Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Fall Card Creation

Fall colours are so beautiful! And now that the trees are starting to change colours where I live, I became inspired to make this card. I initially wanted to make a Halloween  themed card, because I loooove halloween, but I don't have any halloween stamps yet.

My family loves apple pie especially at Thanksgiving so we always have to have one in addition to pumpkin pie. I like how this card turned out. I'm getting the hang of using more embellishments in my creations, but I am still finding my style :)

I used the stamp by The Greeting Farm "Cheeky Cherry Pie." I just adore how cute these Cheeky Girls are!! The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie as part of the Berry Girls Collection, "Abigail Apple." The papers I used are from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash Retro Grunge, as well as from the Prima Fairy Flora paper stack. The plain cardstocks are from Recollections.

I stamped the image and sentiment on Copic Xpress paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and also inked the edges using Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink pad in Sand Dunes (I used the orange one). The embellishments are from a garage sale. I decided to use a maple leaf and orange brads to coordinate with the colours of the papers.

I used Copic markers (a mix of Sketch and Ciao) to colour the image. The colours I used are:

Hair: E09, E13, E21
Skin: E50, E21, E53, and R20 for blush
Eyes: YG06
Eyeshadow: BV00
Apron: YR00, YR07, YR16, Y17
Apron Ribbon and shoes: R89, R29, R24, R05
Dress: BV00, BV02, BV08
Pie: E15, E13, YR 14
Pie container: C7, C5

I kept the inside of the card simple. I used papers from the Tim Holtz and Prima stacks again and then a plain white cardstock from Recollections for the writing area. I inked the edges again with the orange from the Sand Dunes ink stack, and stamped apples (also from the Abigail Apple set), using the orange and yellow ink from the Sand Dunes stack.

I struggle a bit with what to do with the inside of the cards that I make, but it's a work in progress :)
I am joining the One Crazy Stamper October Halloween or Fall themed Challenge, the TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Blog's Monday Fun Day Challenge as well as the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Weekly Challenge and By the Cute and Girly 2nd Year Birthday Challenge and Blog Hop


  1. Oh this is just gorgeous .. what a fabulous image and so beautifully coloured .
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month for our 2nd Birthday celebrations
    Lisa x

  2. Beautiful card,love the colours and the image is as sweet as the sentiment....Love it...
    Mandy x

  3. thank you guys!~ it means a lot! :)

  4. A wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  5. This is beautiful! Your colouring is gorgeous and shows off the image so well.

  6. Lovely card! Great colours and cute stamp!
    Thanks for joining SS&S this week!
    Hugs Gry!

  7. Great autumn colours. Making me hungry looking at that pie! Thank you for joining in BTC&G's 2nd birthday celebrations.

  8. Very cute card thanks for joining us at OCS.

  9. Your colouring is absolutely fabulous!! Love the sentiment too :)) Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

    Tammy xx

    If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!