Autumn anniversary card


I really liked the look of  Michelle Zindorf’s card she made in one of her tutorials  #543 so I wanted to make my version for my mum and dad’s anniversary.  As usual I have tweaked a few bits to make it a little different but keeping to her overall design. The grungier type of swirls go better with this very rustic grungy type of image. The direct to paper technique makes every card look different as you can never swipe the inks pads identically.

Inks:  Stampin up Soft suede and Crumb cake, Adirondack Espresso
Card: ivory, dark green, pearlised brown and dark brown card
Stamps:  Stampin up Lovely as a tree and Cheer and wishes, Creative expressions Swirl elements, Tim Holtz Urban tapestry (texture stamp)
Other: copper peel-off leaf (darkened with brown Sharpie pen to dull the copper), Tombow green pen, Moonshadow ink Incandescent copper, copper brads
I did use a white pen to create highlights but I smudged them in a little as they were just too bright.

April scraplift

Faith chose the April scrap page for our crop’s scraplift, with kind permission from Glitterola over at UKscrappers.


I kept the general placement of the photo, the distressed edges to both background layers, my swirls are beads on wire, under the photo are 3 skeleton leaves with gold leaf behind them, the maple leaf is a real maple leaf encased in some kind of resin (fridge magnet).
I started by spraying the More mustard layer with the sprays and sponged on some mustard seed then splattered with more colour. I distressed the edges and added the brown colours to the back and curled the over. The photo is actually a photocopy of a picture I had cut out from a magazine of branches hanging over a pond. I coloured the leaf beads (which were pale green) using copic pens and placed some behind the photo and some along the front aligned with the branches on the photo. Stuck everything on then stamped the word Fall over the leaves and layered this page onto the black card which I had distressed the edges already.

Inks: Memento black, Colour washes Terracotta and Pesto, made a spray with Magenta ink, Distress ink Walnut stain , Vintage photo and Mustard seed
Card: Stampin up black card and More Mustard card
Stamps: Tim Holtz foam alphabet stamps
Other: skeleton leaves, gold leaf, gold alphabet brads, fridge magnet leaf, Magnolia beads on wire sprays coloured with copic pens

CBC ATC swap Autumn

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I am hosting the CBC ATC swap this month and for a nice easy theme I have picked ‘Autumn’. Here are my two for the swap. Inspired by Jo Capper-Sandon’s article in the October issue of Craft stamper magazine I have been playing with spray inks and natural masks to make the background card (the leaves ATC). She used small branches for her example but I have used Acer leaves as a mask for mine.

For Trick or Treat:
Inks and sprays: Adirondack color wash butterscotch, Chroma jewels wine, Gold Krylon webbing spray, Glitz spritz Dessert moon Antique rose, Versafine Black ink, gelly glaze pens, Distress ink black soot
Card: white
Stamps: Non-sequitur Grave tidings
Other: Hambly screen prints rub-ons Halloween (text), black plastic spider, Stickles, black pen to highlight text

For Autumn Leaves:
Inks and sprays: Adirondack color wash butterscotch, Chroma jewels wine, Gold krylon webbing spray, Adirondack dye ink cranberry,
Card: white card
Stamps: Non-sequitur Samurai Acer leaves
Other: Diamond glaze