Saturday, September 2, 2017

4 You!

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Not much going on here today so I thought I'd have a little fun and join in some challenges!  The Memory Box Challenge for September is 'Falling for Fall' Autumn Cards and the Mix It Up Challenge is Anything Goes with an option of 'Inlaid Die Cut' were a good starting point.  This 'inlaid die cut' is a fun technique that I thought would be good to use for a birthday card.  My daughter & grandson have birthday's this week so one of them is getting this card.

Would you believe we are already seeing the leaves changing color here in Ohio!  It won't be long before the neighborhood is in a blaze of Fall color ... and I haven't even taken a 'summer' vacation yet!  LOL

I you know me at all, you know 'clean & simple' is not my usual style.  Believe me when I tell you it was all I could do to NOT ADD more to this card LOL!  But I'm pretty happy with the outcome and hope you like it too!

If you are not familiar with this technique, you can find several Youtube tutorials here.  Give it a try ... it's a lot of fun and you end up with a fabulous & unique design.  I happen to receive an email from Simon Says where they shared some awesome videos for 'quick cards' ... THIS IS THE VIDEO I drew inspiration from.

Here's a side view shot showing the dimension:

Let's see if I can find a few other challenges to share in today:
Star Stampz Challenge - 2 or more die cuts

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Orange cs, Goldenrod cs,
Dies:  Memory Box 'Amazing You' #30015, Memory Box 'Parker Numbers' #98365
Accessories:  Tim Holtz distress inks, sponge daubers, 3M dimensional tape, Art Glitter glue

Here's a little Labor Day humor for you . . .


Leslie Miller said...

Wow, Darlene! You did CAS beautifully! I watched the video and the technique for adding the pattern to the sponged background is very cool! Another idea to try. Someday I might even have to get some stencils. Happy Labor Day weekend!

GerJanne said...

Oh Yes, I like your card very much!! CAS is a diificult style and I think it's hard to stop putting things on the card. You did it very Well.
Thank you for joining us at Do Al(l) Kreatives.

Judy Woodland said...

Leaves are changing color up here on Lake Superior too. They are saying it's going to be an early fall. I love what you have done with the inlays, one of my favorite techniques. Beautiful clean and simple card!!!

Doris Klein said...

Wow.. what an amazing creation Darlen! I'm very glad to see you at Do-Al(l) Kreatives :-)Hope you are ok?

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

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Wendy L said...

Looks fab, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Jonnece Putu said...

Simply wonderful. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at 'Do-Al(l) Creatives'. Jonnece DT

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I hear ya on the whole CAS thing....twinsies! lol This card is perfect as is, the colors and those leaves are magnificent! I {heart} Fall! Cooler temps have been occurring here it!

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card(I struggle with this too)love the beautiful Autumn leaves---Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
Carol DT x

Alexander Kretschmann said...

Beautiful card... just look fabulous.

Happy to see you are playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

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Conniecrafter said...

that is such a cool technique and I love how you used the leaves, so pretty!

Diane said...

Pretty pretty fall card and a cool technique, you have been busy having fun I see!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Completely adorable.
Janis, Moving along with the Times DT

Pawsitively Creative said...

Very perfect card for the coming cooler season and such a clean and fun design to boot! Awesome sauce colors on the leaves, it looks so real! Your inlaid die is fantabulous!

Thanks for joining us at Mix It Up! Hugz. ~Niki DT

KackaD said...

Lovely project, thank you for joining Pink and Main challenge, Kate DT

Pam MacKay said...

Love your fall leaves! Thanks for joining the Pink and Main Challenge this month! DT Member Pam