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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Celebrate Autumn

Hello all,

Celebrate Autumn. Oh, how I wish I could! Summer's end is rearing its ugly head as it is granting those of us in the South Bay 96-degree weather! Woot.  :)

I used this last Labor Day weekend to make some cards. One, of which, I'm quite proud!

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Can you dig that background?! How cool is that! :) I made it with a die of all things! It was like piecing a puzzle together, and it took some time, but surprisingly therapeutic.  ;)

Here's a look at the background without the sentiment:

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Do you like the three color-coordinated bottles in the background? Yeah, I planned that ------NOT! I just happened to have them and realized that they match the paper I chose. :)

Here is the die (purchased at Franticstamper.com)

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You're welcome.  :)

Ok, a bit of explanation. I had to use the die FOUR (4) times. One for the background/frame (black). I then cut it three more times - once for each color of the patterned paper.

Tip: Make sure you keep the pieces separate from each other. You'll thank me later.  ;)

What's really great about this - you'll have enough "pieces" to make THREE cards. They'll each look differently, of course. :)

I like that the black frame is cardstock and the pieces are regular paper. It gives the black a "raised" feel...almost like stained glass - my next project!

Thanks very much for checking this out.

Ted

12 comments:

  1. Ted this is a beautiful designed card. The paper colors and patterns are so awesome together!

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  2. I hadn't seen this die before. Thanks for sharing it, Ted! And I love your paper/color choices. You *should* be proud--it's a fantastic card!

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  3. Really nice job; especially love the paper you used!

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  4. I like that but I don't know if I would want to put all those puzzle pieces together! I love the site where you bought the die, so I can always change my mind.
    Deb

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  5. I love your color choices! My favorite new release by Frantic Stamper is the Sun Rays Quilted Card Panel. Very similar to the die you used but fewer pieces and they have stitching on them. I've posted some cards on my flickr page using this die. If interested, here is the link to the die I used: http://www.franticstamper.com/Frantic-Stamper-Precision-Die--Sun-Rays-Quilted-Card-Panel_p_125685.html

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    1. Ann, I agree! That die is definitely on my radar! I see so many possibilities! :)

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  6. Gorgeous! I couldn't picture how that die would be but this shows it off wonderfully....something else I think I'm going to have to buy.

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  7. This is great Ted! I have this die on my desk ready to create with, just choosing my papers! I saw your card in the Frantic Stamper newsletter! :)

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  8. Okay, Ted......no one else has asked but I know they are dying to. What paper did you use for the card, besides the black? It's really nice fall colors. So glad your card is on Frantic Stamper's website. It is gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Ann! Thanks for the kind words. :) For the patterned paper, I used Papertrey Ink's paper. Each of their colors (at least earlier colors) have patterned packs one can purchase. :) Sorry for the late reply! Hope you had a great new year!

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