Tuesday, October 15, 2019

I Am Roses October Challenge- Thank You Card

Hello, Crafty Friends!!
It's October 15th and time for another I Am Roses Challenge!! 
I may be a bit biased but October is my favorite month of the year- let me tell you why... 
  1. Out with hot weather, in with the sweater weather.
  2. Fall. Pumpkins. Scarecrows, & Hay Rides.
  3. It's my birthday month!
  4. Let's not forget Halloween!! CANDY!! "Nuff said!!
And with all those wonderful things in mind, I decided to create this gorgeous fall-inspired Thank You card for my challenge project.

I Am Roses Supplies

Other Supplies
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Funky Floral #2 (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink- Fired Brick (Ranger Ink)
Natural Corrugated Cardstock (DCWV)
 Luxury Cardstock- Precious Metals (Crafter's Companion)
Autumn Leaves (DCVWV)
110 lb. Kraft Cardstock (Recollections)
110 lb. White Cardstock (Recollections)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Metal Thank You Embellishment (Momenta)
Life Changing Blender Brushes (Picket Fence Studios)
Quick Grip (Beacon)

I started by creating a #10 (9 1/4"x 3 7/8") card base from kraft cardstock. Then layered it with a 9 1/8" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock, followed by a 9" x 3 5/8" piece of corrugated cardstock and used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach the layers together.

I cut a piece of patterned paper from DCWV's Autumn Leaves Stack an attache it to the card front. I made sure to make it as wide as the corrugate and torn on both ends. Sadly, this stack has been discontinued- but a digital download version is available through AC Digitals.

I ran a small piece of white cardstock through my 3" Disposable Sticker Maker then die-cut four sprigs using my Big Shot machine and Tim Holtz's Funky Floral #2  dies. 

Then I inked on Distress Oxide Ink in Fired Brick with one of the small Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios.

I also die-cut some Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves from Rose Gold Luxury Cardstock. I forgot to back my paper with adhesive first, so I quickly ran my die cuts through my 3" Disposable Sticker Maker

For intricate dies like this, I suggest running your paper through your with adhesive BEFORE die cutting, I found out the hard way that the adhesive through littler holes in metallic paper isn't forgiving. OOPS!! Avoid sticky residue and smudges by adding adhesive first, then die-cutting.

Once your intricate piece is properly done, I peeled the protective film backer off halfway and snipped off the peeled off film. This way my I can bend and shape my die-cuts and adhere them to my project and still add dimension and not just have them lay flat.

I added both the leaves and sprigs this way. Took off only half the backer, attached it to my card, then shaped it.

Once the leaves and sprigs and leaves were attached, I started on my floral bouquet.

I used a Large Romantica Rose as my center, followed by two Chocolatey Fall Tone Peony Flowers, and tucked in Arabian JasmineSemi-Open Rose Buds, and sprinkled in a few white Achillea Cottage Flowers and used a sturdy liquid glue to attach them in place.

I used white pigment ink to lightly sponge the tips of my orange flowers.

Then decided that my little sprigs were slightly too light... so I brushed on more Fired Brick ink onto them. I covered the surrounding area with a tissue to protect it from getting inked.

Look at how much more they pop!

Finally, I just added a simple metal embellishment with the words thank you and my card was done.

And here is my finished card...

I really love how those orange and browns catch your eye!

I hope you enjoyed my card and are inspired to play along in our challenge!!

For more gorgeous inspiration from my fellow teamies and details to enter, how to link a project, or what kind of amazing prizes are up for grabs, please visit the I Am Roses Challenge Blog HERE.

Until next time...

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