Sunday, July 10, 2016

There's always HOPE . . .

Happy Sunday Everyone!
With so much tragedy and sickness in the world today,
I think we all know someone who is going through a difficult time
and could use a card of encouragement to not give up HOPE!

That was my thought behind today's card.

I know it's only July but I'm thinking ahead and wanted to have a
few cards ready for the Fall season.  I have one particular Fall Craft Show that I know the ladies
will love this Fall colored creation.  The fact that is '1 stamp mailable' will be a PLUS for them.

Here's a few quick tips on it's creation . . .

I first die cut the beautiful Maple Vine Frame (Tutti-139) from white card stock.

 TUTTI-139 Maple Vine Frame
Next I took another piece of white card stock and sponged various fall colors of ink around the outer edge.  I wasn't too concerned about the middle since it pops out of the die.
(As you can see I wasn't too concerned about getting those ROUND sponge dauber circles either ... as a matter of fact, that was quite okay because it gave me some 'highs & lows' on the finished cut.)

I off set the inked die cut panel over top of the white die cut panel
then adhered it to my forest green card base.

Remember I said the center pops out ... well, we wouldn't want to waste that piece since it was perfect to use for cutting out the HOPE die which is actually a part of the Snowglobe Expressions (Tutti-143) set.

TUTTI-143 Snowglobe Expressions 

A white gelly roll pen was used to free hand some faux stitching around the word
as well as the edge of the card base.

Viola ... almost done!

I wanted to leave room for a message on the inside but then remembered there was another fabulous fall die in this latest release that I thought would work nicely as an accent for the inside of my card.

That die is the Pinecone Branch (Tutti-148) ...

If you haven't yet popped over to the Tutti Designs Store, YOU ARE MISSING OUT on some fabulous dies at a very REASONABLE price!!

And if you need inspiration, did you know there is a team of ladies who are sharing Tutti Design creations each and every day of the week ... each month?  Yep be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Blog so see what these ladies have created using Tutti Designs dies to help inspire your creativity.

There are two more locations you'll want to check out ... 

Challenges to share in:
Just Us Girls Challenge - Sponging
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Sentiment as Focus
Creative Artiste Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge - Anything Goes

Please take a minute right now and check 'em out ... you'll be glad you did!
I will be back NEXT SUNDAY with another creation made using Tutti Designs dies,
I hope to see you again soon!

Till then . . .

13 comments: said...

I love your card my friend! I always seem to forget to color like you did your leaves. It is a perfect way to add many colors to leaves. Well done!

Silje Kristin Aunan said...

What a Lovely card <3

Kathy Krug said...

I hate looking at your blog. i always find dies I can't live without. Love this leaf frame. Thanks for sharing how you did the card. Love your stitching around the sentiment because it really draws the eye to the message of the card. Like you I am always looking for cards that have dimension but only take one stamp. Just beautiful.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVELY leaf sponging! Thanks for joining in at JUGS~

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful use of that doing the sponging and die cutting. Thanks for the inspiration!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, I just received the leaf border and the pine corner so I'm excited to see how awesome they look on your card! You're so good to be making ahead like this. I can't seem to get away from summer even though I should be working on a few Christmas cards, I know. LOVE the sponged panel you made to cut the leaf frame from. That turned out so pretty!

Donna Phelan said...

This. Is. Glorious. That leaf die is fantastic as are your beautiful colors. Yes, yes...there is ALWAYS hope!!! Beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

I know there are a lot of people that can use a bit of hope in their life and this is just gorgeous, your technique is just perfect for the leaves, love that!

Mimi said...

This is beautiful... it looks like one of those colored chalkboards. I just love this! Great job.

Leslie said...

oooh!! Love how you created the card!! Beautiful leaves!!

Debbie Ellis said...

Love the colours, turned out fantastic
thanks for joining our challenge over at
Debbie DT

Sammy said...

Ohhh, more beautiful colours. Lovely card. Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Wheelie Crafty said...

Wow what a beautiful technique you have used on your card... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner