x

Worldwide Design Team Challenge:  Anything Goes Sept 15-October 12  max 3 entries--this one is my 3rd.   #89 x

The Male Room Challenge #45 Leaves and/or Trees  I have both-- 2 week challenge started Sept 28.  I'm entry #19 x
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