Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Autumn Accents & Stamping and Blogging!

Hi Again,
Time to do a little sketch challenge with Stamping and Blogging! I hope you will play along. Sandy always has some unique sketches that sometimes make me stretch or scratch my head. This did both!! lol
I decided to maximize on the Washi Tape as it’s so beautiful! I’m one of those that is saving it for later!! So I had to actually open the package to do this one!!! So what do you think?
…and the inside with my Washi Tape Leaf! Ooh la la!
…and here is the sketch if you’d like to try.
I kind of had fun with this. My base is Crushed Curry cut to 4 1/4 x 11. Next mat is Cajun Craze…a must have for Fall! It’s cut to 4 x 5 1/4. Next up Very Vanilla cut to 3 3/4 x 5 and run through the big Shot with my Woodgrain Embossing Folder. Love it!! I first added my Beautiful Washi to the Vanilla Base and wrapped it around the back to secure. Once done I added tape to the back and attached to the Cajun Craze. That layer I put dimensionals on and placed it on the Crushed Curry Card Base.
Next I cut leaves out of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze and threw in a little Blackberry Bliss leaf in the background. I did emboss with the same folder and sponged a bit. Before I attached them to the card I did a little Ribbon Shredding of the Burlap Ribbon and added it for some texture and because Sandy wanted me to!! lol
I then added my sponged leaves with a few glue dots and a gathering of linen thread attached with a glue dot. The card seemed a bit clean, which is my norm but I felt for once I needed to dirty it up! Holy Moly! Got more on the front than I wanted to!!! So I added another piece of Washi Tape to the top left. I think it balanced it out, don’t you?
Did you see the inside of the card with the Washi and my Washi Leaf? So stinkin’ cute! I think anyway.
Here are the supplies used for my card:


  • Sandi MacIver – USA
  • Amy Koenders – USA
  • Michelle Last – UK
  • Claire Daly - Australia–
  • Caroline van der Straaten – Netherlands –
  • Marine Wiplier – France – http//
  • Kerstin Kreis – Germany
  • Shelagh Freemantle – Canada –
  • Patrice Halliday-Larsen - New Zealand– Create with -

    Thanks for stopping in! See you next time!!!

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    stampwithamyk said...

    What a pretty card Lee! I love the colors and the textures. Great use of the Washi Tape too!

    Claire said...

    Fabulous! Love this washi tape and love all the texture you have created with your fabulous card.

    Sandi MacIver said...

    stretch and scratch, LOL....sorry about that my friend, but it worked cause it turned into this beautiful fall creation!....

    Shelagh Freemantle said...

    There are never mistakes only opportunties for a new creations. Love the tape on the top of the card as well....lovely fall colors Miss Lee. Hugs from Shelagh.

    Patrice said...

    Wow I just love everything about your card :-) I love how you shredded the Burlop Ribbon and your Washi Tape leaf is so cute.

    Michelle Last said...

    Such wonderful autumn colours and a perfect card, thanks for sharing with us Lee x

    Caro's Kaartjes said...

    Love the textures on the card Lee. It makes it even more Autumny, because it strengthens the colors. (do I say this right?!) TFS

    Marine said...

    Wow Lee, I love everything on your card : colors, texture, washi tape place, really great !