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Autumnal Inspiration – Classy Cards ‘n Such

Hello! Today I want to share what I made for this week’s challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such: Trees and/or Fall Foliage (Use trees and or fall leaves, plants). I enjoyed using earthy tones and lots of texture to make my card… It is truly an Autumn inspired creation.

I used mostly Spellbinders dies to make this card. First I die cut a bunch of leaves with Bitty Blossoms, from different cardstocks, which included Echo – Bronze Stardream Metallic. I colored a couple of leaves with Yellow Gold Inka Gold. Also, I die cut some Pine leaves with Poppy Stamps’ Pine Garland. Next I die cut an oval with Elegant Oval from Echo – Bronze Stardream Metallic and a smaller label with Fancy Label Tags One. I heat embossed a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs’ Faith stamp set in Gold detail on the smaller label. I mounted the labels and added all the leaves to one side, framing the sentiment.

I did leave a space between both tags so I could run through a piece of ribbon. But before adhering it all to the card base, I added a piece of tan burlap ribbon, that gives lots of texture to the design. I die cut the card base using A2 Matting Basics A. I finished the card with two Baby Rhinestones – Silver.

I hope you like my card! Remember that most of the supplies used are available at Classy Cards ‘n Such Store. Click on the links to be directed to the store. And if you do purchase, use the code Gracie-10 during checkout, and you’ll get a 10% discount!

I invite you to join our challenge this week! As always there will be a special prize from the store for the classiest entry!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Summer Sunflowers

Hello! Welcome to my challenge post for Classy Cards ‘n Such. This week we have a great inspiration photo! Our cards have to be Sunflower Inspired.

These are truly bright summer colors in an unusual combination, at least for me. I decided to emphasize on the sunflower theme adding accents of red and green around my central image.

I stamped a bunch of sunflowers with Penny Black’s Flower Gallery set. I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. Some of the flowers were stamped on a Spellbinders Classic Label Four, and some were fuzzy cut and adhered to the label afterwards. I applied Inka Gold in Yellow Gold to the sunflowers to give them a nice shimmer. I added Baby Rhinestones – Silver to the center of the flowers too.

I mounted the white label on a green metallic Spellbinders Imperial Gold Label Four, and then mounted these on a red Spellbinders Classic Label Four.

For the front of my card I added a piece of patterned paper from Shery K. Designs I printed on White Pearl Linen. I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A to cut the patterned layer. Also, I created a nice border with Spellbinders Classic Edges Two and Classic Decorative Inserts Three. To finish the design I ran across a piece of red ribbon (slightly to the left) and tied a double bow.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card! Join our challenge this week for a chance to win a special prize from the store. Visit Classy Cards ‘n Such and link up your Sunflower Inspired creation. If you’d like to check out the supplies I used to make my card click on the links added above or click here to visit the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


This card is participating in:
Floral Fantasy – Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Inspiration Photo – Just us Girls
Add a Handmade Bow – Craft-Dee Bowz
Anything Goes – Docerela Stamps 

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Pearls and Seashells

Hello! Welcome to my very first post for Classy Cards ‘N Such. This week’s challenge is called A Day at the Beach and who doesn’t long for one this summer, right? Well, it certainly reminded me of the aquamarine beaches we have in Honduras, particularly in the Bay Islands… So I had to use this fresh color, combined with white and sand beige, to make my card.

 

I used Spellbinders dies to make my card. I created the card base and central frame, on the Diamonds Effects largest frame, die cutting with A2 Matting Basics A. Then, I decided I wanted to make a double frame for the seashell with White Pearl Linen, to make it stand out from the background. To make the double frame I die cut eight corners from the A2 Filigree Delight. I layered the first four with the filigree ends towards the inside, trying to achieve a square shape. Then I layered the other four with the filigree ends towards the outside, on top of the first frame. This results in a very elegant, nicely layered base for a focal image or sentiment.

To put together my design I added a free seashell image I found on the internet, customized it to match the color of my cardstock and printed it three times on White Pearl Linen. Once cut I made a decoupage with them which worked out nice with the rest of the design. To finish, I added some pearls of various sizes combined with vynil stickers and heat embossed a sentiment (best wishes) on Vellum in silver. 

I hope you enjoyed my card and that it has inspired you to create a card with a beach theme for our challenge this week! Follow the guidelines and link up your creation for a chance to win a die from Impression Obsession:

To find out more about the challenge and see my teammates’ gorgeous samples please visit Classy Cards ‘N Such blog.

To visit the store and check out the products I used to make my card, click here.

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PS: If you’d like to have the seashell image used on my card, go to the freebies section (top tab) to download it. Enjoy!

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes – Word Art Wednesday
Inspirational Photo or Anything Goes – Dazzling Diva Challenge
P is for Pearls – The ABC Challenge
Summertime – Crafting Musketeers
Under the Sea – Crafty Cardmakers and more
Anything Goes – Curtain Call

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NEW Design Team: CCNS

 

It’s with great joy that I come today to share some blessed news… I’ve been invited to be part of the Classy Cards ‘n Such team as guest designer! Thanks to Beverly Bohannon and the team for your warm welcome and for this great opportunity.

Classy Cards ‘n Such not only has a wonderful challenge blog with great weekly giveaways based on merit, but also has a store where you can find the products we use for our cards. So make sure you stop by because I have an exclusive discount code for you! Use my code Gracie-10 to get a 10% discount on your order!

Next week you’ll have a chance to see my first card created for next week challenge at CCNS and I’ll share more details about this great blog and store! Until then…

Thanks for your visit.