Saturday, October 22, 2011


Welcome back to all my sweet crafty friends!  I cannot believe another week has already gone by and I am just getting my entry posted for The Shabby Tea Room’s challenge this Week #84 - ' Pumpkin Garden'.  If you had a chance to read my post from yesterday you already know that Joy is keeping me on my toes this week.  She is here in the chair with me now as I am typing this post! LOL
Well, I just love my submission for TSTR challenge this week. I hope you like it too! Dry embossing is required for this challenge so I used it in two places on this card. My new DCWV The Four Seasons paper has so many pretty patterns it was loads of fun to create with.  Several layers ended up on the card but I really love the way they flow together.
TSTR 84 Pumpkin Garden

And here is the inspiration photo:

The flower on the left is made from wired ribbon and embellished with a green half-pearl.  The large medallion is cut using two Spellbinders oval die-cuts to form a frame. The design inside the frame is stamped using Rubber Stamp Tapestry’s Garden of Summer Mums Set plus their Canada Goose Peg Stamp - Mini .  After stamping the flowers and goose, I chalked them with Pebbles Inc’s earth tone chalks.  I edged the inside of the medallion with a gold pen and finished it with 5 green half-pearls.  I fussy cut the pumpkins and leaves from the same paper stack.
TSTR 84 Pumpkin Garden2
The border along the right side of the card is cut with a Martha Stewart Double Edge Punch - Doily Lace Trim. The small sentiment medallion is cut from the next to smallest Spellbinders oval and dry embossed. I edged this medallion in olive green and stamped it with the same RST Garden of Summer Mums Set plus their  Happy Thanksgiving Block Stamp and finished with a green half-pearl. The other dry embossing on this card is hard to see in the picture but the bottom patterned strip is embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Border.
TSTR 84 Pumpkin Garden3
So that is my card. PLEASE let me know what you think! I love comments so much!!!! Have a great Saturday evening.
Rubber Stamp Tapestry: Garden of Summer Mums Set , Happy Thanksgiving Block Stamp ,Canada Goose Peg Stamp - Mini .
Paper: DCWV The Four Seasons sizes: 6x6” base, 4.5x5” left top, 4.5x1.25” right border topped with 4.5” Double Edge Punch - Doily Lace Trim, 1.75x5.75” bottom trim,
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Beaded Ovals: 2¼ x 2⅞″ plus 3⅜ x 4¼″ (use together to  make frame), 1⅜ X 1¾″ for sentiment
Misc: Green half-pearls, wire-edged ribbon for flower, metallic ribbon for trim, Stickles, chalk


Maria said...

Very lovely card! Love all the color and elements, so pretty! Take care!!:-))

Michelle said...

Hi Ellen! Such a beautiful card! Love all the embellishments you added! Love your handmade flower and pattern papers!

purple_pea_fran said...

Gorgeous! All those layers and flowers are stunning.
Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tearoom.

Cindy said...

Beautiful Card Ellen! Just love all of your sweet is truly shabby chic. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet message. I am now following you so drop back by and follow too! Love this Blog world. Take Care
Cindy Porter

Cindy said...

How pretty. The colors are so pretty. And I love all the different dies you used. And the flower is beautiful.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous autumn card Ellen, love the rich colours! Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment! Greetz from the Netherlands, Ira

Karen said...

Such a gorgeous card. I love all the elements. Beautiful. xx

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