Saturday, September 28, 2019

What a Beautiful Day

Happy Fall, Y'all! This week was the beginning of Autumn. Here in southeast Texas it's Indian Summer because we don't really get much different weather other than the temps and humidity are a wee bit lower. We actually like to call it Hautumn. I love that! Regardless of the name, it's time to make a few cards to send to my mother-in-law and to an art friend who sends me cards. I'm sharing the card to my friend today.

The idea for this A2 sized card began with me wanting to use my Altenew leaf frame die. The frame is probably not meant for Autumn, more likely for Spring, but you know me. Had to be uncoventional, but I think it can be used for Autumn just fine. I saw a challenge to use vellum and found this text in some very old vellum phrases in my stash, and it fit the frame's center perfectly.

No sketch this time! Shocking, I know! What I did was take a piece of 110# index stock a bit bigger than my card front and I sponged on several colors of Palette hybrid inks, then die cut the frame from it. I glued the frame to a cream card base, then ran the vellum sentiment through my Xyron, adhered to the middle frame piece and trimmed out before adhering the piece to the card.

The inside is a bunch of different manufacturers' stamps, but I think they all go together pretty well. MFT, Artistic Outpost, Pink Persimmon, and a few more I can no longer remember.

For the back I used snippets from my stash and forget who made the patterned paper, it's quite old. The siggie is a Sugarloaf stamp.

Close-up of the vellum sentiment. Xyron-ing is a fool-proof way of attaching vellum in my book. Burnish well. The Palette inks are gorgeous colors that never disappoint me. I need to use these inks more often.

And one final look:

1.  Double D Challenge: Focus on the Sentiment
2.  Moo Mania #200: Autumn Glory
3.  Try it on Tuesday: Hot Hot Hot
4.  Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies 
5.  Brown Sugar #293: AG
6.  Outlawz Thursday Twist: AG + Opt. Starts with -- A for Autumn
7.  PaperBabe #103: Photo Inspiration  - I used the colors in the photo
8.   LTCCB #38: AG
9.   Aud Sentiments #236: Sentiment + AG
10.  Cut It Up #183: Die Cut + Into the Woods
11.  Outlawz Crash Your Stash: Vellum
12.  Crafts Galore Encore #67: AG
13.  Your Scrapbook Place September: AG

Thanks for visiting and allowing me to share my art with you. Good Weekend Wishes! XOX


froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful card --- So pretty! Thank you very much for joining Moo Mania & More once again Aimeslee !Have a great start of the new week ahead! Big hugs, Susi xxx

froebelsternchen said...

And I forgot to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for joining us at Try It On Tuesday again Aimy! Thanks a lot! Much appreciated!

Cath Wilson said...

A beautiful Autumn card, Aimeslee. Those leaves look so much better with little to detract from them and the words are perfect; every day is a beautiful day in some way.
Wishing you a happy week. Thanks for playing in Try it on Tuesday's Hot, Hot, Hot challenge.
Cath x

Carole J said...

This is a beautiful autumnal greeting card. Aimeslee! The leaf die is so pretty and looks lovely with the inks you chose and the cream background. Gorgeous paper piecing on the back, too. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” September Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT

Vicki said...

Lovely card! Your leaf frame die cut is gorgeous. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Sentiment" Challenge.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Lovely Hautumn card. The colours are so intriguing and beautiful.

It's cooling down to the low 60's during the day and is close to freezing overnight. I think our Hautumn is over.

Barbara said...

You certainly have captured this challenge with this pretty card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D challenge "Focus on the Sentiment".
Barbara DT

Darlene said...

Hi Aimeslee! This is awesome and just perfect for our challenge theme! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘FOCUS ON THE SENTIMENT’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Marjut said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card Aimeslee, I think the colours you used on the frame make it look perfect for Autumn and they really stand out on the cream background.
I always like the way you decorate your cards on the back as well as inside, something I always keep intending to do.
Thanks for sharing another great card with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril xx

My name is Erika. said...

Great cards Aimeslee. It's fun to see some beautiful autumn feeling pieces. Is that a bit of shine I notice on the die cut card? Thanks for sharing at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Billie A said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.
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Rosie said...

A really wonderful card.

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY as well as MOO MANIA & MORE

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Yes, it’s lovely die, Ainslee, I so agree, and love the previous two cards, saw this Die when looking at background dies at weekend and though how nice it is. Pity they’re so expensive. Can’t justify that much. I was in Houston Texas end of Sept last year so know how warm it can be, it’s snowing up in Spokane where my friend is in north west but boiling your way, funny old world.
Thanks for popping over, saying hi and sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

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crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and love the leaf die-cut frame
carol x

Kim said...

Beautiful card and so many different elements. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the colourful silhouette against the cream background - stunning 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday and have a happy new week! Hugs, Jo x

Anita in France said...

That's such a lovely delicate cover die, Aimslee ... yep, I agree, it works beautifully with these dreamy autumn colours ... a fabulous way to frame that fabulous sentiment! Anita :)

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Beautiful autumn leaves! Thanks for playing with us at Cut it Up for our Into the Woods challenge!


Ines said...

Beautiful :) Thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge :) Ines DT