I'm finally back online and have had a chance to do some stamping! I've been preparing for my new Stamp Clubs which start next week. I thought it would be appropriate to do some Fall-themed cards since it's already September. I've been focusing so much on Christmas, that I neglected my Autumn/Thanksgiving cards! Oops!
The challenge this time around is that I've got ladies in the clubs who are seasoned pros at stamping along with some newbies. So I've got to come up with some projects that are not too complicated for beginners, but interesting enough for the more advanced ladies. I hope I've succeeded with these cards. I got some inspiration from the Stampin' Up! demonstrator site for the Autumn card and the Pumpkin card.
Leslie posted a notebook a few days ago that she had decorated using TP (toilet paper) technique, and I thought it looked amazing, so I added that to this Autumn card that I found on the demo site. I love how it makes the cardstock look like leather (at least it does in person!). I used Close to Cocoa ink on Really Rust cs. The base of the card is River Rock, and I used the Apple Cider designer paper. The acorns are from the All Through the Year set, and the "Autumn" is from Season by Season. I punched the holes with the 1 1/4-inch circle punch, and the acorns are adhered with dimensionals.
I found this square card on the demo site as well. I wouldn't normally use this kind of background, but I think it gives the card a funky feel! It's glossy white cardstock that I just rubbed the ink pads all over! I like the quick and simple approach! This card has Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie and Close to Cocoa. The pumpkin is from the Give Thanks set, coloured in with blender pens in ink.
I can't remember what this type of card is called. If anyone knows, please let me know! The "bookmark" pops out of a slit in the base of the card, so when it's folded up you can't see the sunflower portion of the card. The base of the card is Not Quite Navy, and the bookmark part is Naturals Ivory. The sunflower is from Give Thanks and is stamped in Basic Brown and coloured in with More Mustard and Old Olive ink using blender pens. It's topped off with a bit of More Mustard grosgrain ribbon.