Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall in The Thistle Garden

Happy Thursday,

It's Impression Obsession Challenge day. This fortnight is a color challenge. The colors are: Coffee, Pumpkin, Nutmeg.

I used the Thistle Garden stamp from IO. And, this is another of the Fall cards I have been making all month. ( I have finished all 20 and now have to get them all out in the mail.)

I colored the image with Copics. I popped up a bird and covered it with Glossy Accents. The frame is a Sizzix die cut using DP from SEI. The pumpkin CS is from Bazzill. Oh, and I rounded the corners.

I thought this stamp made a nice Fall card, so I made several more. Although, I did not do the coloring with Copics because it was very labor intensive. Here are some samples of the others using a different coloring technique. I used distress inks (Ranger) to color in the leaves and markers (Memento) on the birds and flowers.

Very different results using the same stamp. On the inside of all the cards I stamped this super sweet sentiment from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.

Other fun Challenges for the Fall Thistle Garden:

Dutch Dare: Use a tag

Play Date Cafe: Colors - Melon, Green, and White

Paper Romance: Fall card
Stampin For the Weekend: Autumn

That's about it for me today. I still have a few more Fall cards that I would like to show you. Check back later in the week for those.

Have a lovely day!



  1. I love the fall cards Karen! I have yet to make any, plenty of others but no fall, about 8 halloween though!

  2. I love your take on the tag challenge! Nice job. :-) Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at the DDCC.

  3. Gorgeous cards, love the papers on the first one-some of my favorite!

  4. Great set of cards Karen. Love your way of using a tag... Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC.

  5. Now this is a very nice fall card. Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.


  6. These are beautiful, they capture then colour and the feel of autumn so well :)

  7. Really love what you have done with this week's colors at The Play Date Cafe...these cards are really lovely.

  8. What a gorgeous set of cards. I like all of them.

    Sue xx

  9. Super cute cards! Great images and wonderful designs! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  10. What beautiful images! Great to have you playing in the play date cafe :)

  11. Aww these are so sweet, love the image used :o) Thanks for playing along with our SFTW challenge! :o) Kate x

  12. WOWOWOWOW! What a great cards--I love that first one with the tag and brads;) CUTE! Great job all around:) Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:)

  13. Such a beautiful set of cards - each one different but following the same theme - gorgeous.

  14. Lovely cards, all such lovely images! Great use of the distress inks too, very pretty! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the PDCC this week!

  15. Beautiful scenery on your cards! Lovely autumnal feel! Glad you joined us at the PDCC this week.


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