Saturday, September 22, 2007

Autumn Fest Criss Cross


Cami's been a bad blogger.... sorry about that. This month has been rough. Thanks for asking about my Grandma's bird... sad to say, he never did return. She is very sad. I hate seeing her sad. We drove the neighborhood for days listening for him and the boys handed out about 45 flyers. No response to the newspaper add either. :(

I couldn't resist the FALL FRENZY special this month. One of the sets I purchased is Autumn Fest. Of course I'm still stuck on the criss cross cards. I truly can't believe I waited this long to try one. I promise to post something else soon. In fact, I have some Halloween stuff to post after my workshop Sunday.

I used one of my favorite techniques for this card. It's called Versamark Resist. Stamp the leaves all over a sheet of glossy card stock with Versamark. Take a rubber brayer and ink it up with a spectrum pad (pumpkin pie here) leave the ink pads out, do not push them together. Start on the short side of the paper and roll back and forth with even pressure until the color is completely blended. Ink the brayer again, and do the next section until the whole sheet is covered. After it's dry, take a tissue and wipe off the excess ink. Then, push the pads together on your Spectrum pad and stamp over the white images you made with the Versamark. Let dry, then wipe again with your tissue. I then cut the card stock into the size pieces that I needed. Then, I stamped over the entire piece with the Weathered Background stamp inked with Always Artichoke Classic Ink.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Autumn Fest, Warmest Regards, All Holidays
Paper: Glossy, True Thyme, Naturals Ivory.
Ink: Pumpkin Pie Spectrum Pad, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Other: Jumbo Antique Brass Eyelets, True Thyme Stitched Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Crop-a-dile, 5/8" Grosgrain Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Rubber Brayer, Janome Sew Mini, Scor-Pal.

Hope you all had a great weekend. I'll try and be better about posting this week. :)
Thanks for stopping by!!
~Cambria

©Stampin'Up! 1990-2007

20 comments:

Heather P. said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma's bird. :(

Patti said...
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Patti said...

Glad your back. I've missed your posts. Sorry to hear about the bird. Bummer.

This card is beautiful! Love the colors. Makes me want to play with my kids in a pile of leaves. :)

Kim said...

Mmmmm Feels like fall now. Glad you're back Cami. I am so sad about your grandma's bird.

Lori said...

This is a really gorgeous card!!!

Sorry to hear about your grandma's bird.

QC said...

I love when you resist. ;)

Beautiful colors and card, Cams! :D

StampingJoan said...

Cam,
This is gorgeous! Love it...love it...love it!

I am sorry about your gramdma's bird. Hopefully someone got him and he has a new home. So sad for her :(

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are fantastic, love how you threaded the ribbon on the criss cross card. Sorry to hear about your grandmother's bird.

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous card! I just love the Fall colors.

Kathy said...

Have missed your inspiration, but understand how life sometimes just gets in the way of stamping. Also sorry to hear aboutyour grandmother's bird. Beautiful card makes me what the cool weather even more than before.

Heather said...

BEAUTIFUL Cami! Just beautiful!

Crystal said...

Beautiful card! Love what you did with the ribbon and eyelets. Fabulous!

Tina said...

Oh so pretty!

Tina

Bethany Paull said...

Wow Cam! These are amazing. The paper you created is outstanding and I LOVE the big eyelets with these fall colors. So sorry about your grandma and the bird.

Stephanie (sluman) said...

Wow! Jaw-dropping gorgeous!!

Carol said...

Beautiful cards! I haven't gotten a chance to try a criss-cross card yet, but I keep looking at yours and know I need to! I love how you added the brads on the ribbon in the top card.

Sherry Cheever said...

OH WOW -- I just scrolled through the first 4 or 5 entries! DARN girl these are all simply GORGEOUS! You so make me want to do more criss-cross cards!

Juanita said...

Wow, you certainly have been busy, I am so far behind. I'm sooooo sorry that the bird did not come back to your grandma, that is heartbreaking!

Beautiful card! You have pushed me over the edge to try this technique. TFS.

beate said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Laura Roth said...

These are absolutey gorgeous!