Monday, August 8, 2011

Spring and Fall

I'm sort of skipping right past summer with my cards today -  or forgetting totally what season we are currently in!! LOL!!!

I made these cards as part of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges marathon last week -  we had 35 challenges in all!! Were you playing along too???!!! 

So here are two of them  - both of these cards are made with stamps from Rubbernecker.  First we'll look at Spring - which actually could be summer because they are daisies - but the sentiment has the word 'Spring' in it......
This is the first time I ever tried paper pleating and I love the look!   I took a piece of Coredinations green paper - 12" x 3/4" - and scored it at 3/4", 1", 3/4", 1" repeating to the end of the 12 inches.  Then I folded it on the score lines and it just fit this 5 1/2" card!  I put a piece of Scor Tape along the back to hold the pleats and to adhere it to the card.  I did have to put a glue dot under the first pleat on the left to hold it down.  You could also stitch across the pleats but my sewing machine isn't cooperating lately so I didn't go there!!!

And here's my Fall card:

I used 4 colors of Memento Dew Drop Inks to ink the leaves so they looked like fall.  Then I cut the white panel with an oval Nestability and inked the panel with Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold Distress Inks before taking it out of the die.  Then I layered it to a scallop oval Nestability.  I inked the edges of the patterned papers with the Dried Marigold also.  I added rhinestones to the sentiment and corner.  Don't you love that font on this sentiment??!!

So there we go -  from one season to the next! 

Daisy Card:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Daisies #506-05, sentiment And Spring Arose... from Garden Phrase Set #508
Paper: white, Text Style Happy Spots - PTI, Asparagas - Coredinations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, scor tape, Scor Pal, rhinestones - Kaiser, Soft Subtles SU Markers, Copics - BG10 

Fall Card:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - branch from Fall Trilogy Set #480, Sentiment from Sentiments #2 - #200-03 
Paper: white, dark chocolate - PTI, DP DCWV Fall Stack 2 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Bamboo Leaves, Potters Clay, Lacy Bug,  Ranger Distress Ink - Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed 
Accessories: oval & scallop oval Nestabilities, rhinestones - Kaiser, Blending tool & nonstick craft sheet - Ranger 


velta said...

Both cards are super lovely Julia! Love the way you did the "ribbon" on the 1st card...the 2nd card reminded me to pull out my "pebbles" looks great on this card! TFS and have a wonderful week my friend!

Anonymous said...

These are both oh so stunning Julia!! ;)

LaurieJ said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Julia! Love the fresh green pleated cardstock on the first one. But the second one, oh my - beautifully done. I'm pining for Fall (sigh). Also, love the "texture" that the patterned paper gives to that card.

Deborah Frings said...

Fab cards - but I really like the autumnal one!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mary Marsh said...

2 really pretty cards julia-my fave is your autumn beauty-thanks for the tip on the paper pleating-I have wanted to try it

Pat (mspfd) said...

These are wonderful! Love the paper pleating!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful cards, Julia! I love the paper-pleating. Good for you on getting all those DTGD challenges done. I did as many as I could but had too many other things going on this last week to do them all. I was kind of bummed that I couldn't, but working the RN booth was a lot of fun, too.

Pauline said...

Two stunning cards Julia, the spring card is so pretty with those lovely daisies, and the fall card is beautiful, love the layers and the sentiment. It seems we have by passed summer here in the uk, we had a lovely spring but summer has so far been a washout! Roll on autumn!