Sunday, September 17, 2017

AAA #99 - Autumn colors

Hi everyone. Its time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! This time we are looking for your cards with autumn colors.

Fall is my favorite season! I love the cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves. We have a bunch of orchards in the area so getting apple cider and doughnuts are a tradition. There are so many reasons to like this time of year :)

Anyway, I was really happy to see this challenge. My first thought was to do autumn leaves but when I was looking through my stamps, I decided to use these squares from Concord and 9th to bring the colors in.

To start, I went through my stash and found several distress inks that I liked. Then I got my misti out and placed my stamp about halfway down the panel. I knew that I wanted a straight line and I didn't want to move my stamp on my misti once it was on. So instead, I moved my cardstock panel up along the misti as I changed inks. I was using distress inks, and sometimes they don't stamp smoothly, so I was really happy the misti kept everything lined up so I could stamp multiple times.

Once my stamping was done, I trimmed the panel down slightly and die cut the 'you' out of black cardstock. I was only using one layer of the die cut so I pressed it down in versamark ink and then used clear EP on it. It doesn't show in the picture but in real life it gives it a slight texture and shine. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment in versamark ink on a strip of the same black cardstock and embossed it with white EP. I used foam tape behind the smaller sentiment and layered it on some orange-ish cardstock I had. A couple of sequins finished off my card.

Stamps: Concord and 9th - Background blocks, SSS - You matter
Dies: SSS - You
Inks: Distress inks - brushed corduroy, rusty hinge, barn door, mustard seed, peeled paint
Misc: HA - white embossing powder, Doodlybug sequins

We have a great guest designer this week, Hannelie from and our sponsor is Uniko. Please check them out as well as the rest of the DT. They always have really beautiful inspiration. I hope that you are able to play along. I love seeing everyone's designs :)

Thanks so much for visiting!