Tuesday, September 29, 2015

You Warm My Heart

A card to warm your heart on a crisp Fall day :)


I started with a 5x5 "Craft" cardstock base for the card.  The next layer is a creamy beige piece of cardstock that I embossed with my Cuttlebug and a Darice embossing folder "Fall Leaves Swirl".  I thought that embossing folder was perfect for this.....not only does it give the look of a blustery Fall day, but the swirls  made me think of steam coming of the cup of hot coffee (or hot cocoa, or hot apple cider....whatever it is you're in the mood for).  I glued a piece of burlap across the bottom, and then a piece of green ribbon over that.  Next I topped it with leaves I made using a technique I saw on a Scrapbook Blessings Club blog hop....Everything Fall Blog Hop - Day 3 ....you can see the tutorial there.   But here is a quick explanation.....I took watercolor paper and radomly scribbled Distress Markers around it...I used Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Wild Honey, and Spiced Marmalade.  Then I used a waterbrush (you can use a paint brush and water) and blended the colors....not into one color but a collage of color.  Next I used a small Sizzix Flower die to cut flowers.  Then cut into individual petals.  I used the Peeled Paint Distress to draw the spine and viens on each petal to make it look like a leaf.  Mine aren't exactly like in the tutorial....I didn't have the same flower punch that she used, and I made my leaves the opposite direction.  But the inspiration was there :)  And the final touch is that adorable image from a Sherri Baldy colored printable sheet Coffee Bestie .  Oh and I rounded the top corners to soften the look.


I will be entering this card in the 
Scrapbook Blessings Club Everything Fall Blog Hop 
at the MFP Stamp Shop 
and
as well as the other challenges listed below

My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog - #9 Use A Punch/Die
My Besties 3D and More - #15 - Sept. - Anything Goes w/a Bestie
My Besties UK Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (A)
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge #5 Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge - #145 Autumn
My Besties International Challenge Blog - Challenge #20


Thank you for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

65 comments:

  1. What a pretty card, Janie, love all the leaves in the background! Happy coffee day!

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    1. ps I like your leaves better, lol! Its fun because it can work with any flower petal punch or die.

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    2. LOL....thanks so much Debbie....I think either way the leaves look great. I was worried it wouldn't work without having the same flower punch as you....but my die worked!!! And I rarely do exactly what someone else does....I take the inspiration and see what I can come up. I really like the technique :) Hugs...Janie

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  3. How cute! I would agree the leaves is look great.

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  4. She's so adorable sitting on that cup!

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  5. Such an adorable card! I love the girl sitting on the coffee cup - such a sweet image!

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  6. So cute! I have that embossing folder and it's beautiful. I will be using it this week too.

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    1. Thank you so much Ann....that is the first time I used that embossing folder...I had just got it :) Hugs...Janie

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    1. Thank you so much Helen....that image is one of Sherri Blady's My Besties :) Hugs...Janie

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  8. Very nice card! Thank you for your participation at My-Besties 3D and more!
    Good luck

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  9. Love that embossed BG, great one! And the image is sooooo sweet, fab layering!

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    1. Thank you so very much Vinita :) Hugs...Janie

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  10. Lovely thanks for joining us at besties uk -Carol uk dt xxx

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  11. How absolutely adorable! Love the sweet little girl and the leaves are awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much Celeste for your sweet comments :) Hugs...Janie

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  12. Very lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over at My Besties 3D and More Challenge. Best of luck with your entry.
    Vicki DT

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  13. Beautiful card & love the colour. Thank you for joining us at My Besties Aussies Challenge .Good Luck .Hugs Rose DT xxxx

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  14. Beautiful!Thanks for joining us at My Besties International Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck! Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  15. Very cute and such beautiful leaves.
    Great tutorial. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so very much Hetty!!! That is a fun technique for making leaves :) Hugs...Janie

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  16. This is just adorable, I love your choice of image and those pretty leaves. Thank you for coming over to play with us at My Besties International challenge. Good luck! Hugs Suzi x

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    1. Thank you so much Suzi! I really appreciate your sweet comments :) Hugs...Janie

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  17. What a darling image! How sweet that she's perched on a coffee cup. Pretty Fall colors, and a sweet design. Great card. Bev

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    1. Thank you so much Bev for your sweet comments :) Hugs...Janie

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  18. So sweet and pretty! (The image and your card)...

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    1. Thank you Lisa....and thank you for following my blog :) Hugs...Janie

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  19. What a cutie on the coffee cup, combination of colors are great and like the embossed background. Lovely card.

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    1. Thank you so much Sue for the sweet comments :) Hugs....Janie

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  20. Love your card!! Darling image! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  21. Cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Creations and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy

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  22. Adorable and fun card. Thank you for joining us at My Besties International. Hugs, Antoinette {DT}

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  23. Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing with at MFP September Blog Hop Tutorial Challenge.

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