Sunday, October 18


Thought it would be fun to show two seasons of the same flower.
The first is Summer with the flowers and then Autumn with just the stems.
The Autumn card for Thanksgiving starts with a cream card stock base card with a layer of dark brown card stock.
The main piece is more cream card stock that I made a background of Distress stain barn door, spiced marmalade and crushed olive.
Next I placed the Tim Holtz “dot fade” stencil over the top and sprayed with Distress Oxide ground espresso ink.
Once dry I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up’s “Hand-Penned Holidays” and  and image from Stampin’ Up’s “stem silhouette” using StazOn timber brown ink.

The Summer card is a white card stock base card with the sentiment from Stampin’ Up’s “Sheltering Tree” using Distress wilted violet ink.
The main piece is white card stock that I stenciled using Tim Holtz’s “Stripes” stencil with Distress twisted citron ink one way and Distress wilted violet the other way.
This I die cut using a die from MFT Die-namics “Stitched Basic Edges”.
To get the flowers I used the stamp from Stampin’ Up’s “Stem Silhouette” set and Distress twisted citron ink for the stems and a foam dauber with Distress wilted violet ink for the flowers.


Kate said...

Stunning examples! I just love your homemade plaid - such a light summery feel to it, such a contrast to the warm tones of your autumn card!

Darnell said...

First of all, LOVE the basket props, Arlene! And what beautiful designs you've made! I love the idea of showing the two seasons. The summer colors with the plaid are so pretty and I love the fiery vibrant impact of your autumn card!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #32! Keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving your cards Arlene - the Thanksgiving one is stunning with all the texture and the 'seed head' look of the flowers. I thought the summer card had used another layer on the original, but then I read you had used a finger dauber - very clever work, and stunning results
Stay safe

Anita in France said...

The soft plaid makes for such a fabulous backdrop for those delicate purple blooms, Arlene ... and how rich and texture-y looking is your autumn card with all the layering ... such an atmospheric feel! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Kara Lynne said...

You did an amazing job representing those flowers in summer and autumn! I love the two backgrounds that let the feel of the two seasons shine through! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!