Monday, September 20, 2010

Hello There


Can you tell that I just love making fall cards? I made this card with a sketch idea over at Jitterbuggin. I didn't enter it in any contest, I just wanted to make it. I love the fall colors and so I made this card with some browns and some rust, olive and sky blue. The pattern paper is from Imaginisce "Apple Cider".
I also used some tracing paper (i didn't have any vellum left) to make a frame in the center so I wouldn't have to cover up the pretty fall trees in the background. To adhere the tracing paper and to make a nice border I zig-zagged around the frame with my sewing machine. I don't like seeing any adhesive behind the vellum so if anyone has suggestions how to do it without seeing glue gunk I would appreciate the advice. The stitching idea came to me since I didn't want to see the tape gun glue showing through. :)
The raccoon was really fun to make from the Create - A-Critter cart. The layers on that cart are so easy to make and I have to say that the critters are off the chart fluffy and cute!I inked the raccoon a little and added some white gel pen highlights to his eyes. I stamped a greeting "Hello there" in Chocolate Chip ink (SU).
Now, I've got to wrangle up some grimy little boys and corral them into the shower! Have a great night, everyone.

7 comments:

  1. So adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. So cute! Love the idea of the tracing paper so you can see the background. That raccoon is too cute with the pink cheeks. :)

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  3. He is wonderful! I love the raccoon and the paper you used.

    Georgiana

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  4. This is so cute! I love the paper!

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