Friday, September 28, 2012
Feature Friday: Falling for Fall
Happy, happy Friday peeps!
It's Shay here and I am delighted to bring you some cards for the autumn season. I am so happy that the weather is downright pleasant after the heat of summer and I am anticipating all this season brings including autumn crafting.
I made two cards that are very similar, but by changing up the colors, sentiments and some of the images they have their own character.
Using the same stamp set, Scallop Border, I made the background for two cards with a different look by using different patterned paper. All of the border stamps (Double Dot, Lace, Leaf, Lines, Scallop, Single Dot, Triangle and Zig Zag) come with two stamps: an outline and solid that work together or can be used separately. Another fun feature of the border stamps are that they can be lined up so you are able to stamp the entire length of a 6" x 6", 8" x 8" 8.5" x 11", 12" x 12" page or even larger surfaces.
For these cards I simply stamped the scallop outline many times on patterned paper and cut them out and adhered them together (one under the other for a tiered effect) into a panel. I cut the left and right sides for straight edges. I then adhered all the scallops to a piece of cardstock with the bottom cut into a scallop design. For the Halloween card I also stamped an equal amount of scallops with the solid scallop in black ink and adhered them alternately.
For interest and dimension I curled up the edges of the scallops.
The sentiments are framed by the frame image in Day Framer for the fall card and the frame image in Life Framer for the Halloween card. I added dots or circles to both frames using Copic markers. You can also use patterned paper, paint them in, doodle in designs to decorate your frames...really the possibilities are as varied as the colors in the sky.
Funky Alphabet is perfect for sentiments during autumn (especially Halloween) and I spelled out "boo" and "fall" using them. The "Happy" is from the fall card is from Details Framer and "to" from the Halloween card is from Snapshot Framer and "you" from the Halloween card is from Day Framer. The cute cat is from the Window stamp set.
You could use the idea of this tiered scallop background for scrapbook layouts, tags, gift bags, mixed media projects among a few things. Try one of the other borders for a completely different look. Embellish with punched images, jewels, leaves, feathers, flowers, ribbons, fabric, lace, pearls, sequins, die cuts and the like to really make it your own.
We would love to see what you are crafting as the weather cools this fall. Add your projects to our flickr group, to Pinterest, comment with a link on this post or even email pictures to us!
And be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming release for some great autumn and winter stamps to add to your Paper Wings Productions stamp collection!
Stamps: Day Framer, Details Framer, Life Framer, Snapshot Framer, Scallop Border, Funky Alphabet, Window
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in tuxedo black; Jenni Bowlin for Ranger in brown sugar and chili powder; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in black soot
Cardstock: white, Georgia-Pacific; black and kraft, Neenah; chocolate chip, Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Anna Griffin and Basic Grey
Other: twine by Divine Twine; Copic Markers; dimensional adhesive, Stampin' Up!