Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thinking about fall at the Twist

Well the weather here this week has been so chilly folks have taken to calling it "Aug-tober".  The cooler temperatures and the arrival of my Holiday Catalogue pre-order have put me in the mood for Fall and Holiday projects, so I decided to use one of my favourite new bundles for my project for this week's challenge at The Technique Twist.  We are all about partial die cutting this time...a cool trick to create interestingly shaped cards.  Check it out:

Thanksgiving card featuring the Partial Die Cutting Technique and using the new Wondrous Wreath stamp set and Wonderful Wreath and Fun Fall Framelits.
Here is a side-view shot so you can see how it is cut:

Cool, huh?  To learn how to do this check out Debby Hughes' great tutorial over on Splitcoast Stampers.
I used a few new products that will be available in just a couple of weeks in the Holiday Catalogue.  The wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath set and features different layered images that can be stamped overtop of eachother to create the different coloured leaves and berries.  SO easy and very cool.  The set also has a coordinating set of Framelits which have a marker on them to make lining up the framelit with the stamped wreath image a breeze.  No more fussing with the framelit to try and get it right!  Yippee!!


The sentiment is from an upcoming Hostess promotion set called Good Greetings and it is AWESOME!  There are 24 sentiments, all in the same fun handwritten font, that cover just about every fall/winter occasion you can think of.  You'll definitely want to plan to host an event so you can receive this one for FREE!  More details about this will be coming at the end of the month...stay tuned!
The little leaves behind the sentiment were die cut using another new set of framelits called Fun Fall.  They also have a coordinating stamp set with lots of leaf, pumpkin and even a little ghost image, all of which have a matching framelit to cut them out.  Love it!  To add depth to my wee leaves I sponged the edges lightly with Crumb Cake ink before adhering them to the back of my sentiment banner.  I also added a bit of linen thread to complete my arrangement.

On the inside I stamped the little leaf images from the Fall Fest stamp set several times along the bottom edge, leaving plenty of space for a note of gratitude.
So, now it's your turn!  Get out your favourite dies and Big Shot and give this technique a try.  You'll stretch your creativity and discover a new (slightly adictive) syle of card! 

Now for a little business...
All this week I have been celebrating my Blog-aversary and have offered a draw for some free Blog Candy.  Well today I get to announce the randomly selected winner....drumroll please....
 
The winner is Lindy!
Leena your website looks awesome!! I'm still trying to figure out how you did that header!? I love the little jewels and all the textures which is so what stampin up is all about! :D I am SUPER excited to be a part of the blendabilities club :) I love blending and adding depth and 3d to the pictures. That calypso coral flower with the grey looks amazing! eeeek so excited that you are doing this!! - See more at: http://alacards.blogspot.ca/2014/08/its-my-blog-aversary.html#sthash.MPu7MaMR.dpuf
Leena your website looks awesome!! I'm still trying to figure out how you did that header!? I love the little jewels and all the textures which is so what stampin up is all about! :D I am SUPER excited to be a part of the blendabilities club :) I love blending and adding depth and 3d to the pictures. That calypso coral flower with the grey looks amazing! eeeek so excited that you are doing this!! - See more at: http://alacards.blogspot.ca/2014/08/its-my-blog-aversary.html#sthash.MPu7MaMR.dpuf

Leena your website looks awesome!! I'm still trying to figure out how you did that header!? I love the little jewels and all the textures which is so what stampin up is all about! :D I am SUPER excited to be a part of the blendabilities club :) I love blending and adding depth and 3d to the pictures. That calypso coral flower with the grey looks amazing! eeeek so excited that you are doing this!! - See more at: http://alacards.blogspot.ca/2014/08/its-my-blog-aversary.html#sthash.MPu7MaMR.dpuf
Thanks for you kind comments Lindy and congratulations on winning.  I'll be in touch about delivering your new loot.
Have a great weekend eveyone!

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