Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fall Card

I think I desperately needed to do a card without an immediate purpose.  And so, I was very excited about the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  The challenge for this week is a creation with at least one Cricut cut that shows your favorite season.  While I know a lot of people will be doing spring and flowers and all that, I couldn't look at another pink or green piece of paper (at least not for a couple of hours).

I think it has been at least a few days since I mentioned how much I love Core'dinations paper.  I received a huge box of it just this last week (it weighed 35 pounds and I think at least 30 of those pounds were Core'dinations papers).  All of the paper, except the cardbase, are Core'dinations.  I used two Sissix embossing folders from Stu Kilgore to make the card topper.  The card topper is from the Sandy Tones Color Core All In the Family pack.  The leaves are all cut out using my cricut and the Sesame Street Seasons Cart.  I bet you never thought to look on that cart for leaves, did you?  I used my Tim Holtz sander to bring out more of the embossed images and my Tim Holtz paper distresser to rough up the edges.

Here is a closer look at the card.  You can see some of the distressing on the bottom right corner of the card topper.

Can you tell that the wheelbarrow originally was filled with sunflowers which I covered up with the leaves?  The leaves were cut from a package of 1.75 x 12 inch strips of Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock.  This package of paper showed up in my mailbox one day last month without an explanation.  I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth so, I'm using it.  At first I couldn't imagine what I would do with these little strips but I must say, they were perfect for these small leaves. I could have made the leaves almost twice as big and still fit them on the strips.

Thank you for checking out today's card.  I'm hoping to put together a couple additional cards for tomorrow.  We'll see if the weather calls me outside or if I still get some crafting done.  I've been sitting in my craft space with all of the windows open.  It is such a wonderful feeling.  I think spring might have arrived here in Georgia.


Luv Scrapping Together said...

What a gret card! Awesome job! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

Jean said...

Great card. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

Andrea said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

Fantabulous card! I love that embossing you did on it! Thanks for playing at FCCB :O)

Angji said...

Great card! I like how you incorporated dry embossing and die cuts. Well done! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!