Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Fall Card

Hello crafty friends,
Today I am sharing a card I created for the Pazzles Design Team and the Pazzles Craft Room.
I think fall is one of the prettiest times of the year. I love the colors and the crisp cool air. I sure do miss living up north during this time of year. Well anyway, here is my card for today. I am a self proclaimed DCWV StackAHolic! DCWV Autumn Melody Stack was the perfect choice for the pretty paper on this card! 
acorn card by melincutout-475j_thumb[2]


When deciding what to create, I knew I wanted to work with the new Pazzles Pen tool. I used several files from the craft room library to create this work of heART.
Here is a closer look at the pen work. I simply added a "fill" into my fonts. The pen tool and my Pazzles did all the coloring in for me. The pretty flourish pen work is a craft room file as well. I then created an outline and had the pen do the dashed "stitched" line. I used an American Crafts Red Glitter Gel pen for the lettering and a Sakura Micron Brown Pen for the flourishes and the stitching work.


The card base is made of kraft cardstock and then I layered it with a cream and orange mat. As I mentioned above, the pretty patterned papers I used for the mat, the acorn outline and the leaves and border strip are all from the DCWV Autumn Melody Stack. Another fabulous stack of papers from the creative minds of DCWV!

Here's a closer look at all the yummy layers and papers.
I inked most of the edges with my Close To My Heart Saddle Ink Pad
In this view, you can also see where I took three strands of my burlap cord from May Arts and braided it to create a little extra visual interest. I layered it onto the May Arts Olive Satin ribbon for some great texture contrast.



Here's a closer look at the pretty little leaves and the burlap cord bow with button. I cut all the leaves out of the piece of Autumn Melody paper and then inked them with the various inks in my CTMH Enchantment Ink pad set. It gave them enough of a subtle difference without making them all completely different. 


Supplies Used
pazzles-cutter-200 pen tool-200 acorn-200
flourish1_001-200 leafy-border-200 doublescallopandlatticeborders-200
* Bazzill Brown, Orange, Cream and Kraft cardstock
* Misc. Button

Well, I think that about covers it for today. Be sure to visit the Pazzles craft room and check out all of the wonderful things. Thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!
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2 comments:

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is a gorgeous card Melin. I love the autumn colours too, so beautifully rich. Adore the little button bow and the love the fall of leaves. A beautiful design and a beautiful card!! Love it! ox

GabyCreates.com said...

Your card is so so pretty amiga!! love the acorn and all the leaves and the fall colors. And thanks for the reminder [a bit of sarcasm] for I have not used my Pazzles in a long time and I love it! TFS