Monday, September 9, 2019

Autumn Greetings and Happy BIrthday

Good afternoon!  

Gorgeous Fall day here!  Cool temps, quieter tourists lol

My first card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Gina K Designs, Fall Is In The Air 
(make your own stamped background or use GKD Designer Paper)
Stamping Sensations, Anything Goes With Flowers
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes
Dies R Us, Nature
Allsorts, Autumn
Wow Embossing Powder, Embellishments

This card uses Gina K Designs stamp sets; 
Perfect Pallets, Rustic Autumn and Something Good In Every Day.
Amalgam Black, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Timber Brown inks.
I stamped 4 of the long sized pallets for my background, flipping the stamp so the details would not be all in the same direction.  I then stamped 1 more long pallet and 2 of the smaller sized ones to created the 'gate' portion of my fence and fussy cut them out.  
I backed the 2 smaller ones with Fun Foam to add dimension.

4 Brads.
Fussy cut leaves and flowers.

Cheery Lynn Watering Can die, which I colored with Copic Markers.  
Layered it on card stock and a piece of chip board.  
I also coated it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed Clear Embossing Powder on it.
Cheery Lynn Wheat Heads die.

Has a nice bit of dimension to it.

This next card will be entered into the Challenges at:

My Favorite Things, Birthday Project, Gift Cards

I didn't have a Gift Card handy so I folded up a $20 bill to show you 
how you can slide something behind the Tag.

I used the MFT products:
 Sweet Roses stamps and dies.
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die.
Stitched Traditional Tags dies.
Fairy Happy stamp set for sentiment, cut and cropped.

Flowers and leaves colored with Copic Markers.
Amalgam Black ink.
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
PTI Classic Kraft Designer Paper.
Fun Foam and Foam Dots.

Sheer Ribbon
Natural Twine
Heart Button

I do love a little bit of dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



  1. Your autumn gate is a very creative design and so welcoming too. Love the dimension on the watering can colored to look real and you didn't stop there. The addition of the clear embossing power is genius. Love the fall flowers, this is a Beauteous card. The next gift card has tons of layers, your specialty and love that special layer. Someone is going to be very lucky.

  2. Beautiful cards, both of them. You are such an enabler, I didn't think I needed Mel's new set, but now I'm second guessing. You have achieved that garden gate look perfectly. Gorgeous layers on our second card and I love all the texture. Plus you have colored your flowers beautifully. Great color palette too. FABULOUS creations, my dear!!

  3. I Love your gate using the Perfect Pallets Stamp Set. Makes a perfect garden gate! <3 Thank you for joining Gina K. Designs Monthly Mic Challenge!

  4. Both are lovely and the first very clever stamping making up the gate to such good effect, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Autumn' theme at Allsorts challenge and 'Floral' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Two gorgeous cards! I really love the design of the first. That gate is a perfect backdrop for the lovely flowers in the watering can. Thanks so much for sharing it with us for our floral theme at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

  6. I love this card and you really made a great design with the wood plank stamp. It is go.

    1. Supposed to end up gorgeous. Auto correct messed it up.

  7. Awesome garden gate. It really has dimension and makes quite an impact. Thanks for sharing the wonderful details.

  8. Beautiful cards, Donna! You have inspired me greatly with your "gate" creation on top - generously inked and lots of dimension! Your tag card is darling! hugs, de

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  10. Your card is just perfect for an Autumn hello card, I always love wood backgrounds especially for Autumn cards, like the pretty sparkle on the leaves too.
    The colors in your birthday card flowers is so pretty, love the blending and the great idea for a gift card!

  11. What a gorgeous card for our "Nature" challenge at Dies R Us! I'm so glad you joined us so we could all enjoy this beauty!

  12. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  13. Both cards are lovely. Your garden gate is beautiful! I haven't bought this set yet and didn't think I needed it, but you may have changed my mind. Your second card is very sweet. I love all of the layering!

  14. A really lovely Autumnal card, the gate looks great as the background and really lovely image.
    Thank you for joining our 'Autumn Colours' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  15. Your Autumn Greetings card with the gate and watering can is amazing. The birthday card is beautiful and I love how you tucked the $$$ in the tag.

  16. Two gorgeous cards, love all the added dimension.

  17. Two great cards in lovely autumnal colours, perfect for our challenge at Allsorts, thanks for joining in.
    Lynn x

  18. WOW! Both cards are fabulous but I LOVE that first card! Absolutely awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  19. Your autumn cards are always amazing, something we’re not really into making here in the UK. I really love the first one, such beautiful warm colours and a fabulous design. xx

  20. So nice. I love your entries. The GinaK on the first one was one I had not seen before

    Diana @ Playing