Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Fall Birthday



My family that was visiting left yesterday and it is really quiet here. I needed to clean and straighten the house yesterday but put off until today. What did I do today? Make a card instead. Maybe tomorrow I can get on the chores.

Joanna Munster has a video  tutorial here at Inspired by Stamping WHW #114 showing how to prep your new IBS stamp sets.  I have been doing this for a while now except I use a Staedtler eraser and then wash with soap and water. I didn't quite hear what eraser she said she used (on her video) but it does a great job from seeing her tutorial. Oh, and the challenge is Anything Goes...always a fun one.

My card is using an Inspired by Stamping Delicate Doilies II set and a set for the sentiment I love, love...IBS Big Wishes II. Love that font and size.  The rest of my recipe is below.

Also entering my card into these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- #199 -use at least 3 layers on your card. I have three not counting the base.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop-Week 86---My leaves are made from snippets of cardstock

Recipe:
Stamps- (listed above)
Paper-PTI vintage cream cardstock, Stampin'Up! Crushed Curry, and unknown rust cardstock from a scrapbook store
Ink- one of my favorite colors-Memento Potter's Clay
Accessories-Offray Verano Tan ribbon, EK Tools layering punch/Fall leaf, remnants from Martha Stewart Fall leaves edge punch



28 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty fall card! I would much make a card than clean anyday...LOL. Not that I mind cleaning that much.

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous Fall colors, Benzi! Love the pretty leaves! The leaves are starting to fall here already. I know you like the hot weather, but I'm looking forward to the cool, crisp mornings!

Charlene said...

This card is fabulous !!!!!

Diane said...

What a fabulous Fall designed card you have created Benzi.

Regards diane

Carla S. said...

Beautiful fall card, Brenda! Love the leaves and jute ribbon! Doesn't feel much like fall here! Its hot and humid today.

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely beautiful - you did a beautiful job as always tfs!!!

Marisa said...

Be still my heart....maple leaves!!! Grin!! Love the twine ribbon and of course the fall colours and leaves. Can't wait to start creating fall cards!! Hugs to you now that your family is gone.

Carol L said...

The leaves in different sizes really put me in the fall mode! I love that earthy burlap tying everything together beautifully! I'm hanging onto the last bits of summer in spite of loving Autumn more than any other season!

Ajascha said...

Die Karte ist sehr schön geschmückt und das Stempelmotiv gefällt mir auch gut. Ja es ist wahr, der Sommer ist bald vorbei, aber deine Karte macht gute Laune auf den kommenden Herbst.
♥ Grüße, Anja

Di said...

Hi Benzi! Welcome to the Snippets Playground, hope you come back and play often - just let me know if any of the girls pull your hair and they'll be sent to the naughty step (it sometimes gets crowded on there!).

I love this card, Autumn is probably my favourite season and you captured it perfectly. Great colours and the leaves are brilliant - love your burlap too.

Hugs, Di xx

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

This card is so fabulous Benzi! Wow! I LOVE the colors and how you used the Doily! Just WOW! Hugs, Joanna

Cathy said...

Beautiful fall card. I see you have been busy :)
I need to get crafting....

NanaConnie said...

Loving those fall colors, Benzi! What great ribbon and the leaves are perfect. I'm so ready for summer to be over and fall to arrive. :-D

MaryH said...

My favorite colors are the fall hues, I think. This is beautiful, and loved the maple leaf & gorgeous doily motif. I'll check out that video. Don't think I've ever prepared a stamp before using, and sounds like I should! TFS the link and your wonderful Fall card. Hugs

MaryH said...

Oops..just realized I had not been a 'follower' on your blog...how did that happen? I see your posts on so many of the blogs I _do_ follow! I've just taken care of that, and become your newest follower. Thanks for sharing a lovely blog and so many gorgeous cards.

Leah said...

SO beautiful! I love the colors and the way you added the leaves. Thanks for joining us at IBS!

Davi said...

This is one gorgeous card Brenda, love the fall colors and the way you did the doily half off!! Really a beautiful vibrant combo of colors ;)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely autumnal birthday card.
Hugs
Sarn xxx

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful Fall card - I want to make one - hopefully I will get some time to do that this weekend. Love the colors and images and the leaves. Hugz - lots of them!

Lynne in NI said...

Wowee those colours really zing! Lovin your little leaves too ... they're starting to fall here, summer's on it's way out :(

Maria said...

A very pretty fall birthday card! Those leaves are very eye catching as is the burlap and lovely medallion!

MaryH said...

Benzi, just saw your beautiful card over at the Playground. So happy you came over to play with us there. It's loads of fun. (nice prizes too!) Gotta watch for Mrs. A, she is a dead-eye with her water pistol. Now maybe that we have 'baby news' from one of our players, she will forget about spritzing people. Or not! Anyhoo, lots of fun to be had with lovely people. Hugs

Angie said...

Gorgeous! I love the partial doily and the pretty burlap!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a beautiful fall card. Love that doily stamp and how you did the burlap bow. The leave bouquet is so sweet and the way you did the falling leaves gives it the extra fall feel on this luscious card. Well done.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Joanne said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the colors you used! Thank you for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Ellen said...

Gorgeous fall card Benz! Love the die cut leaves and clean lines! The leaves are starting to change already here. Have a fantastic weekend my friend!
Hugs
Ellen

Cheryl Wright said...

Gorgeous card, Benzi! I love all the wonderful bright and fun colours.

And your leaves finish it off beautifully.

Joanne (jojot) said...

loving the leaves on this autumnal beauty.....fab work, my friend