Sunday, October 15, 2017

Thanks . . .

Hello Friends!
Today I'm  sharing another fun creation using dies from the Tutti Designs Store.  Specifically a die from the August Fall/Halloween Release called Acorn Frame (#390).  This card didn't come together exactly the way I had envisioned, but I'm very happy with the end result.
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Here's how it all began . . .

I spotted this fall variegated paper in my stash and thought it would work perfectly for the leaves around this beautiful frame.

The paper was very light weight so I decided to die cut two more panels out of a heavier, leather look card stock as a base for the fall colored panel.

Then I thought I would die cut just the upper portion of the die from the leather look paper for the acorns so they would stand out.

A bit of fussy cutting and gluing I felt my frame was all set to go ... WRONG!!

Once I chose my background papers I wasn't happy with the fact that my fall colored panel really didn't show the beautiful 'cut lines' in the leaves as much as the brown die cut panel did ... SO ... I decided to use the entire brown upper panel!  Much Better!! 

 The other Tutti Designs dies I used for today's creation are:

 November 2016 Release
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December 2016 Release

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The sentiment die was cut from both the brown card stock and a scrap of orange card stock then glued together with an offset to create a shadow.  I also decided to pop up the frame a bit more by adding small pieces of dimensional tape behind each of the leaves.  

To create a little more definition, I sponged Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' distress ink around the edge of my stitched rectangle frame.   LOL ... NOW I'm happy!!

 Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies in this latest release.  And, of course, you'll want to browse through the store to see what other dies you need to have on hand.

Need inspiration? 
The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog EACH and EVERY DAY!   Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!

Challenges to share in:
Dare 2B Artsy October Challenge - Fall Colors
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - Fall
Mod Squad Challenge - Fall Fest
Moving Along With the Times Challenge #56 - Autumn/Fall
For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

 Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .


Hansi Brittain said...

Isn't it funny how projects evolve? Some of you best can be the result of letting go of your original idea and letting the creative spirit guide you. I love how you combined papers for the die cut frame.

Leslie Miller said...

I'm so in love with this acorn frame, and whatever you visualized I can't imagine it being better than this. So beautiful, warm, and fall-ish, Darlene!

Barbara said...

Wow, Darlene! Just when I think that I have all of the fall stamps and dies that I need, another gorgeous one shows up. I love that you have done on the card and will surly be drooling over it. I think that that need this one. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week. Good luck!
Barbara Challenge Host

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful acorn die and great B.paper and Autumn colours
Carol x

Mia said...

Great die cut, Darlene. Your autumn card turned out beautiful!

laurie said...

That acorn frame is amazing! I love the detail..and love the card you made with it!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, I love the colors you put on the framing leaf part, pretty dimension! Isn't it great when it turns out nice even when it wasn't the original idea!

Nana Connie said...

WOW, Darlene - fantastic card and fabulous die! That one is now on my list of Must Have dies. I love the acorn frame in just the variegated paper but also love what you did adding the brown cut to it. You're correct that the embossing lines show best in the dark brown so that was a great choice. Just to be totally "wishy-washy," I love it with the multi color CS and just the acorns in brown, too. :-D

Wendy L said...

What a beautiful die, perfect card for our challenge at MAWTT, xxx

Donna Phelan said...

That Acorn Frame is spectacular! Love your Fall card!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning! xoxo