by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff Happy Friday!I hope your week has gone well! Is it looking like fall where you live? Not here, very much. Last week the southeast had record high temps almost every day. Thank goodness we're having a little cool down so ...


Paint Chip Fall and more...

Paint Chip Fall

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Is it looking like fall where you live? Not here, very much. Last week the southeast had record high temps almost every day. Thank goodness we're having a little cool down so I expect some leaves to start turning. I came across a box of paint chips (one of several I kept), and it occurred to me, I don't use them enough. So I picked a rusty color one & stamped the leaves across it w/ Versaclair. I knew from previous tries that most ink just will not dry on this coated surface & I had already planned to heat emboss it. I used a couple of brown inks on the leaves & to have it show, I used a clear embossing powder that has gold flecks in it. You can see it better in the closeup.
I found a piece of c/s that matched & used some double stitched rectangle dies to cut a window & also a white layer behind the paint chip. Then I trimmed the paint chip to fit & stamped the greeting. The little leaves in the corners were also embossed.

Here's the inside:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper:  Staples 110# white, rust, lg paint chip
ink:  Versaclair inks in acorn & pinecone (Kaliedacolor cappuccino used on inside)
accessories: Misti, gilded gold embossing powder, double stitched rectangles dies, Spellbinder A2 matting basics A dies


Happy Fall Y'all!

Good morning!
I have a fun card for you today.  I used the Pumpkin Patch stamp
but also used the Large Original Plaid stamp to make some colorful pumpkins.  Isn't that fun?  It took a bit of masking but really not hard.  The other stamp I used on this card is Happy Fall Y'All.

On this card I used the Thanksgiving Blessings stamp and the Classic Turkey stamp.
I used some copper nail head stickers a frame die which I popped up and a leaf embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
Believe it or not I used a bird book to get my colors for the turkey, I didn't know
they could be so colorful!

That's about it.  Thanks for visiting again today!
Happy crafting!


Spooky Twilight Walk

Hello crafty friends!

I have been having so much fun making backgrounds the last few weeks.  Today's background was made with inspiration from the Technique Lovers Challenge.  It was made by dipping stencils in inky water and stamping them on the paper.  I used a circle stencil, a diamond stencil, and a chicken wire stencil.  My ink was a little too wet, but I love how it came out. 

After it was dry, I stamped the Trick or Treaters Last Stop image.  I stamped it several times with my MISTI and then coated the moon with Stickles.  I stamped the Fall Leaf with Acorn and sponged on Vintage Photo ink.  Next I coated in brown and orange water colors.  To add back definition to the lines, I added some Stickles. 
I don't know if I would be scared or thrilled to see a sky like this on Halloween.  Inside I used the Poison Potions Halloween Greeting on another Stenciled background. 

Hope you are having a great week.




October Birthday

Hi Everyone,

I have lots of fall birthdays coming up in my circle of family and friends, so I scoured my sketch book, and I chose a card layout that looked interesting.  I've been in a rut and needed to kick start my card making mojo :)  

I began by stamping the October Birthday Greeting, die cutting it and adding a couple of mats. I then sliced it in half. 

I chose a simple embossed background, adding a border strip in the center, that I embellished with a bit of ribbon. 

I attached the sentiment along with a die cut leaf and some pumpkins that were fussy cut from the Pumpkin Pile stamp.

A bit of glitter on the leaf and a few matching gems and I called it done.  

I wish I could say fall is in the air, but I'm looking at temps in the 80's this week. However, I'm not complaining, because the frost will be on the pumpkins before we know it :)

Thanks for stopping by!



Monster Hugs!

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and found some time to get inky!!

Today I have a couple of Halloween cards I created for my grandsons using Halloween and background images from DRS Designs, the sketch from TMS and the latest small die of the month from Spellbinders.

These dies are adorable and I really like how these cards turned out.

The stamps from DRS Designs are:

The sketch from TMS was perfect for creating two cards. I stamped the green panel with dots using orange DO ink and the orange panel with the spooky eyes using black ink. Creating backgrounds with DRS Designs' images is super quick and easy. Once I cut them at an angle for the sketch I had two sets, so it was easy to create two cards. Here's the sketch.

I used the most recent small die of the month to create the little boys in their skeleton costumes and an older small die of the month set to die cut the little bats for embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by.



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