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Monday, September 24, 2007

Daily Special - Project Reduce Scrap - #3 Fall Cards

Good Evening! Well here's two Fall cards I made again utilizing scrap papers and cardstocks. The card base is the only item that isn't a scrap item.

I'm having a lot of fun reducing my scrap pile. It's going to get harder when the cardstocks and designer papers become smaller and smaller. I'm going to have to get creative when that starts to happen.

Anyway. . .to create the speckled background, I used the SU Spritzer tool using SU markers in fall colors. I also smudged the edge using a sponge dauber and ink. I used the Kaleidacolor Autumn dye ink to create the spectrum type of coloring to the leaves. This was a really fun card to make. I'm really digging the fall colors.

Card Details:

Stamps: Printworks Thanksgiving BlessingsInk: Kaleidacolor Autumn, Copper Leaf Pen, SU MarkersPaper: SU Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Forrest Green (unknown brand), DCWV Fall Stack
Accesories: Organdy Ribbon, SU Ticket Corner Punch, JoAnn Brads

Here's the other fall card I made using scrap designer paper and cardstock. Again only the card base is not a "scrap" item.

I created the speckles on the card base and the background image using the SU Spritzer Tool using various fall colors. The Kaleidocolor dye ink is a great ink pad to create multi-colored images.

I'm currently creating a mini album using my scrap designer papers. I'm going to do a tutorial on it. It's really easy and probably don't need instructions because it's that simple but for those who like to look at tutorials and want exact measurements, I'll post one for you folks. I'll probably finish up creating the tutorial tomorrow and post it sometime during the day if I have the chance to do so.

Goodnight, folks.

Card Details:

Stamps: Print Works Thanksgiving Blessings
Ink: Kaleidacolor Autumn, Copper Leaf Pen, SU Markers
Paper: Speckled White, Beige, SU Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, DCWV Fall Stack
Accessories: SU Color Spritzer Tool, Key Tag Punch, Satin Ribbon


Karen said...

Girl, I can't keep up with you! lol Love the cards.

Beth said...

Wow those autumn cards are gorgeous. Who would have guessed that one could create such gorgeous fall cards with scraps. Great job.

Gabriela "Gabby" Arriaza said...

Girl...if I only had your strength to go thru my scraps. I FEAR looking thru my "scrap" stash. I only use it once in a while to punch out. BUT, looking at what you've made with your scraps and that mine aren't forever lost...I'll get to working on my scrap stash and see what I can throw together! ;)

Angel Wilde said...

I love both of these cards!!! GREAT work, Maria!

My Paper World said...

Really gorgeous! I love the speckled effect that you have created, so cool!

Michelle said...

I love your fall cards.

Aimeslee said...

OMG, as usual, love those sketches and cards, girl. Man, I gotta lotta catchin up to do! One day soon....prepare to be cased big time, LOL.

Aimes xoxo

Deb said...

Beautiful fall cards, I love them. Your sketches are brilliant too!

malieta said...

Beautiful and vibrant colors Maria! I can't "get over" how rich the colors are and the card is awesome!

Rita said...

Wowser, girl! Your on a roll! Fantastic cards!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Maria, these are georgous!

Lori said...

WOW!!!Talk about creative. I love the way you used the colors. I would've never thought of those, however, it's beautiful!!!

Then, creating them from scraps...OMG!!! You never cease to amaze me.

Ila said...

Both of these cards are Fabulous! I love the colors and pumpkins in the Thanksgiving Blessings...Wow...did you say scraps????...

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, what you can do with scraps, love these cards.