Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Woodlands Thank You PP269

Hiya friends!  Can you believe it's November already?  This week at The Paper Players, Claire has a timely theme challenge for this month of thanksgiving (at least in the United States)....
I am still not tired of the Woodlands embossing folder and coordinating stamp set, Among the Branches, so I hope you aren't either.  I just love the way it looks when inked up before running through the Big Shot:
There are two ways to apply ink to an embossing folder.  You can either apply the ink to the smooth side of the folder which results in a colored space in between the trees.  Or, you can apply ink to the raised part of the folder, in this case the trees, which results in the trees themselves being colored as you see here.  Two different looks--this one seems to highlight the trees a bit more.
You can probably see what I mean better in this pic where the debossed trees are colored with the Crumb Cake ink I used to ink the folder.  The leaves were stamped in Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry--so a lovely fall color combination.  
A few more leaves fluttered to the inside of the card where I used a sentiment from a returning 2014 Holiday Catalog set, Merry Everything.  Such a great set with a sentiment for every fall/winter holiday!

Today's card was pretty simple to create but I hope you like the details in the design.  I know you're going to love the creations from the rest of the design team so be sure to hop over to The Paper Players before our challenge closes on Friday, November 6th at Noon (PST).

The Paper Players Design Team
Sandy Mathis
Anne Marie Hile (on leave)



Nancy said...

Lovely Fall card for a lovely time of the year. Thanks for the tips on how to use ink on the embossing folders, I always seem to forget I can do that!
All the details on your card including the inside make it perfect for Fall.

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this beautiful Fall creation! The colors are fabulous and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for the tips on inking the embossing folder. I always forget to use this technique! Thank you for making my theme shine, My Friend! XXX

stampwithamyk said...

Awesome card Nance! Love the pretty fall colors and your fantastic layering. Perfect for the fall thank you theme! :)

Darnell said...

I was sighing as I saw your gorgeous fall card, Nance, and then my mouth just dropped open when I saw the brilliant floating leaves inside in all these fabulous colors! This is a wowzer!! Hugs, Darnell

laurie said...

Love all the layers and textures on your fall card, Nance! That'a a cute sentiment too! Beautiful choice of colors.

Unknown said...

OMG Nance! I love soooo many things about this card! The embossing folder, the little leaves, the burlap and gold twine, but most of all that you added a POP of PURPLE! LOVE IT!

Diane - said...

Nance love that Emboss Folder too. Still wish it wasn't so big, but I do like it.
Your inside is as sweet as the outside. hugs.

LeAnne said...

I love this folder too, Nance, especially when it's inked up! I demo'ed this at my last workshop and it definitely got a WOW from my customers! The colors you chose to complement your trees are just stunning! I rarely use purple, and I admire you for being bold and using it in such a lovely way along with the other fall colors! Spectacular inside & out!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love this Nance - who cold be tired of this embossing folder when you make so many fab cards with it? The debossed coloured trees are gorgeous and I just love the colours and artful layering of your banners on top! A fabulous thankful card for the fall season!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh wow!! The embossed background is fabulous and the purple in this is beautiful!!

Jaydee said...

Nance, having the ink of the embossing folder before you run it through the Big Shot really enhances the detail. I love the colors you choose and how the focus is really on the sentiment. Fabulous card