Welcome to another fabulous Control Freaks blog hop. This time the them is fall. Yes; it's that season again here in the US.
You may have just arrived from Heidi's blog; just keep clicking on the icon at the end of each post to see everything.
My first project is one we made at my September Card Clubs. I chose to use the pretty Paisleys & Posies stamp set to create this beauty.
I used a sponging technique to create the faux frame here. I made a mask by die-cutting an oval using the Ovals Collections frameltis; mine is 2 5/8" X 3 1/2". Place the mask over the Vanilla CS and sponge inside with Delightful Dijon and Cajun Craze.
I've created a video on this eye-catching technique where I share my favorite sponging tips. I'll post it Tuesday, September 20th so stop back in tomorrow.
The measurements are:
- Delightful Dijon - 5 1/2" X 8 1/2"
- Cajun Craze 3 5/8" X 4 7/8"
- Very Vanilla 3 1/2" X 4 3/4"
Next is a card I made with the Paisleys & Posies bundle. Can you tell I love Paisleys?
I wanted to use our new beautiful Copper foil sheets and chose to highlight them with this unique layout. To create this layout I started out with a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla. Then I cut diagonally from the upper left corner down to the lower right corner and laid it on my full 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" folded card. Depending on how much of a diagonal window I wanted I made another diagonal cut on the upper piece. I kept trimming until I was satisfied with the diagonal window. I then adhered thin strips of Copper to the inside edges. Move these pieces off of the card and stamp inside the diagonal view right on the main folded card.
I stamped and die-cut a few of the pretty Paisley thinlits from Island Indigo, Old Olive, Copper and Elegant Eggplant CS. I adhered them together with a bit of Copper thread and placed it on the upper corner.
My pieces measure:
- Lower Vanilla piece - 5 1/4" tall X 4 1/8" wide at the base
- Upper Vanilla piece - 4 1/4" across at the top and 2 5/8" on the right side
Thanks for stopping in to see my projects! Now you're off to see what Melissa has to share with you.