Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Fall Color Challenge - Brown and Orange

Happy Tuesday Crafters,

Summer is over and Fall is here so there's no better time to break out those Brown and Orange papers, embellishments, ribbons, etc and make a project for the brand new Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Fall Color Challenge - Brown and Orange. 


I had an extreme difficult time just using brown and orange.  I cheated just a wee bit by using some yellow ink on my sunset background but I stopped there.  I really wanted to make some burgundy leaves but restrained myself.  Sentiment is from the Scrappy Mom's Stamps "The Charmed Life stamp set. The orange and brown of the hot air balloon, the dark brown leaves, acorn pieces and eye pieces are cut from paper pieces in my overflowing scrap drawers (almost each color has it's own drawer :) ).  
Here is my project: 

Card Recipe:
  • "Happy Fall Y'all" sentiment from the Scrappy Mom's Stamps "The Charmed Life" stamp set
  • Squirrel and leaves from Treasure Box Designs "Falling into Fall" file.
    • I enlarged one of the leaves to stamp the sentiment on. 
    • Inked all the pieces with Stampin' Up Dust Durango.
    • Crushed all the leaves to make them look old and crinkly.  It also gave them some dimension.
  • Card base is odd shaped.  I made it at 8-3/4" High by 4-1/4" to accommodate the Squirrel in the acorn hot air balloon.
  • The back ground was cut 1/4" smaller than the card base and then inked using the following inks:
    • Stamps of Life - Banana
    • CTMH - Sunset & Honey
    • Stampin' Up - Dusty Durango & Tango Twist
    • Craft Smart - Orange

Hope you join us in this challenge.

Make sure you link up your 'Fall Color Challenge - Brown and Orange' project HERE  for a chance to win a set of Scrappy Mom's Stamps.  While visiting the Scrappy Moms Stamps blog be sure to check out the wonderful projects my Design Team sisters created for this challenge.   Look forward to see what you create. 

Thanks for stopping by.   

I hope I gave you some inspiration to use in your projects. 

All comments are welcomed and cherished.



PS... Also entering this project  in the following challenges
DL Art - http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/09/dlart-thankful-thursday-september-linky.html
Cardz TV - http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com/2015/09/cardz-tv-card-designers-challenge-1-3.html

HIMCR #216 - Super Scraps Saturday! - http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2015/09/himcr-216-super-scraps-saturday.html


  1. Super cute card, love the sweet squirrel in his hot air balloon. The leaves at the bottom of your card look awesome too! Hope you are having a great week!

  2. I love the shape of this card and the little guy in the hot air balloon is so darn cute! XOXO, Julie. :0)

  3. Cute and SUPER CLEVER - love that the acorn is a hot air balloon for this little critter!! Super fun and just amazingly made!!

  4. This guy is so cute! Love the acorn hot air balloon! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
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  5. WOW you used a lot of shades of orange and brown to create this gorgeous fall card. Thank you for joining the DL.ART September Linky Challenge

  6. What a adorable card!!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!