Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Birthday card

I don't think I've made this many FALL cards - ever!!!  But I am having fun - so why not keep making them??

Below is a card I made about two weeks ago....as it patiently waiting in the 'to be blogged' pile!!

I was playing around with some of my leaf stamps and distress inks and once I got a nice pile going - it was time to put them to use.  I saw a great video out there on the web about making the wood grain background pop with Distress Inks, so I took my PTI impression plate and then started to cover it with a bunch of browns.  This made my base layer.

Then for some reason - I wanted to make a raised panel....so I used a Sizzix rectangle frame die and cut out the 'window' and stamped it with a Hero Arts plaid stamp.  I distressed that a bit and added a PTI sentiment.

Finally, I placed the leaves and the acorns around the frame and a funky frame card was born!

Hope you have a nice Saturday.  Total is Lily Pumpkin Pie's 9th birthday!!!!  So, she'll be getting an extra cookie today (or maybe two!!)



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8 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Hi there! Looks like I have ome catching up to do! :) First of all Happy Birthday to Ms. Lily, I hope she enjoys her day today! Second, this card is awesome!! Love all of the pretty colors and the woodgrain texture is awesome. So perfect for a fall birthday! :)

jimlynn said...

You DO know how to do the fall just perfect! Gorgeous card. Love the distressed look.
Give Lily a special hug for her birthday! Hope she has a great day - with lots of goodies!
Lynn

Kathy and Lucky said...

Happy Birthday Lily, hope you get lot's of fun toys and cookies :) Lucky says woof, I think that is Happy Birthday in doggie language. Your card is just beautiful with the wood grain, it looks real and just pops and the those leaves are gorgeous. My DH is up your way this weekend visiting his family, we are taking turns.

Cheryl said...

This is such a cool card! I love the design and the pretty autumn leaves.


Happy birthday Lily!

Janet said...

Love the fall card! That woodgrain pattern is perfect for a fall card. Happy birthday to Lily!

Janet said...

Great fall card. Love the wood grain background! Happy birthday to Lily. She doesn't look a day over 2 :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Very, very cool card, Maria! Love the fun texture on those leaves, and LOVE the woodgrain. I need to try the inking technique. Love this!
And happy belated to sweet Miss Lily!

Jo said...

Beautiful card. I love the wood grain and how the button is holding the leaves on. Happy Birthday to Lily. She looks so sweet and I'm sure deserves an extra cookie or 3. :-)

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