Saturday, October 5, 2013

Creative Cafe' - Pumpkins in Fall

National Card Making day is today!  And in true Rubber Cafe' fashion, I'm going to share another card I created using the new Creative Cafe' kit! 

I hope you've been with us all week, if not be sure take a look back and see Deb Seyer's kick off video and project here and check out Kendra's card here, and Laura's card hereThe Team has been busy sharing some fall inspired cards and tags!

Today my card - is featuring word phrases from both the Harvest Time set that comes with your kit as well as the Add-on Fall Traditions set available for sale here.

The Measurements for this card:
  • 4 1/4 x 11" piece of choc brown cardstock scored at 5 1/2" and folded for a top folding card base
  • 4 x 6" piece of patterned paper
  • 2 1/2 x 3 " punched tag from the same patterned paper to fit the kraft bag
  • small ivory punched tag for the 'word' FALL.
  • 1" x 2" sq piece of burlap to cut layered flower

    To start begin this card - I cut my card base and scored so my fold would be at the top of my card.
    Next I cut my patterned paper - so it would be 4 x6 - I positioned my word stamps on my block so they would layer in a long vertical row on the LH side of my card. 
    Tip:  Using a block large enough to accommodate all of them or the Fiskars stamp press with a grid allows you to position your words and images, ink and stamp on your card base all at the same time!

    I used the fall wreathe stamp from the add-on set "Fall Traditions", and positioned it so it would just peek out above my kraft bag. 
    An added detail - I have a border 'stitch' punch that I used across the top which gave me an opportunity to hand stitch with twine my patterned paper to my card base
    I stamped the word "Fall" on Ivory cardstock and punched it out with my small MS punch.  The inside tag is another punch that I used with the same patterned paper - this time I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving phrase from the kit - with the two flourishes above and below. 
    Tip:  The "Happy Thanksgiving" pharse comes all in one stamp - I couldn't fit it all going across the width of my tag, so I 'cut' my stamp apart. (gasp!)   Not to worry!  It's very easy to piece back together should you want to line it up on the same line again, and much easier than masking off the part you don't want to stamp!

    I also stamped the "Pumpkins' phrase to the lower portion of the kraft bag.  To finish off my sentiment of  "Fall Pumpkins"!  - there are alot of wonderful words and phrases included in both of these stampset - which offer great graphic appeal to your card.  As you saw in Deb's tutorial earlier this week!

    My Pieced Pumpkin:
    1) To start out, I with a used the Sizzix originals pumpkin die - it comes with 2 pumpkins a tall and short on the same die.  I use the short version - and punched it with orange cardstock. 
    Tip:  You can also use a cookie cutter - which was my original plan - however the only one I had was too large for my bag. 
    2) Next I took the green dotted patterned paper - and cut out three more pumpkins to create layers with.  
    3) I cut them apart following the lines of the pumpkin die.  I layered one full pumpking for the base, I cut a portion of the left hand side to pop up on dimensional adhesive, and than a center piece I popped up again with an added layer dimensionals so it would higher.  I used Wild Honey Distress ink to ink all my layers, before assembling my pumpkin to add more interest and tone down the green a bit.  I only used the stem in the back piece closest to the cardstock for easier piecing. 
    You can used different patterned papers for each layer, which I started out doing but in the end I think I liked it best using all the same paper.  This paper line is so wonderfully blended it really lends itself nicely to paper pieceing and collaging so I found myself doing this alot in all my projects this month.
    For finishing touches- I took a small piece of burlap and diecut two small flowers to layer - I've added a brad that I 'flocked' using Rubber Cafe's Funky Flock Bow Wow brown flocking - you can purchase in the store. I just 'painted' on with a brush some Scrap Happy Glue - and set it aside to get tacky.  A few mins. later and it was ready to push into my jar of  Funky Flock Bow Wow brown flocking.  I pushed it a bit against the brad to ensure it was all well stuck- and set it aside to dry completly before adhering to my burlap flower.  It's amazing I've not had any of that flake off while I messed around attaching later, so was very happy with the 'fuzzy' look it gave my center.   I added some diecut leaves, added a sequin leaf and more random sequins around the pumpkin and on the bag. 
    Tip: I treated my burlap with a mixture of Scrap Happy glue and water which gave it just the right stiffening I needed to hold my flower together. (I have a tutorial coming on how I did this- so stay tuned!)  
    Before adhering my paper bag to the front of my card, I wraped my brown ribbon from the kit around the card and tied a 3 loop bow.  I love this ribbon and the richness it gave my card in the end.
    That's it for me!  Thanks for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you to get busy with your kit - and if you don't have one yet, get busy ordering one while you still can!  Stay tuned as Kristine will be here tomorrow to share another fun Fall inspired card all using the products and stamps in the Creative Cafe' -Harvest Time kit!
    Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Fall Harvest
    Paper: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Fall Harvest
    Ink: Memento-Rich Cocoa ; Distress Ink-Wild Honey
    Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
    Embellishments: Burlap; sequins; twine and ribbon, all contained in your kit; The Rubber Cafe' -Bow Wow Brown Funky flock


    Kristine Reynolds said...

    Love how you used the little bag for a pocket. Such a classy card.

    Dawn Carlyle said...

    Super cute card - love the tag in the bag!!! So creative....