Tuesday, September 3, 2019

All Occasion Card | Simon Says Stamp/Neat & Tangled - Hello Pumpkin



Hello! 

I think I can almost feel a cool down starting in my neck of the woods (or maybe it's just wishful 
thinking considering it was almost 90 degrees this afternoon with a relative humidity of 99% here in North Carolina?) and I believe it may be due to the "Everything Pumpkin" display that I saw today at my local Whole Foods Store! Pumpkin puree - pumpkin flavored tea - pumpkin spice muffin mix - harvest pumpkin craft beer...you get the idea! Well that put me in the mood to get started on some autumn-inspired cards!

This cute bundled bear is a part of Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember 2017 Neat & Tangled Set and is combined with Hello Bluebird and Sunny Studios products. I am basing the card layout on this week's Retro Rubber Stamp Challenge Sketch #118.


I used Distress Oxide Inks and blended them through Hero Arts' Woodgrain Stencil onto a piece of 110# Neenah Solar White card stock, spritzed it with shimmer spray, die cut a panel and adhered it to a top-folding A-2 card base. I ink blended a piece of the same cardstock with Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber and die cut it with Sunny Studios Scalloped Square Dies - a panel was lightly ink blended with a circle/diamond stencil, cut to fit behind the square die cut frame and adhered into place.

I smooshed a mix of autumn-toned Distress Oxide inks onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water and daubed pieces of the Neenah card stock into the inked areas. I tapped the paper numerous times until I got the depth of color and mix that I wanted and I set these pieces aside to dry. Hello Bluebird has so many great stand-alone dies and one of my favorites is the Gallery Frame #3, which has some added leaf and pumpkin die cuts. This is such a wonderful die set and I used it to cut multiple leaves, acorns and pumpkin images from my inked papers. 

I stamped the bear with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and water colored/die cut the image. I glued it into the scalloped frame and stamped the sentiment using the MISTI. This entire piece was glued onto the wood grain panel (following the sketch) and the autumn die cuts were added to the left-bottom corner. The card was finished with a sprinkling of assorted sequins and a light application of Wink of Stella clear shimmer.


Challenge submissions:







Thanks so much for stopping by!
Rachelle

23 comments:

  1. Adorable stamp and card, love the colours, thank you for joining in at MMM

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Meg - Hope all is well in your world! Thanks for the kind comments! : )
      Rachelle
      x

      Delete
  2. Cute card and great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great stencilled background and love the cute bear and Autumn colours.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
    Carol DT x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so very much Carol! I love autumn challenges! : )

      Delete
  4. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

    ReplyDelete
  5. He's so cute. I love the textured background and the little leaves and acorn. It's so well finished. Love Dawn x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Dawn! Thanks so much - can't wait until the temperature gets a bit cooler here in NC so I can pull out my favorite scarf! It's going to be in the low 90's for the rest of the week!

      Delete
  6. This is so beautiful, I love the woodland feel of your card, suits that gorgeous bear perfectly and I love how you used a frame to suit my sketch. Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a super sweet little bear along with great embellishments! Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber with our sketch this week.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your bear, your coloring is lovely and I love all the layers and your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Awww what a sweet fall card Rachelle! I love that adorable bear and the lightly stenciled background, beautiful embellishments too!
    Hugs, Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lol...I simply HAD to buy Pumpkin Spice flavored Belvita cookies today! I get it!!! Your card is darling - I love the sheen on your cute bear, and your coloring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Just stunning! Love the adorable bear and how you colored it. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a darling card! Love that sweet little bear and your Fall leaves accents and color! :)

    ReplyDelete