Sunday, September 24, 2017

Celebrate the Fall Season

Hello All!
Darlene with you today!
Pumpkin season is upon us and today I'm sharing a card that celebrates the Fall Harvest!  There's nothing I love more this time of year then going to the Farmer's Market and seeing all the beautiful vegetables on display along with pumpkins, gourds, bales of hay and corn stalks!

I've used three dies for today's card.  
Two you can see right away but the other die I used to 'EMBOSS' my background panel.  Have you ever done that?  I've seen it done by others but never think to do it myself ... that is until today!!

 By using one of those tan spongy mats under your paper, you are able to EMBOSS with your dies vs cutting. 

Here I've used the new Tutti 'Vines' #395 to emboss my background panel.  Keep in mind, after you do your first emboss run through, if you run it through completely again for your second embossing ... your first one will be flattened.  So be careful to run it through just until it embosses that portion, then back it up so you don't run over parts that are already embossed.   (Ask me how I know ... lol)

Here's my finished panel.
Pretty cool!!

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I also had some fun with the Tutti Pumpkin Cart #397.

After die cutting from 110# white card stock, I carefully popped out the cut outs from the wagon but left the pieces in tact for the pumpkins.  

To keep them from falling out, I flipped it over and added narrow Scor Tape leaving the protective cover ON.  

The I colored my Pumpkin Cart using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

To take it one step further, I had a sheet of 'burlap' designer paper, from which I cut a small piece, outlined my wagon with a pencil then did a little fussy cutting to give my wagon some texture.

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I used a few scrap strips of paper to create my background accent panel then popped up my wagon using 3M dimensional tape.  Now all I need is a sentiment.  For that I selected the Tutti 'Celebrate' #243 from our December 2016 Release.  But die cutting it twice ... once in pumpkin & once in black ... I was able to achieve a 'shadow effect'.  So easy and so eye catching.

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Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies in this latest release.  And, of course, you'll want to browse through the store to see what other dies you need to have on hand.

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  1. Fantastic fall card, Darlene! I love the embossed background using the die. Very creative. Lots of texture!

  2. Oh how clever to emboss with a die....I always think of it, but never do it lol I am in love with that Pumpkin Cart though! I love Fall and I love your card!

  3. What a neat technique! And I just love this barrel full. :) Hugs, Autumn